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News article15 June 2021Directorate-General for Research and Innovation2 min read

Horizon Europe Info Days & EOSC Symposium: Presenting the INFRAEOSC destination for 2021 and 2022

Officers from DG CNECT and DG R&I presented the topics to be funded under the INFRAEOSC destination of the Research Infrastructures part of the Horizon Europe Work Programme (RI WP) for 2021-2022 in two different events.


  • On 15 June in the context of the EOSC Symposium (find a recording here), the EC provided an introduction to the RI WP, and gave a high level overview of the different topics to be funded under the INFRAEOSC destination over the years 2021 and 2022. This session recorded the highest participation during the EOSC Symposium with 350 people closely following the presentation.
  • On 28 June in the context of the Horizon Europe Info Days (find a recording here), the EC provided a more in-depth overview of the topics to be funded under the INFRAEOSC destination in 2021, providing detailed information on the timelines, additional conditions, expected outcomes and scopes for the different topics.


Liina Munari (DG CNECT), Michel Schouppe, Christian Cuciniello, Kostas Repanas, Carlos Casorrán (DG R&I). 

Recordings of the events:

available from here (EOSC Symposium) and here (Research Infrastructures Info Days). The events featured detailed presentations from the Commission colleagues. 

Main points from the presentations: 

  • The INFRAEOSC destination of the Research Infrastructures part of the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2021-2022 was developed following the input received in the context of the European Co-Programmed Partnership for the European Open Science Cloud through its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, which set the high-level priorities to be tackled through European funding.
  • The EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) contains a detailed roadmap for the next two years, including both priority activities and expected outcomes. The SRIA was widely consulted across the pertinent stakeholders and proposes a breakdown of the three general objectives to be attained by the EOSC Partnership (around people, data and infrastructure) into a list of fourteen concrete action areas divided into seven areas related to implementation challenges (e.g. identifiers, metadata, FAIR metrics and certification, etc.) and seven areas related to boundary conditions (skills and training, communication, funding models, rewards and recognition, etc.).
  • The INFRAEOSC destination foresees an estimated budget of almost 90 M€ to fund ten topics under the WP 2021-2022, respectively six topics in the call for proposal 2021 and four topics in the call 2022. Additional EOSC-related EU investment will also be made in 2021-2022 for a public procurement supporting the EOSC-Core (about 35 M€) and for a grant on FAIR and open data sharing in support to European preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases (about 12 M€) under the separate Call HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-01.
  • The topics proposed under the INFRAEOSC destination map to the fourteen action areas presented in the EOSC SRIA.
  • Projects funded under the INFRAEOSC destination will drive the implementation and the operationalisation of the EOSC ecosystem to attain the vision of a Web of FAIR data and services for science.
  • Through the funded projects, progress will be attained along the dimensions of the general objectives set forth in the SRIA:
    • Projects will contribute to the mainstreaming of Open Science as the new norm,
    • Projects will contribute to an increased federation of research infrastructures, and
    • Projects will contribute to the promotion of the FAIR principles and open data, in line with the logic that data should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary.

Link: Destination INFRAEOSC in the Commission’s Funding and Tender portal


Publication date
15 June 2021
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation