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EU Framework Programme

The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development are the European Union's main instruments for supporting collaborative research, development and innovations in science, engineering and technology.


A maximum of one project will be funded with a max contribution of EUR 35M over 5 years to cover max 50% of the total costs of the project. The funding instrument used is EJP-COFUND, which is a new H2020 instrument. The funds are provided as a grant.

link to specific challenge, scope and expected impact

The call specifically requires that the activities will need to be coordinated with related European research related projects (e.g. EFFORT, COMPARE), initiatives (e.g. JPI AMR, GloPID-R, International Research on animal health, see SFS-12-2016) and entities (e.g. EU reference laboratories, EFSA, ECDC).

Proposals under the call will be evaluated on the following criteria (different from the standard H2020) :

  • Level of ambition in the collaboration and commitment of the participants in the proposed action to pool national resources and coordinate their national/regional research programmes.
  • Critical mass in terms of proposed overall budget, maturity and degree of integration in the proposed research area as well as consistency of proposed activities with the development of a European Joint Programme towards a joint undertaking or other permanent structure in the proposed research area.
  • Effectiveness of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the programme's results and to communicate the programme.

The (potential) Brexit does not affect any application as long as the article 50 has not been officially drawn.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.