Adoption of €13.5 Billion Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-24

New Horizon Europe work programme set to launch on 7 December 2022.

The European Commission has adopted the main Horizon Europe work programme for 2023-24, with around €13.5 billion in funding to support researchers and innovators in Europe to pursue breakthrough solutions for environmental, energy, digital and geopolitical challenges.

Part of the wider €95.5 billion Horizon Europe programme, highlights of the 2023-24 work programme include:

  • €5.67 billion (over 42% of the work programme’s budget) is dedicated to reaching key climate action objectives, finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
  • Nearly €970 million to help speed up the clean energy transition, in line with the REPowerEU Plan, and increase Europe’s energy independence from unreliable suppliers and volatile fossil fuels.
  • Direct investments of more than €1 billion from NextGeneration EU towards Europe’s recovery from the economic and social damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • More than €600 million for the five EU Missions in 2023 to support research and innovation.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said:

“The Horizon Europe 2023-24 work programme adopted today will support the research and innovation communities to address the crucial challenges of our times. The programme is another stepping-stone to help us be at the forefront of innovation for a better future.”

The first calls for proposals are scheduled to launch on 7 December 2022.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)