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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the current European Commission Research and Innovation funding programme which ends 31 December 2020. Calls are organised into ‘work programmes’.  The current H2020 multi-annual work programme is for 2018-2020.

Horizon 2020 funding is focused mainly on collaborative research and innovation projects, or on fellowship funding. Collaborative funding is awarded to projects addressing specific topics defined within thematic work programme calls. Fellowships – for which eligibility criteria apply - define their own fields of research.

Our Work Programmes pages provide more information about the component parts of Horizon 2020 and their thematic focus.

With calls worth over €30m the 2018-2020 Work Programme includes fewer topics than previous Horizon 2020 Work Programmes each with bigger budgets. Call topics directly support the Commission's political priorities

  • A low-carbon, climate resilient future
  • Circular Economy
  • Digitising and transforming European industry and services
  • Security Union
  • Migration

Our Deadlines page lists all the open and forthcoming calls for the current Work Programme year.

For a full list of Oxford factsheets relating to EC funding opportunities please see our Applying for Horizon 2020 Funding page.

Last Updated 24 Nov 2017.