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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2014-2020 . Its name reflects its ambition: the main goal is to stimulate ideas and generate growth and jobs, investing in research and innovation, in order to improve the competitiveness of European economy.

H2020 is structured into three pillars, each of them with specific objectives :


Excellent Science


Industrial Technologies


Societal challenges

European Research Council
 Frontier research by the best individual teams
Future and Emerging technologies
 Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation
Marie Sklodowska Curie actions
 Opportunities for training and carrer development


Research Infrastructure

(including e-infrastructure)

 Ensuring access to world-class facilities
Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
 ICT, nanotechnology, materials, biotechnology, manuifacturing, space
Access to risk finance
 Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation


Innovation in SMEs
 Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs
•Health, demographic change and wellbeing 
•Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine e maritime reasearch & the bio-economy
•Secure, clean and efficient energy
•Smart, green and integrated transport
•Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
•Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
•Secure societies
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Spreading Excellence and Widening Partecipation

Science with and for society

Joint Research Center (JRC)


The Participant Portal is the online official H2020 website useful to apply and find the reference documents for the drafting, the management and the financial reporting of the projects.

How to search for a topic on the Participant Portal

Surfing on the Participant Portal, it is possible to search for call for proposals or specific topics  in the section "Funding Opportunities".

Find here a detailed guide on how to find them.

Find here more information on how to apply

General documents about H2020 Rules

a)H2020_Table of Contents and General Introduction

b)H2020_Legal basis_Specific Programme

c)H2020_Legal basis_Framework Programme

d)H2020_Legal basis_Rules For Participation

e)H2020_General Annexes

To compare H2020 with FP7

Consult this document to have a clear overview about the new thematic structure of H2020 in comparison with FP7

More information on H2020

The SPOKE Commission is at the disposal of the researchers to provide them with more tools and help. If interested, please send an email to chimica-spokes@unito.it

To contact the Common Strategic Task Force (CSTF) of University of Turin, send an email to cstf@unito.it

Useful presentations and tools

Presentation Approaching H2020 (23/01/2014)

Presentation on Future and Emerging Technologies

Notes on Science With and For Society (SWAFS) - Presentation SWAFS

Vademecum on Gender Equality in Horizon 2020

How to write a project proposal- tips from the European Commission

Italian National Contact Point


Last update: 21/09/2018 23:31

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