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Horizon Europe - Cluster 2: “Culture, creativity and inclusive society”

Cluster 2 aims to strengthen democratic values, including rule of law and fundamental rights, safeguarding our cultural heritage, and promoting socio-economic transformations that contribute to inclusion and growth. The European Commission funds research and innovation projects to meet these objectives under Horizon Europe.

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Horizon Europe Info Days on 18 October

Attend to find out how to apply for EU funding

Funding opportunities

Apply for funding

Who should apply

Information on how to compose your project team and find partners

How to apply

Overview of the application process and what types of projects can be funded

Open science

What you should comply with when applying for funding and implementing your project

How to manage your project


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