After Horizon 2020, which ran from 2014 to 2020, Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion for the period 2021-2027.
It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.
The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.
It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area. Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.
In this regard, one of OPERA’s main objectives is to support the efforts of the A4U and its researchers to make their research more competitive at European and international level.
Table 1 shows the A4U universities’ results still under Horizon 2020 (it will be updated with Horizon Europe participation), whilst Table 2 shows the results by university under previous framework programmes.