Horizon 2020, the EU's next programme for research and innovation, will run from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly 80 billion Euro. The programme —the largest EU research programme to date- aims to foster ideas, growth and jobs for Europe's future. It breaks from the past by bringing together all existing support for research and innovation, including the innovation-related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), into one single funding programme. Agentschap NL has written the ‘Wegwijzer’, an information guide, to provide an overview of the calls, subjects, budgets and timelines of the programme.
‘Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens’ will be one of the working programs. A description of this program is expected to be available at the site of the European Commission by 11 December 2013. At the same date all relevant documents will be published on the participant portal.
Horizon 2020 replaces the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), which ran from 2007 to 2013 with a budget of around 55 billion Euro.