Last update: May 7, 2021 Last update: 07 May, 2021


Office: Belgium
Address: Belgium, Brussels
Contact person: Alan Haigh, Coordinator of Programme
Phone: + 0 800 67891011
Sectors: Border Management, Research, Science & I ... See more Border Management, Research, Science & Innovation, Security
Nr. of employees: 51-200
Types: Bilateral Bilateral
Status: Active


Horizon 2020 - is a Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and is created by the European Union in order to support and encourage research in the European Research Area (ERA). This is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. The Horizon 2020 programme running from 2014 to 2020 has a €79 billion budget (a 46% increase over FP7).

It is structured around three core pillars:

  • Excellent Science (~€24.4bn)
  • Industrial Leadership (~€17bn)
  • Societal Challenges (~€29.7bn)

Type of projects: mostly grants, no supplies, no works.

In order to see Horizon 2020 opportunities on DevelopmentAid, please click here.

Country eligibility

Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Angola Anguilla Argentina Armenia Aruba Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Circumstantial eligible countries

No information available

Tender Management Modes

Financing agencies
Direct vs. Indirect Management
ContractingAuthoritiesHorizon 202018.2%81.8%
Contracting Authorities18
Horizon 20204
Top Implementing Agencies
EuropeanInnovationCouncil andSMEs Executiv…EuropeanCommissionDirectorate-Gen…EuropeanCommission'sDirectorate-Gen…InternationalTelecommunica…Other agencies9.1%9.1%9.1%18.2%54.5%
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (formerly known as Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME))6
European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)2
European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment1
International Telecommunication Union1
Other agencies1
ECEIBUfMGIZOther agencies10.5%10.5%68.4%
Other agencies1

Grant Management Modes

Financing agencies
Horizon EuropeFP7ECUS DoS11.1%18.5%66.7%
Horizon Europe18
Direct vs. Indirect Management
ContractingAuthoritiesHorizon 20209.1%90.9%
Contracting Authorities50
Horizon 2020500
Top Implementing Agencies
Partnership forResearch andInnovation in theMediterranean…EuropeanCommissionDirectorate-Gen…European CityFacilityThe SeventhFrameworkProgramme (Eu…Other agencies35.3%17.6%17.6%23.5%
Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area6
European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)4
European City Facility3
The Seventh Framework Programme (European Commission)3
Other agencies1
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (formerly known as Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME))
European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)
European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment
International Telecommunication Union
Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)
The Seventh Framework Programme (European Commission)