Co-funded European Partnerships

These are partnerships involving EU Member States and Associated Countries, with research funders and other public authorities at the core of the consortium.

The partnership is based on a grant agreement between the Commission and the consortium of partners, resulting from a call for proposals for a programme co-fund action in the work programme of Horizon Europe.

The programme needs to specify the objectives, the activities and associated outputs to be delivered, and the expected results and impacts that need to be monitored with specific key performance and impact indicators. This type is suited to partnerships involving public authorities supporting research, but it is also possible to include foundations and international organisations as partners.

The co-financing rate is typically 30% (and can be up to 50% in exceptional cases). 

Co-funded Partnerships can last beyond the Horizon Europe period (2021-2027) allowing them to provide input into the last calls of Horizon Europe and wrap up their final activities afterwards.

It is possible to use ESIF (EAFRD, ESF, ERDF, RRF, etc.) funds in the context of co-funded Partnerships.