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Horizon Europe is the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, lasting from 2021 to 2027.

With a total budget of €95,5 billion, it is the largest programme for research and innovation ever funded in Europe. It will address climate change and help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.
The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges.

The funding mechanism in Horizon Europe is based on the principle of co-financing. The European Commission allocates grants to specific projects, thus contributing to a defined percentage of the total costs.

Implemented in the framework of Horizon Europe, and with a dedicated budget of € 615 million, the Towards zero-emission road transport partnership will contribute to meeting these objectives. More specifically, it directly addresses one of the Societal Challenges identified as key objective up to 2020: the development of smart, green and integrated transport.

Consult the Horizon Europe website for more information about the EU Framework Programme.

Several EU funding schemes are in place to support trans-national cooperation among interested stakeholders. Details about funding mechanisms can be found on the Horizon Europe website.


The research projects are carried out by consortia with participants from different countries.

The size, scope and internal organisation of projects can vary from one topic to another. Projects can range from small or medium-scale focused research actions to large-scale integrating projects for achieving a defined objective.

There are two types of collaborative projects:

  • Research and Innovation Actions – 100% funding
  • Innovation Action – up to 70% funding


The activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and policies (networking, exchanges, trans-national access to research infrastructures, studies, conferences, etc.).