The Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme builds on several key EU strategies and policies. Successful proposals show a deep understanding of the EU policy landscape around a topic. Indeed, the project has to demonstrate how it contributes to the overall policy goals of the programme.

Takeaway n°1: keep in mind the big picture!
Contact your team of National Contact Points (NCP). We will support you identifying the right opportunity and the policy portfolio relevant to build your project.

Horizon Europe is structured around key building blocks with a specific logic behind the structure. Understanding the logic of the programme is key to be in the right proposer’s mind-set that is needed to build a successful proposal. The coherence of the structure of the programme is not easy to see, but it is from the Commission’s point of view. Knowing the big picture, within and outside Horizon Europe is essential.

Takeaway n°2: a topic does not exist alone, it has a history.
Contact your team of National Contact Points. We will support you analysing the background of the topic, the previous call topics and previous projects that your proposal needs to build on in order to be successful.

Horizon Europe builds on Horizon 2020. The programme structure shows an evolution from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe. This evolution aligns with Luxembourg national priorities, creating synergies with European Partnerships and other European Programmes. With the evolution comes a reorganisation of the thematic, and it can get confusing to find the right opportunity.

Takeaway n°3: Don’t get lost, get on the right track!​
Contact your team of National Contact Points. We offer customized support, come and tap into the NCP knowledge hub we build together.

Bonus tips and tricks:

  • Start early
  • Network good
  • Broaden your horizon
  • Stay tuned for our series of webinars

To learn more, watch the replay of our Horizon Europe launch event. The content is tailored for advanced stakeholders with previous European R&I projects experience.

Horizon Europe Luxembourg Launch Event - Session for advanced proposers

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UK participation in Horizon Europe


As the United Kingdom is no longer an EU member state, the country’s participation in Horizon Europe has been clarified with the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 31 December 2020. The UK will continue to contribute financially to the programme and its researchers can still participate in projects.
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Horizon Europe webinar series


Discover our thematic webinars on the different building blocks of Horizon Europe for the first months of 2021.
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Tips and tricks for stakeholders beginning with European R&I projects


Discover the EU RDI Newcomers session and get more information about Horizon Europe and the first essential steps for a good start.
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"Participating in European programmes”


With Horizon Europe, Luxembourg companies can apply to European calls for proposals, gain greater visibility and develop new international networks. Sanna Alaranta, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, provides more information.
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Support initiative: Funding postdoctoral researchers for public and private organisations


Luxinnovation assists you in finding the best applicants from around the world and helps the candidate in preparing the research proposal for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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