Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Its simplified rules and submission and grant management tools should facilitate participants’ tasks.
H2020 supports SMEs with a new instrument that runs throughout various funded research and innovation fields, so it should be easy for SMEs to find opportunities in many calls.
H2020 also aims to enhance EU international research cooperation so there are more opportunities for Third Country participation.
Having built H2020 around the main societal challenges like an ageing population, food security, energy efficiency, the EU attaches high importance to integrate social sciences and humanities into the work programme.