Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 adopted and first calls published

On 6 December 2022, the European Commission adopted the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2023-2024, with a budget of around €13.5 billion out of the €95.5 billion that make up the total budget of Horizon Europe. The first call for proposals were published on 7 December.

On the EU Funding & Tenders Portal, the first calls for proposals can be accessed. Museum and cultural relevant research topics are to be found under Pillar II in Cluster 2 "Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society", and Cluster 5 “Climate, Energy and Mobility” includes a topic on future-proofing of historical buildings for the clean energy transition, which can be of interest to the sector.

The Commission is offering Horizon Europe Information Days for interested and potential applicants. The information days take place between 6 December 2022 and 16 February 2023. The info day on Cluster 2 will take place on  17 January 2023. The info day on cluster 5 will take place on 15 and 16 December 2022.

The new Horizon Europe Work Programme puts a certain priority on fighting climate change. €5.67 billion (over 42% of the work programme's budget) is dedicated to reaching key climate action objectives, finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. €1.67 billion contributes to supporting biodiversity. 

Over €4.5 billion will support the EU digital transition, including for the development of core digital technologies and encouraging their integration in our lives.

Extensive support will also be provided to the New European Bauhaus, which aims to show the benefits of the green transition in people's daily lives and living spaces.

In 2023, the work programme will investment more than €1 billion from NextGeneration EU towards Europe's recovery from the economic and social damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.