European Partnerships

European Partnerships are initiatives in which the EU Commission and private and/or public partners commit themselves to jointly support the development and implementation of a research and innovation program. They make a significant contribution to achieving the EU's political priorities, such as the Green Deal, Europe's digital strategy or pandemic preparedness.

The strategic approach under Horizon Europe aims to improve the coherence of the partnerships among themselves and in interaction with other instruments in the Framework Programme. In addition, the partnerships are to be made more open and transparent in terms of participants, activities and results.

European R&I partnerships shall furthermore develop the European Research Area (ERA), overcome the fragmentation of the R&I landscape, avoid duplication with national or regional research activities and promote competitiveness and innovation.

In this section you will find general information on the overall strategy of the partnership process as well as detailed information on the three partnership formats in Horizon Europe and the respective candidates.