POLICY BRIEF: EU Horizon 2021-2027 – innovation momentum for Europe

Our Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková wrote the first article for the new EUROPEUM publications series: 2021–2027 Horizon Europe. In a policy brief Katarína summarises the objectives of Horizon 2021-2027 and introduces the "Innovation” pillar of the European Union funding scheme for the following years.

One year on, despite some less-than-smooth negotiations regarding the structural funds and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Europe is recovering. Horizon Europe has officially launched its new funding period and the EU member countries are preparing to benefit. Amidst domestic pressure, the UK Government’s is fighting hard to maintain access to the framework. The COVID-19 vaccination is underway throughout the continent, and the EU-leaders-agreed Just Transition Fund is another step towards what is to become a truly transformative period for the European industry and climate.

As the dust settles in the aftermath of Brexit and COVID-19, it is time to review the ample opportunities for growth and innovation made possible by Horizon Europe. The 2021 – 2027 program was officially launched this past February, with a number of programs and calls currently opening for the first funding period.

You can read the full policy brief in PDF.

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Katarína Svitková
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Climate policy, sustainability, city resilience and urban governance, security policy, international higher education

2021–2027 Horizon Europe
Publications series

A series of articles by EUROPEUM's Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková, focusing on “Innovative Europe” – the third dimension (or the 3rd pillar) of Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the EU's key funding programme for research and innovation.