Horizon Europe has been started

Horizon Europe, the new funding programme for research and innovation of the Europese Union, has been started in May 2021. With a budget of 95 miljard euro it is the successor of Horizon 2020. The project will run from 2021 to 2027.

The three pillars are Excellent science; Global challenges & European industrial competitiveness; and Innovative Europe.

Open science is one of the key elements of the programme. Mandatory immediate Open Access to publications and Data sharing as "open as possible, as closed as necessary"; mandatory Data Management Plan for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) research data, and open research data. Also important: Work Programmes may incentivize or oblige to adhere to open science practices such as involvement of citizens, or to use the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC); Assessment of open science practices through the award criteria for proposal evaluation; Dedicated support to open science policy actions; Open Research Europe publishing platform.

See for more information the website of the European Commission.

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