Policy: European Commission Publishes 10 New Candidate European Partnerships

Member States and Associated Countries will be able to provide their feedback on the proposed partnerships – and suggest new candidates – until September 2023.

The European Commission has published a list of ten new European Partnerships that will be launched during the second half of Horizon Europe.

European Partnerships aim to deliver on global challenges and modernise industry by forming partnerships between EU and associated countries, the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. A total of 49 Partnerships were launched under the first Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe focusing on three types of partnerships: co-programmed, co-funded, and institutionalised. Further information about European Partnerships are available at the Commission’s website.

The ten new partnerships under consideration for the second half of Horizon Europe are as follows:

  • Brain Health.
  • Forests and Forestry for a Sustainable Future.
  • Innovative Materials for EU (I’M for EU).
  • In-Orbit Demonstration and Validation.
  • Raw Materials for the Green and Digital Transition​.
  • Resilient Cultural Heritage.
  • Social Transformations and Resilience.
  • Solar Photovoltaics.
  • Textiles of the Future.
  • Virtual Worlds.

Following an extensive preparatory phase during which the new partnerships were identified, the partnerships are now moving into a co-creation phase involving Member States and Associated Countries. During this time, eligible countries will be able to provide detailed feedback on the proposed partnerships, as well as suggestions for additional candidates, via a structural consultation running from July to September 2023.

The final portfolio of additional European Partnerships will be agreed upon together with Member States and Associated Countries and formalised with the adoption of the Strategic Plan 2025-2027.

Further details of the proposals are available at the European Commission website.

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