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Horizon 2020

The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 Horizon 2020 has started. It has a budget of over 77 billion euros to fund research and technological development in Europe and it is the largest program supporting such initiatives . This program is designed to fulfill the tasks carried out so far by the Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7 so far) , the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT ) , the Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP ) .

There will be financed primarily projects that fit into the three mainstays of the program :
1. Excellence in Science: approx. 3 billion euros, including 1.7 billion euros for grants of the European Council . Scientific Research for the best researchers and 800 million euros for scholarships for young researchers in the framework of Marie Curie programme .
2. Industrial leadership: 1.8 billion euros to strengthen the European leadership in industries such as ICT , nanotechnology , advanced manufacturing, robotics, biotechnology and space industry.
3. Societal challenges: 2.8 billion euros for innovative projects in response to the seven social challenges set out in Horizon 2020 , concerning health, agriculture, maritime economy and the bio-economy; energy, transport , climate action, environmental protection, resource efficiency and raw materials; self-conscious societies and safety .

New in Horizon 2020!

-one set of rules for all instruments and the eligibility of VAT tax for institutions that can not recover it from their own state tax systems,
-making shorter a period between the request for a grant and the receiving of financing by an average of 100 days, which means speeding up the start of the project,
-simplification of formalities in the development of proposals and the removal of unnecessary controls and audits,
-elimination of time sheets for full-time employees in projects.

The program's website

Information about competitions with the applicable documentation HORIZON 2020 program can be found on the portal of users of Participant Portal

Please note that on March 12, 2014. were open competitions for individual grants under the Marie Curie Actions of the international program Horizon 2020.