Horizon 2020

Following FP7, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s main instrument for funding research and development, which runs from 2014 to 2020.

 Some key figures:

  • At least 60% of the overall Horizon 2020 budget is expected to be related to sustainable development.
  • Climate-related expenditure is expected to exceed 35% of the Horizon 2020 budget, as part of the multi-annual financial framework commitment to allocate 20% of all EU spending to the mainstreaming of climate action.

There are significant opportunities for innovation for businesses, communities and other groups.

There are a variety of funding mechanisms in Horizon 2020 (e.g. individual fellowships, infrastructural awards and collaborative research projects).

We facilitate the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via our role as National Delegate and Contact Point for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Horizon 2020 National Support Network.

EC catalogue of H2020 SC5 projects 2014-2017

Read more on Societal Challenge 5

Open Calls

The 2020 Calls will open in Autumn 2020. These are the last calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5.

Use the Topic Search to identify possible topics of interest (https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-search)

EPA Support

We actively promote, encourage and facilitate the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via its role as National Delegate and Contact Point for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.

Read more about the support available

Horizon 2020 SC5 Irish Results

View the latest results for Ireland under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 using the Horizon 2020 Project dashboard.