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 in terms of contributions from 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 published the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) of eleven Co-programmed European Partnerships. Together with industry, the European Commission is working in these partnerships to boost investment in research and innovation and to address significant challenges in a variety of areas. These partnerships will receive over EUR 7.8 billion from Horizon Europe, and 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