General introduction

Applying for European research funding is highly competitive. Selecting the best projects to be funded, with the highest potential for creating the intended impact, will be decisive for the success of the programme.

But if you are a federal scientific institution or a federal organisation and you want to participate in Horizon Europe, you can contact one of the federal NCPs (National Contact Points).

The NCP Federal BE does not follow all the topics that form part of Horizon Europe, but it can give you advice regarding European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), research infrastructures (RI) in Pillar 1 and regarding Health; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment in Pillar 2.

For more detailed information about these topics, see the page containing the 'Topics followed by NCP Federal BE.

If you are looking to finance your idea, visit the European Commission 'Funding & Tender opportunities' Portal in order to find opportunities for your idea, to find partners to build your consortium and to learn about creating your account, register your organisation and submit your proposal.

Under Horizon 2020, this European Commission portal served for Research and Innovation funding, but in Horizon Europe the portal has evolved into a one-stop shop for all managed European Union programmes.

Good to know

You want to prepare a proposal under Horizon Europe?
Let it be succesful. Put all the chances on your side and watch the Webinars organised by the EC on 24 March and 21 April 2021.

The webinar on 24 March 2021 dealt with the following themes: Submission and evaluation of proposals and The rules of the game (the Model Grant Agreement).

The webinar of 21 April 2021 dealt with the new approach to impact following the Key Impact Pathways; Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication; Open Science; Gender dimension and the “Do no significant harm” principle.