Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme for research and innovation and has a budget of nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

Horizon 2020 is composed of the following parts:

1. Excellent Science

2. Industrial Leadership

3. Societal Challenges

Health research funding is provided under the Societal Challenge 'Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing.

The 2019 Health Call for Horizon 2020 is now open. 

Research calls are advertised at the Horizon 2020 participants portal link. 

The Work programme for 2019 calls is available for download here.

Further information

An Information event on the 2019 funding opportunities of the Health, demographic change and wellbeing societal challenge was held in Brussels on 12 July 2018. The event was webstreamed and the link can be found here.

Health information Day on Horizon 2020 health, demographic change and wellbeing  took place in Brussel on 8 December 2017 Brussels. The presentations from the day can be found here.

The Launch of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, was held in October 2017. Presentations from the Irish launch in UCD can be found here

Help and support

The HRB provides a National Contact Point (NCP) for health, Kay Duggan-Walls, who offers hands-on support and advice to researchers submitting proposals to Horizon 2020. You can contact Kay if you have any queries related to Horizon 2020 or if you wish to be added to our mailing list.

The HRB also hosts the National Delegate (ND) for health, Dr Patricia Clarke. The role of the ND is to represent Irish views on the content of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme at the European Commission Health Programme Committee in Brussels. The ND and the NCP work closely together to identify and to facilitate strategic opportunities for Irish involvement and influence work programmes as they evolve.

The NCP and ND roles are part of the National Support Network (NSN) directed by Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland (EI), which was set up to ensure a coordinated approach to maximise Irish participation in Horizon 2020.

Kay Duggan-Walls
t 01 2345187
e kdugganwalls(at)hrb.ie