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Horizon Europe – Pillar 1 – Excellent Science – 2021-2027

Grants for projects increasing the competitiveness of the European research and innovation system on the world stage.


25 billion euro


All beneficiaries

Type of financing

Grant – Co-financing

25 billion euro
All beneficiaries
Type de financement​
Grant – Co-financing
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The first pillar of the Horizon Europe programme aims to strengthen and develop the excellence of the European Union’s science base.


  • To support basic research projects
  • To support exchanges
  • To support the development of research infrastructures


  • The European Research Council ERC
    • Offers individual grants for researchers studying in areas of scientific excellence
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
    • Allows for the funding of researcher mobility in order to allow for an exchange of knowledge but also for the acquisition of new skills, notably through the development of a cross-sectoral approach
  • Research infrastructures
    • Promotes the development of European research infrastructures of excellence, helps to develop their innovations in order to strengthen European policy

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