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Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
18 May 2018
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Horizon 2020 funds are direct-access funds awarded in international competition on the basis of excellence: the project proposals are assessed in Brussels against strict criteria such as excellence, highly professional and well-managed consortium and European impact, so member states get access to as much of the funds as their projects can win in the competition. The Horizon 2020 framework programme is one of the pillars of implementing the “Innovation Union”, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. It is the main financial instrument of the EU’s research, development and innovation policy.
Updated: 18 May 2018

About Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s research, development and innovation policy for 2014–2020. The programme is one of the pillars of the “Innovation Union”, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.
Objectives of the programme
The Horizon 2020 programme is built on three pillars:
National Contact Points (NCPs)
Based on lessons learnt from previous framework programmes, Horizon 2020 is supported by National Contact Points (NCPs) in all EU member states and associated countries, including Hungary. They play a key role in the successful participation of national stakeholders.
Programme Committee members (PCs)
The Programme Committee members and experts represent the Hungarian position and interests in the strategic decision-making Programme Committees set up for the specific H2020 programmes.
Presentations
Presentations relating to the Hungarian activity in Horizon 2020.