Cooperation and partnerships between European funding agencies

Horizon Europe establishes a new form of funding cooperation, European Partnerships. There are three types: Co-programmed European Partnerships, Co-funded European Partnerships and Institutionalised European Partnerships. Tha partnerships aim at a greater scale and a more multidisciplinary approach than the earlier ERA-NETs, Joint Programming Initiatives and European Joint Programmes. Some of these networks that started during the Horizon 2020 programme will continue almost throughout Horizon Europe.

The European Partnerships aim at building more impactful wholes, the results of which can be better utilised at policy level. The aim is also to create more synergies between EU policy and various EU programmes. The funding for the partnerships comes partly from national sources, partly through EU programmes. The new partnerships start in three waves (2021–2022 and 2023–2024 and 2025–2027) as part of the Horizon Europe work programmes. 

The Research Council of Finland will participate in co-funded partnerships and their calls at the strategic discretion of the Research Council’s scientific councils and other decision-making bodies.

Ongoing European partnerships funded by the Research Council of Finland:

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