Horizon 2020




Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the financial instrument for funding research in Europe. Running for a seven-year period, from 2014 to 2020, it replaces and succeeds the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013).

With a dedicated budget of €70.2 billion, it is designed to implement the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative. Horizon 2020 aims to support research and innovation and secure Europe’s global competitiveness by targeting three key objectives:

  • Excellent Science
  • Competitive Industries
  • Tackling Societal Challenges

Implemented in the framework of Horizon 2020, the European Green Vehicles Initiative PPP 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.

The financial support provided by the Horizon 2020 instrument will enable the Industry, the Member States and the European Commission to engage in joint funding programmes.   

Consult the Horizon 2020 website for more information about the EU Framework Programme.