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Science for Democracy

In this year of elections, research can help us to understand and nurture our democracies.

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.

Funding opportunities

Apply for funding

Information on how to compose your project team and find partners

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

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

How to manage your project



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The societal value of the arts and culture - Its role in people’s well-being, mental health and inclusion