22 Jul 2021
Research funding for 11 new projects to tackle corona virus and its variants announced
On 22 July 2021, the Commission published the short-listed 11 new projects worth €120 million from Horizon Europe, for supporting and enabling urgent research into the coronavirus and its variants. The successful projects involve 312 research teams from 40 countries, including 38 participants from 23 countries outside of the EU.
Most of the projects will support clinical trials for new treatments and vaccines, as well as the development of large scale, coronavirus cohorts and networks beyond Europe's borders, forging links with European initiatives. Other projects will reinforce and widen access to the research infrastructures providing services, or needed to share data, expertise, and research resources among researchers, to enable research addressing coronavirus and its variants. These infrastructures include those already active such as the European COVID-19 Data Platform and the relevant European Life Science Research Infrastructures.