Programme Horizon 2020 is the major one of EU that is aimed at funding researches and innovations. Its budget for 7 years (from 2014 to 2020) is 80 billion euros. This programme is a financial tool that supports Europe competitiveness in the world and researches, innovations as well.
The Horizon 2020 has 3 directions: Innovative science, Industrial leadership, Social challenges.
The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.
Ukraine in Horizon 2020
Based on statistic data published by the project R&ILinks2UA, 90 projects with the participation of Ukrainian organizations were chosen to fund through “Horizon 2020” programme in the period from 2014 to 2018.
The total amount of funding received by Ukrainian participants in these projects equals to 17, 23B euros. Researchers from Ukraine participate in almost all theme directions of "Horizon 2020" and funding for Ukrainian organizations under priority "Smart, ecologically clean and integrated transport" took the second place among all the priorities and totalled 2 770 706 euros. Detailed information about the programme.