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Are you looking for funding for your Research and Innovation project?

The National Contact Points for Horizon Europe in Malta can assist you in participating successfully in this programme by:

⭐ Helping you identify Horizon Europe funding opportunities that match your project ideas

⭐ Offering personalised advice on open and forthcoming Horizon Europe calls 

⭐ Discussing project ideas

⭐ Helping identify potential partners via our European networks

⭐ Reviewing proposals before submission

⭐ Organizing information and training sessions and webinars

⭐ Providing advice on project management

⭐ Providing additional support through National funding schemes

Get in touch 📧 horizon.malta@gov.mt

The largest EU funded Research and Innovation Programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. This will result in creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.

Horizon Europe funding is awarded based on calls for project proposals, which are published on the Funding and Tender’s Portal. The calls for proposals define the thematic areas for which funding is available and provide all criteria that need to be respected. They also include information on the total amount of budget available and the deadline for submitting a call.

Legal entities established in any of the EU Member States or in any country associated with Horizon Europe are eligible for Horizon Europe funding.

What is new in Horizon Europe?

European Innovation Council: Support for innovations with potential breakthrough and disruptive nature with scale-up potential that may be too risky for private investors. This is 70% of the budget earmarked for SMEs

Missions: Sets of measures to achieve bold, inspirational and measurable goals within a set time frame. There are 5 main mission areas as part of Horizon Europe

Gender Equality: Having a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) in place is an eligibility criterion for certain categories of legal entities from EU countries and associated countries

Horizon Europe guidance on gender equality plans

Open science policy: Mandatory open access to publications and open science principles are applied throughout the programme

Factsheet: Open science in Horizon Europe

New approach to partnerships: Objective-driven and more ambitious partnerships with industry in support of EU policy objectives

Work programmes under Horizon Europe

Work programmes set out funding opportunities under Horizon Europe.

The work programmes for Horizon Europe are available to view and download on the Funding and Tenders Portal.

Horizon Europe

EU Missions - A better Future

European Partnerships in Horizon Europe

European Partnerships bring the Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives. They are a key implementation tool of Horizon Europe, and contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities. By bringing private and public partners together, European Partnerships help to avoid the duplication of investments and contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the research and innovation landscape in the EU. The aim of European partnerships with EU and associated countries, the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders is to deliver on global challenges and modernize industry. The Horizon Europe proposal lays down the conditions and principles for establishing European Partnerships. There are 3 types: • European Co-programme Partnerships These are partnerships between the Commission and private and/or public partners. They are based on memoranda of understanding. • European Co-funded Partnerships Partnerships involving EU countries, with research funders and other public authorities at the core of the consortium. • European Institutionalized Partnerships These are partnerships in the field of research and innovation between the Union, EU member states and/or industry.

Full information on European Partnerships including candidates and contact details

Contact us

Horizon Europe provides opportunities for Maltese researchers and organisations to be at the forefront of research and innovation and to collaborate with leading organisations across Europe and the world. The Horizon Unit within the Malta Council for Science and Technology is your contact point for Horizon Europe in Malta. Building on our past experiences, we are able to answer all your questions related to Horizon Europe and can guide you throughout the whole process of participating successfully in the Programme.

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This article was last updated on: April 13, 2022