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  • Horizon Europe amended for a greener and more digital EU

    by Amy Murphy | Apr 24, 2024 | Reading time: 3 minutes | Blog, European Programmes – Project Management


    The European Commission’s recent adoption of an amendment to the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2023-2024 marks a significant step towards shaping a more sustainable and innovative Europe. Let’s analyze the key highlights of these updates and what they mean for the EU’s future.

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    What’s New?


    Increased Budget
    The amendment injects nearly €1.4 billion into the Horizon Europe programme, bringing the 2024 budget to a total of €7.3 billion.
    Support for EU Missions
    A substantial portion of this funding, approximately €648 million, is allocated to support EU Missions targeting critical areas like climate change, cancer, oceans, cities, and soil.
    New European Bauhaus
    An additional €20 million is allocated to facilitate the implementation of the New European Bauhaus initiative, integrating sustainability into everyday living spaces.
    Experimental Actions
    The amendment introduces experimental actions aimed at attracting newcomers and supporting young researchers, fostering openness and innovation within the program.
    Digital Cultural Heritage
    €48 million is dedicated to establishing a Digital European Cultural Heritage Collaborative Cloud, enhancing access to and the preservation of the EU’s cultural heritage.
    Pandemic Preparedness
    Recognizing the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, €50 million is allocated for a European Partnership for pandemic preparedness.
    Continuity for 2025

    Calls for proposals for 2025 ensure continuity in essential areas such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, widening participation, and reforming the European R&I system.

    Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 amendment - Budget increase to 7.3 Billion


    The Horizon Europe amendments reflect the EU’s commitment to stimulate research, innovation, and sustainability. By investing in key initiatives, the European Commission aims to address pressing challenges  and not only boost Europe’s competitiveness, but also lay the groundwork for a more resilient and inclusive society.

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