Horizon Europe (2021-2027): the 9th European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe’s future. It helps Europe to compete globally and preserve our unique social model. It improves the daily lives of millions of people here in Europe and around the world, helping to solve some of our biggest societal challenges.
Building on the achievements and success of the EU’s past flagship research and innovation programmes, the Commission proposes a budget of €100 billion for 2021-2027 for Horizon Europe (€97.6 bn) and the Euratom Research and Training Programme (€2.4bn).
Horizon Europe is proposed as the most ambitious research and innovation funding programme ever. It will continue to drive Europe’s scientific excellence through the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges and draw on the scientific advice, technical support and dedicated research of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). And it will add a new level of ambition and boost the scientific, economic and societal impact of EU funding.
Agreements for Horizon Europe and its related programmes and initiatives will be activated retroactively, both for participation in collaborative projects and for individual projects. This is also the case for Switzerland. For this reason, researchers in Switzerland must submit their project proposals in all calls as participants from an associated country.
Status of Switzerland
Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 (factsheet)
Participants from CH institutions must apply for all Horizon 2020 and Euratom calls as participants from an associated country and request their funding from the European Commission.
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation: SERI - website
The participation status of Switzerland for Horizon Europe is currently under discussion (factsheet, pdf).
The aim is a full association of Switzerland to Horizon Europe. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation provides regular updates on the status of Switzerland to Horizon Europe as well frequently asked questions on this important subject.