Commission presents Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016/17
The European Commission has adopted the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17 which has a budget of €16 billion. The new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme are directly aligned with the policy priorities of the Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker and aim at substantially contributing to the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package, the Digital Single Market, Energy Union and Climate Change policy, Internal Market with stronger industry and making Europe a stronger global actor.
The new Work Programme 2016-17 offers funding opportunities through a range of calls for proposals, public procurements and other actions like the Horizon Prizes, together covering nearly 600 topics. The programme will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives: the modernisation of Europe's manufacturing industry (€1 billion); technologies and standards for automatic driving (over €100 million); the Internet of Things (€139 million) to address digitalisation of EU industries; Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy (€670 million) to develop strong and sustainable economies; and Smart and Sustainable Cities (€232 million) to better integrate environmental, transport, energy and digital networks in EU's urban environments.
In addition, at least €8 million in funding will be available for research on security of the EU's external borders, to help identify and prevent human trafficking and smuggling; €27 million for the new technologies to help prevent crime and terrorism, as well as €15 million for research into the origin and impact of migration flows in Europe.
The Work Programmes will be published on the Participant Portal.TOP