On 15th March, Dr. M. Michalek, Dr. J. Kraxner and Mgr. P. Otrubcak discussed with Mgr. E. Hlavata (Horizon Europe National Contact Point – Cluster 4) and Mgr. Lucia Davidova (Horizon Europe National Contact Point – EIC) options of future participation of FunGlass in Horizon Europe Calls, especially in Cluster 4 (Digital, Industry and Space), European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and European Innovation Council (EIC) activities. They also discussed about potential support of Horizon Europe National Contact point (CVTI Bratislava) in grant proposal submission.
Horizon Europe is the EU’s research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027.
The EU institutions reached a political agreement on Horizon Europe on 11th December 2020 and set the budget for Horizon Europe at €95.5 billion in current prices (including €5.4 billion from the Next Generation of the EU – Recovery Fund). On this basis, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU proceed towards the adoption of the legal acts. The first Horizon Europe Strategic Plan (2021-2024) which sets out key strategic orientations for the support of Research and Innovation, was adopted on 15th March 2021.