Next steps

The first wave of European Partnerships in HEU will start with the work programmes 2021/ 2022. The following indicative timeline shows the process of their implementation. It will be adopted according to the decisions on the MFF (multiannual financial framework), Horizon Europe negotiations and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • March to June: Hearings of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board on the Draft Impact assessment of candidates for Article 185/7 initiatives;
  • May/June: online publication of draft partnership proposals for partnerships planned for 2021/2022. The publication of proposals will provide transparency of the preparation phase and therewith ensures better alignment and planning through mutual access among partnerships and Member States;
  • Autumn 2020: Adoption of COM proposals for Article 185/187 initiatives (timing depends on sufficient progress on MFF, the formal commitments received by Member States and the SRIAs/Roadmaps finalised).
  • Q1/2021: publication of Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021/2022 including co-programmed and co-funded European Partnerships
  • Q2/2021: adoption of Article 185 and 187 basic acts by (European Parliament and) Council.