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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: Under Horizon Europe Innovation Pillar, EIC supports innovations with potential breakthrough and disruptive nature with scale-up potential that may be too risky for private investors. It is the largest fund for SMEs under Horizon Europe. EIC provides grant funding of up to 2.5-3 million Euros for all stages of technological development (TRL 1-9) through its Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator programmes, and equity funding for scale up under Accelerator.

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.

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Missions in Horizon Europe

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030 . The 5 EU Missions are:

  • Adaptation to Climate Change: support at least 150 European regions and communities to become climate resilient by 2030
  • Cancer: improving the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better
  • Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
  • 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030
  • A Soil Deal for Europe: 100 living labs and lighthouses to lead the transition towards healthy soils by 2030

EU Missions - A better Future

European Partnerships in Horizon Europe

European Partnerships bring the European 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. Find out more about European Partnerships in this infographic. There are 3 types:

  • European Co-programmed 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.

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: March 28, 2024