What is Horizon Europe?

With Horizon Europe, which is the 9th Framework Programme of the European Union (EU), it is aimed to support science and innovation activities with a budget of 95.5 billion € between 2021-2027.


EU encourages all research activities in line with the Union’s objectives in order to strengthen the scientific and technological basis of the EU and increase its competitiveness by creating a European research area where researchers, scientific information and technology can circulate freely. This encouragement mechanism has been carried out with multi-year R&D and innovation financial support created through framework programs since 1984. Türkiye has been participating in multi-annual framework programs carried out in the field of R&D and Innovation since 2002.

Türkiye’s Participation in the Programme

Starting from the 6th Framework Program (FP), Turkey has participated in the EU’s framework programs in the field of science and research. Most recently, Türkiye has participated in the Horizon Europe Programme known as the 9th FP, which is being carried out in the period of 2021-2027, in accordance with the participation agreement signed on 27 October 2021 and entered into force after its publication in the Official Gazette on November 16th, 2021.

Horizon Europe Programme is coordinated by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK) in our country.

Targets of the Horizon Europe Programme

  • Strengthening the European Union scientifically and technologically,
  • Increasing Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness and employment, meeting community priorities,
  • Maintaining the socio-economic model and values ​​of Europe.

The structure of the Horizon Europe Programme is as below. You can find the details of the program structure at www.ufukavrupa.org.tr” web-site.

Within the scope of Horizon Europe Programme, missions have been created by the European Commission in order to better introduce the work programs to the society and to evaluate them within more measurable targets. Missions aim to provide solutions to some of the challenges we face, within a specific budget and time.

5 Missions of the Horizon Europe Programme Determined by the Commission

  • Cancer Mission: Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible
  • Climate Change Mission: Accelerating the Transition to a Climate Prepared and Resilient Europe
  • Oceans and Waters Mission: Regenerating our Ocean and Waters
  • Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission: 100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens
  • Soil Health and Food Mission: Caring for Soil is Caring for Life

Who Can Apply to the Horizon Europe?

Any natural or legal person (SMEs, industrial organizations, research centers, universities, public institutions, non-profit organizations) that is operationally and financially eligible to perform the R&D tasks specified in the proposed project can apply to the Horizon Europe Programme.

While most of the programme consists of areas where at least three different organizations support multi-partner actions, there are calls for single beneficiary project proposals from institutions that can be applied alone such as Frontier Research Grants, Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Scholarships and Research Grants, awards, European Innovation Council.

Would you like to learn more?

Call proposals related to clusters, areas and missions under Horizon Europe components are accessible on the Funds and Tenders Portal.

All documents related to the Horizon Europe Programme are accessible on the Funds and Tenders Portal.

Click here to access the official website of TÜBİTAK Horizon Europe Programme.

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