European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

A new Generation of European Partnerships and increased Collaboration with other EU Programmes

On 7 June 2018 the Commission adopted its proposal for Horizon Europe, the 9th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will become operational from January 2021 onwards. While the proposal's overall policy is ‘evolution and no revolution’, the part on ‘European Partnerships’ differs significantly from Horizon 2020.

For the first time, an overall policy approach for all kinds of partnerships, from ERA-NETs to JTIs, FET Flagships and even the EIT/KICs has been developed and uniformly labelled ‘European Partnerships’.