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European Research Executive Agency
News article22 June 20211 min read

First Horizon Europe calls for proposals are now open

Today the first Horizon Europe calls for proposals have been launched on the EU Funding and Tenders Portal.

Last week the European Commission adopted the Horizon Europe’s main work programme for the period 2021-2022, announcing €14.7 billion of EU funding to support the transition to a greener, fairer and more digital EU.

The European Research Executive Agency will play a key role in the implementation of this ambitious investment package, by managing around 5.7 billion under Horizon Europe in the next two years.

These investments will support ground-breaking research and digital solutions for a healthier planet, more secure and inclusive societies, access to research infrastructures, support to top researchers in Europe and beyond.

EU PROGRAMMES MANAGED BY REA 2021 EU budget Opening Closing
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

€ 816 million

22 June 12 October
Research Infrastructures

€ 274 million

22 June 23 September

Culture, creativity and inclusive society

€ 158 million 22 June 7 October

Civil Security for Society

€ 148.5 million 30 June 23 November

Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

€959 million 22 June 6 October
Widening Participation and spreading excellence € 353 million 29 June  

Reforming and enhancing the EU research and innovation system

€ 61 million 22 June  

EU Mission: Soil Health and Food

€ 5 million 22 June 20 October

*figures are rounded

In addition to the above EU programmes we also manage the recruitment of experts evaluators of calls proposals for the European Commission with a EU budget of €73 million in 2021 under Horizon Europe.

Next Steps

Potential applicants will have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions at the Horizon Europe Information Days, taking place between 28 June and 9 July.



Publication date
22 June 2021