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European Research Executive Agency

European Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries

Under Cluster 2, the European Commission funds research that will promote better access to cultural heritage and improve its protection while supporting job creation in the creative industries.  

2024 calls for proposals

A European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage
2024 call
1 call, 5 Topics
e.g.: Innovative tools for digitization, documenting and organising data, advanced data enrichment, study, conservation, restoration and interactions
48 million
Indicative budget

HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-ECCCH-01

  1. 17 April 2024
    Publication of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023 – 2024
  2. 14 June 2024
    Cluster 2 Info Day
  3. 18 June 2024 (TBC)
    Launch of call for proposals for funding
  4. 22 January 2025
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals
  5. May 2025 (TBC)
    Applicants informed if their proposals have been selected
  6. Date TBC
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
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All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

2024 calls for proposals

European Cultural Heritage and the European Collaborative Cloud
This call closed on 7 February 2024
1 call, 5 Topics
e.g.: New European Bauhaus – Innovative solutions for greener and fairer ways of life through arts and culture, architecture and design for all
65 million
Indicative budget for the two calls
  1. 6 December 2022
    Publication of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023 – 2024
  2. 4 October 2023
    Launch of call for proposals for funding
  3. 18 October 2023
    Cluster 2 Info Days
  4. 19 October 2023
    Cluster 2 Brokerage Event
  5. 7 February 2024
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals

    178 proposals submitted by call for proposals deadline.

  6. June 2024
    Applicants informed if their proposals have been selected
  7. October 2024
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  8. Date TBC
    Projects begin their research
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All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

2023 calls for proposals for funding

European Cultural Heritage and the European Collaborative Cloud
This call closed on 20 September 2023
2 calls, 10 Topics
Remote Monitoring of Monuments, The Creative Industries and the Sustainable Climate Transition, Digitalisation, Transforming Cultural Heritage
113 million
Indicative budget for the two calls

Call A European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage (2023)

  1. 6 December 2022
    Publication of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023 – 2024
  2. 10 January 2023
    Launch of call for proposals for funding
  3. 15 March 2023
    Launch of the European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage

    A Cloud for All: watch the recording

  4. 28 March 2023
    Collaborative Cloud Info Days

    Register for the event

  5. 28 March 2023
    Collaborative Cloud Brokerage Event

    Register for the event

  6. 21 September 2023
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals

    44 proposals submitted by call for proposals deadline.

    Budget available € 35 million

  7. May 2024
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)

Call Research and Innovation on Cultural Heritage and CCIs (2023)

  1. 6 December 2022
    Publication of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023 – 2024
  2. 14 December 2022
    Launch of call for proposals for funding
  3. 17 January 2023
    Cluster 2 Info Days
  4. 18 January 2023
    Cluster 2 Brokerage Event

    Find out more about Net4Society, the National Contact Points network for Cluster 2

  5. 14 March 2023
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals

    198 proposals submitted by call for proposals deadline

    €610 million requested in total by the proposals

    These proposals are now under evaluation by independent experts

  6. July 2023
    Applicants informed if their proposals have been selected
  7. November 2023
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)
  8. November/December 2023
    Projects begin their research
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All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.