Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

How to Participate 

FCiências.ID, through the International Projects Office (Lívia Moreira) and FCUL, through the R&D Directorate (Fernando Lopes), are available to support the FCUL scientific community in preparing applications for this program, including the partner search and proposal preparation (administrative support, contact with partners and GPPQ-NCPs, proposal reading and unscientific advice and submission of applications). Find more on how to participate.

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Work Programmes

Partner Search

Info & Brokerage Events


The R&D Framework Program Promotion Office (GPPQ) aims to promote and support the participation of national scientific and business communities in the European Union Research and Technological Development Framework Program. GPPQ, through the network of National Contact Points (NCP) can help you find funding opportunities in Horizon 2020. Check out the calls opened by Horizon 2020 and GPPQ-organized events that aim to promote the participation of the national scientific community in Horizon 2020.

GPPQ - Calls Abertas

GPPQ - Eventos

Apresentações do GPPQ


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