News: Horizon 2020: Draft Work Programmes


The European Commission has started publishing drafts of some Horizon 2020 Work Programmes. These are now available on the official Horizon 2020 website.


Some draft Work Programmes for Horizon 2020 have now been made available by the European Commission. To date, these include the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, ICT, Access to Risk Finance, the ‘Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials’ societal challenge and the European Research Council (as reported yesterday by UKRO).

The current drafts give information on the likely topics or actions for funding and the planned calls for proposals. Some indicate budgets and deadlines. For each topic, there are three sub-headings, the “Specific Challenge”, the “Scope” and the “Expected Impact”.

It is important to keep in mind that these are drafts and that changes can still be made before the adoption of the final work programmes and their publication. The Commission is publishing these drafts to allow potential applicants to familiarise themselves with the main lines of funding planned ahead of the launch of the first calls, which is expected for 11 December 2013.

Calls will be published on the Commission’s Research Participant Portal, a new version of which is supposed to be launched in early December.

Further drafts of work programmes will be made available over the coming days and weeks, and we would recommend that subscribers monitor the official Horizon 2020 page.

UKRO has a number of factsheets for subscribers on the different Horizon 2020 funding lines available under “Future Funding”. These summarise the most important aspects for each part of Horizon 2020, give more information on the policy background and provide links for further information. Factsheets are available on the right-hand navigation under the “UKRO Guidance” heading.

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The draft work programmes which are circulated by UKRO to European Liaison Officers only will often be more detailed on budgets and deadlines than the published drafts.

UKRO understands that the official adoption of work programmes is planned for 10 December 2013

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