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Research and innovation

EU research on Zika

Zika is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV) that  spread through the South Pacific and through large parts of Latin America in March 2015.

There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of severe congenital brain malformations in infants born to mothers infected during pregnancy. In addition, evidence indicates that the virus also may cause Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults.

The importance of a rapid research response to the Zika outbreak was highlighted by the WHO declaration on 1 February 2016.

Details of EU projects mobilised in the wake of the 2016 outbreak.

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

Funding for health under the research and innovation framework programme, Horizon Europe. 

Projects and results

Details of EU research projects on Zika

Details on projects and consortia that were mobilised in the wake of the 2016 Zika outbreak. 

EU-funded projects (CORDIS)

Projects in the area of Zika on the Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects.

Project success stories

Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects.

Horizon Results Platform

Platform where framework programme funding recipients present their results to search, contact their owners and form partnerships.

Collaboration and jobs

Find project partners

Look for project partners and view profiles of all organisations that have received funding via the funding and tender opportunities portal.

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)

Global network of major public and private funders of preparedness research.


Researcher jobs in related fields

Scientific publications, tools and databases

Horizon 2020 dashboard

Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data.

Scientific publications

Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC)

EU Open Data Portal

Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.


You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.