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European Commission signs first grant agreements under Horizon Europe

The selected projects will begin their research by the end of the year on a range of topics

Horizon Europe - Figures for the two calls
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The European Commission recently signed grant agreements with 49 projects that successfully applied to Horizon Europe: Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System and Research Infrastructures.  

Find out more about these two funding opportunities and the upcoming projects below.   

Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System 

Reforming the European R&I System is part of the Horizon Europe’s Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area call (Destination 3). 

Call for funding opened on 08 June 2021 and closed on 23 September 2021. 

Out of the 44 applications received, 20 projects covering 15 topics were funded, for a total of about 50.5 million euros of European Commission contribution. 

Projects start between June 2022 and September 2022. 

Find below an overview of the selected projects per call topic(s)/type(s) of action: 

Call for proposals 

Call Topic / Type of Action 

Funded projects 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-09 

Support for policy makers – Programme level collaboration between national R&I programmes, CSA 

Green ERA-Hub 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-20 

Towards a Europe-wide training and networking scheme for research managers, CSA 

RM ROADMAP  

Cardea 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-32 

Standardisation Booster for fostering exploitation of FP-funded research results, CSA 

HSbooster.eu 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-40 

Modelling and quantifying the impacts of open science practice, RIA 

PathOS 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-41 

Global cooperation on FAIR data policy and practice, CSA 

WorldFAIR 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-43 

Capacity-building for institutional open access publishing across Europe, CSA 

DIAMAS 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-44 

Societal trust in science, research and innovation, RIA 

POIESIS 

IANUS, 

VERITAS 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-45 

Support to changes in the assessment of research and researchers to reward the practice of open science, CSA 

OPUS 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-60 

A capacity-building and brokering network to make citizen science an integral part of the European Research Area, CSA 

ECS 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-61 

Supporting and giving recognition to citizen science in the European Research Area, CSA 

Impetus 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-70 

Developing a STE(A)M roadmap for Science Education in Horizon Europe. CSA 

Road-STEAMer 

SENSE 

The SEER 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-80 

Centre of excellence on inclusive gender equality in Research & Innovation, RIA 

INSPIRE 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-81 

Policy coordination to advance the implementation of the ERA gender equality and inclusiveness objectives within Member States, CSA 

GENDERACTIONplus 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-90 

The challenges of research ethics and integrity in response to crisis: the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, CSA 

PREPARED 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-91 

Ensuring reliability and trust in quality of Research Ethics expertise in the context of new/emerging technologies, CSA 

iRECS 

 

Find out more about the calls in the Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area Work Programme 2021-2022.  

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Research Infrastructures 

Research infrastructures are facilities, resources, and services that allow researchers in Europe to conduct ground-breaking R&I. It includes research laboratories, scientific instrumentation and technologies, data resources, computational tools, and communication networks. 

The European Commission funds these through Horizon Europe – Research Infrastructures in order to foster groundbreaking innovation to benefit citizens and society.  

There were two calls for applications for funding in 2021. 29 projects have signed grant agreements with the European Commission. 

For the standard call, the Commission made 207 million euros available across four sub-calls. REA received 48 applications by the deadline. Following evaluation, grant agreements were signed with 27 projects:  

Call for proposals  

Call topic/Type of action 

Funded projects 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01 

Developing, consolidating and optimising the European research infrastructures landscape, maintaining global leadership  

eRImote  

e-IRGSP7  

StR-ESFRI3 

RICH Europe 

KADI 

R-NMR 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01 

Enabling an operational, open and FAIR European Open Cloud System (EOSC) 

FAIRCORE4EOSC 

FAIR-IMPACT 

EuroScience Gateway 

EOSC4Cancer 

EOSCFOCUS 

RAISE 

Skills4EOSC 

AI4EOSC 

FAIR-EASE 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01 

Research infrastructure services to support health research, accelerate the green and digital transformation, and advance frontier knowledge 

EUROLABS 

AI4Life 

AgroServ 

ReMade-at-ARI 

Geo-INQUIRE 

IMagine 

ERIES 

CanSERV 

 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-TECH-01 

Next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools and methods  

BioDT 

intertwin 

EBRAIN-health 

DT-GEO 

 

For the COVID-19 emergency call, the Commission made 33 million euros available. This call was launched to boost research efforts in response to the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on emerging SARSCov2 virus variants.    

REA received four applications and following evaluation the Commission signed grant agreements with two projects

Call for proposals 

Call topic/Type of action 

Projects 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-01 

FAIR and open data sharing in support to European preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases 

By-COVID 

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-02 

 

Research infrastructure services for rapid research responses to COVID-19 and other infectious disease epidemics 

ISIDORE 

 

Find out more about the calls in the Research Infrastructures Work Programme 2021-2022

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Further information 

These programmes fall under Horizon Europe—the European Commission’s framework for research funding. Both programmes are managed by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) and the calls for applications for funding opened and closed in 2021.  

Visit the Funding and Tenders portal for opportunities to see the latest openings to apply for EU funding.  

Keep up to date with these projects—as well as other innovative research—by following REA on Twitter and LinkedIn.  

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