Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe - the EU's €95.5 billion research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, follows up on the eighth framework program Horizon 2020 (H2020).

Horizon Europe is organized into 3 pillars:

Pillar I: Excellent Science

First pillar includes programmes for open-topic (individual) funding.

  • European Research Council (ERC)

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie-Actions (MSCA)

  • Research infrastructures

Pillar IIGlobal Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Second pillar brings the former 13 topics of Horizon 2020 together into six clusters, which are intended to help address the major societal challenges.

  • Health

  • Culture, creativity and inclusive society

  • Civil security for society

  • Digital, industry and space

  • Climate, energy and mobility

  • Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment

Pillar III: Innovative Europe

Innovation-related funding measures are located in third pillar. 

  • European Innovation Council (EIC)

  • European Innovation Ecosystems

  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Other parts of HE

The European Defence Fund (EDF)

The programme for collaborative defence research and development, and to foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base. The Fund promotes cooperation among companies and research actors of all sizes and geographic origin in the Union, in research and development of state-of-the-art and interoperable defence technology and equipment.

Widening participation and strengthening the ERA

The main objectives are to intensify cooperation across Europe, in particular by opening up European research and innovation networks and contributing to improving research management capacities in widening countries (including the Czech Republic).

The activities are divided into two blocks:

  • Widening participation and spreading excellence

  • Reforming and enhancing the European research and innovation system


General goals of Euratom programme are research and training on nuclear safety and security and radiation protection, and to its potential in long term decarbonisation of the energy system in a securre, safe and efficient way.

In cooperation with the Project Support Office, we'll support you in seeking synergies with finance through the Structural Funds and other resources. If necessary, we are happy to arrange contact with TC Prague, especially when formulating questions that are important for all faculties of our university.

You can use our project advice at any time. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Financial changes in HE

Horizon Europe brings changes in the financing of projects, which should mean a greater simplification of the current practice in financial management of projects and at the same time represent a freer choice in the amount of personal remuneration.

Personnel costs

Calculation on the basis of:

  • calendar year

  • a uniform calculation based on the daily rate

Corporate remuneration


daily rate = actual yearly costs of emlployee ÷ 215

Project remuneration

It will be used for employees whose salaries increase in connection with participation in projects. It is compared with the national daily reference rate (the lower one always applies).


project daily rate = annual personal employees costs for work on the HE project ÷ days worked on the HE project in a given calendar year

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