Co-programmed European Partnerships

These are partnerships between the Commission and private and/or public partners. They are based on memoranda of understanding and/or contractual arrangements.

The agreement is specifying the objectives of the partnership, the related commitments from all involved sides for contributions of the partners, the key performance and impact indicators as well as outputs to be delivered and reporting modalities.

They include the identification of complementary research and innovation activities that are implemented separately by the partners and by the EU through work programmes (comitology procedure).

On January 26th, 2022, the European Commission has published the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) of the co-programmed European Partnerships. Together with industry, the European Commission is working in these eleven partnerships to boost investment in research and innovation and to address the major challenges in the areas of climate and sustainability. These partnerships will receive over EUR 7.8 billion from Horizon Europe. In total, private partners and Member States commit around EUR 19 billion.

Crash Course on European Partnerships

Crash Course on European Partnerships by Joerg Niehoff, DG Research and Innovation, Partnerships, Head of Sector
held at the ERA-LEARN Workshop "Supporting the preparation of future European Partnerships" on 09 March 2020 in Brussels

Video Recording

Example Candidate Partnership