Research and innovation driving transformative change
Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to modernise the EU’s economy and society and re-orient them towards a just and sustainable future.
Research and innovation will play a central role in
- accelerating and navigating the necessary transitions
- deploying, demonstrating and de-risking solutions
- engaging citizens in social innovation
Funding and support
On the Funding and Tenders Portal you can find funding information and apply for Horizon Europe calls for proposal.
The Commission made €1 billion available under the Green Deal call - the last and biggest call under Horizon 2020. The 73 projects selected for funding under the call will contribute to the EU’s response to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. On the Green Deal Projects website you can follow how projects collaborate to reach the goals of the European Green Deal.
Horizon Europe is the EU's research and innovation programme (2021-2027).
Its powerful instruments and innovative governance are set to drive the necessary systemic changes to reach climate neutrality and ensure an inclusive ecological and economic transition.
In synergy with other EU programmes, Horizon Europe is key to leveraging national public and private investment. Together, they foster new technologies, sustainable solutions and disruptive innovation and spread successful new solutions across Europe and the world.
Over 35% of Horizon Europe spending is allocated to address climate change.
Horizon Europe includes a new wave of research and innovation partnerships.
Partnerships will help drive the huge transformations in environment, society and the economy that the European Green Deal calls for.
The EU works closely with industry and countries to support partnerships in critical areas such as transport - including batteries - clean hydrogen, low-carbon steel, circular biobased sectors, the built environment and biodiversity.
EU missions in Horizon Europe are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030.
At the same time, they aim to capture citizens' imagination and inspire confidence in the transformations ahead.
4 out of the 5 mission areas in Horizon Europe directly support the European Green Deal
- Restore our ocean and waters
- Climate-neutral and smart cities
- A soil deal for Europe
- Adaptation to climate change and societal transformation
Green research and innovation rules
To deliver on the European Green Deal, a careful assessment, analysis and design of existing and future legislation is necessary. At the same time, it is important to leave room for new and out-of-the-box ideas to reach a sustainable future more quickly and more effectively.
The Innovation Principle approach can be a useful tool in this regard.
A fully electrically-powered, emission-free ferry called Ellen is saving 2,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.
A system that collects and recycles used nappies and turns them into high-value new materials such as organic fertiliser
The project provides crucial data for policymakers in the field of flood risk, helping authorities and societies prepare for a changing climate
The project is designing smart materials to control the wettability of surfaces and creating an open innovation space for knowledge and data shared with everyone
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EU research and innovation support to reduce our dependency on materials and accelerate the roll-out of the EU’s strategic net-zero technologies
On 16 March the European Commission has launched the Critical Raw Materials Act and the Net Zero Industry Act
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CINEA launches a new public dashboard covering all of its projects and programmes
The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has launched today its online public dashboard bringing together all the programmes that have been entrusted to it by the European Commission
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The first Green Deal Projects support office newsletter is out
The Green Deal Projects support office has released its first newsletter. It will present their work and highlights from the 73 Green Deal Call projects
- Conferenze e vertici
31st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
- 5 - 9 giugno 2023
- Bologna, Italy
- Evento esterno
- Conferenze e vertici
Leveraging deep tech green transition and digital solutions to transform EU industrial ecosystems
- 27 marzo 2023
- Munich, Germany
Political priority: A European Green Deal
Agriculture, forestry and rural areas
Research and innovation in agriculture and forestry. Projects, funding, scientific publications, contact, news and events.
Research and innovation on the bioeconomy, funding, collaboration and job opportunities, projects and results, events and news
Discover activities in energy research including funding, jobs, projects, publications, news and events
Information about EU research priorities, funding opportunities, collaboration, projects, news and events on environment research and innovation
EU research policy on sustainable food systems, funding, collaboration and jobs, publications news and events
Industrial research and innovation
How the Commission promotes industrial research with key enabling technologies.
Social sciences and humanities
Funding opportunities, policies, networks and news related to social sciences and humanities.
Priority areas for EU transport research