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14 February 2017 – The European Commission has published so-called 'scoping papers' covering the various thematic areas of Horizon 2020 in preparation for the work program 2018-2020. The scoping papers are based on the results of stakeholder consultations and discussions between the European Commission and the Member States. Based on these papers, the work program for calls for the years 2018-2020 will be prepared in the coming months.


3 January 2017 - Since the beginning of this year, Switzerland has been fully associated with the European Framework Program Horizon 2020. Even if the country is not an EU member, it is therefore possible to cooperate more effectively with research and innovation in the heart of Europe.


18 August 2016 - In a statement on 13 August 2016, British Chancellor Philip Hammond has reassured that British entities participating in EU projects will continue to receive financing already granted, even after the UK leaves the EU.


27 October 2015 - Launch of Fraunhofer-coordinated EU project cerAMfacturing

In Brussels today partners from five European countries meet to jointly launch the EU-funded research project cerAMfacturing. The project is supported by Dresden based Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) passed with support of Eurogrant.


13 October 2015 - The European Commission has published the new work program for 2016/2017 for Horizon2020, the EU funding program for research and innovation. The proposed budget includes nearly 16 billion EUR. The new work program includes a wide range of calls for proposals, tenders and other measures such as the "Horizon-prices" that offer funding opportunities in almost 600 subject areas.