On September 16, we offered you a barometer of upcoming calls for projects for some clusters of the Horizon Europe program. The trend was not necessarily positive for some destinations in several clusters.   This time, Science Business, in its article of November 24, 2022, gives us a clear vision of the 2023 budget of […]


Origin of the “new” Lump Sum To understand the very logic of the Lump Sum we need to go back to its origins, to the reason why the Lump Sum was introduced in the system of EU direct grants. Even thou we started dealing with the current Lump Sum model only during the last two […]


  Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the whole world. The European Green Deal is a response to such challenges. It is a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no […]


Horizon Europe, the current Framework Programme of the European Union for R&I is one of the largest and most ambitious Programmes of the Union.  Organizations from the EU and non-EU Member States can apply for funding to help lead Europe’s research and innovation, generating a concrete impact on society, research, and the environment. With the […]


The EU-funds-addicted community spends summer afternoons preparing the next application with a September deadline…and burning midnight oil. There is another tradition every second year: scouting the available funding opportunities for the next two years in (leaked) Cluster Work Programmes. This is what we did too.  By following Science Business, we are up to date on […]


Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme (MSCA) is part of the HORIZON EUROPE pillar one. Specifically, it aims to promote the mobility of researchers, as well as their collaboration between countries, sectors, and disciplines.  Participants are encouraged to develop their careers through the program.   Would you like to participate? You can apply no matter: Your age, nationality, […]


A closer analysis of the Horizon Europe Annotated Model of Grant Agreement (latest available version at June 16th 2022 i.e. “Pre-draft – November 2021”), provides some interesting elements of novelty concerning the rules and eligibility of the subcontracting budget category.   Subcontracting: an hot topic for the EC and the Beneficiary Subcontracting is definitely one […]


Researchers often say that they are able to write the Excellence section of the Horizon Europe proposal, but they would like someone to write the Impact part for them. However, are you really sure that you know how to write the best possible Excellence part for your proposal? Even if you are a top scientist […]


Despite the agreement on the post-Brexit deal in December 2020, which included an agreement on the UK’s associate membership, the implementation of the status is delayed due to a dispute over the Northern Ireland protocol between the EU and the UK. A government spokesperson warned that “If the UK is unable to associate soon, (…) […]


With a budget of €95.5 billion under MFF 2021-2027, and projects receiving several million, Horizon Europe is a significant funding source for Research and Innovation in Europe. We have checked the remaining opportunities for 2022 Calls, and we are anticipating the draft Work Programmes for 2023-2024. Horizon Europe structure Horizon Europe is structured around 3 […]

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