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Section #horizon-europe


Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion Search for available translations of the preceding. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.

It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area. Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.

  • ActEU - Towards a new era of representative democracy - Activating European Citizens’ Trust in Times of Crises and Polarization. Sciences Po team led by Laura Morales (2023-2026)
  • AUTHLIB - Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the liberal democratic response. Sciences Po team led by Jan Rovny (2022-2025)
Section #horizon-2020

H2020 - Horizon 2020 (2014-2020)

Horizon 2020 was the EU's research and innovation funding programme from 2014-2020 with a budget of nearly €79 billion. The programme has been succeeded by Horizon EuropeSearch for available translations of the preceding. All news, events, programme details, project lists and more are available on the archived Horizon 2020 website.

Section #erc

ERC - European research council 

The ERC, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe. 

The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, based on scientific excellence.

Section #marie-curie

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fund excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines. The MSCA help build Europe’s capacity for research and innovation by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers.

The MSCA also fund the development of excellent doctoral and postdoctoral training programmes and collaborative research projects worldwide. By doing so, they achieve a structuring impact on higher education institutions, research centres and non-academic organisations.

The MSCA promote excellence and set standards for high-quality researcher education and training in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.

  • GUD EU Law - Governing the Urban Dimension of EU Law, dirigé par Carlo Colombo (2023-2025)
  • POLREG - The Politicised Regulatory State: Rationing Public Service Provision in Advanced Democracies, dirigé par Takuya Onoda (2022-2024)
  • FARMEC - Far-Right Mobilization and the European Crises : Electoral and Protest politics,  dirigé par Pietro Castelli Gattinara (2021-2024)
  • ERRANT - Ethnography of Radical Right Across Nations and Territories, dirigé par Elisa Bellé (2020-2022)
  • MEDPOL - The fourth estate? media, frames and political behaviour towards the EU in comparative perspective, dirigé par Tatiana Coutto (2019-2021)
  • LOBFRAM - Lobbying and framing in foreign policy. EU and member states’ foreign policies towards Israel and Palestine dirigé par Benedetta Voltolini (2015-2018)
Section #itn

ITN - Innovative Training Networks

ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.

Find out more about Innovative Training Networks.

  • PLATO - The Post-crisis Legitimacy of the European Union, dirigé par Colin Hay (2017-2020)
Section #civica

Civica research

Building on the complementary expertise of CIVICA members, the main goal of CIVICA Research is to develop the instruments of ambitious research and innovation. Thanks to CIVICA Research, researchers within the alliance can participate in joint scientific activities developed around the four focus areas, and access a wide array of events, infrastructures, and tools.

  • EvalEU Le projet EvalEU vise à évaluer la capacité de l’Union européenne à mettre en œuvre de manière efficace des politiques environnementales ambitieuses, dirigé par Matthias Thiemann (2022-2023)
Section #cost-action

Cost action

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

Section #epson


ESPON is an EU funded programme that bridges research with policies. We provide territorial analyses, data and maps to: support EU development policies –and particularly Cohesion Policy- with facts and evidence. help public authorities to benchmark their region or city, identify new challenges and potentials and shape successful development policies for the future. All our content is publicly available on our website to download it and use it.

  • ESPON EGTC – Developing a metropolitan-regional imaginary in Milan Bologna urban region (2020-2021)
Section #jean-monnet

Chaire d'excellence Jean Monnet

  • TARN - The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance
Section #erasmus


Erasmus+ est le programme de l’UE en faveur de l’éducation, de la formation, de la jeunesse et du sport en Europe.
Son budget est estimé à 26,2 milliards d’euros. Son financement a presque doublé par rapport au programme précédent (2014-2020).

Le programme 2021-2027 met fortement l’accent sur l’inclusion sociale, les transitions écologique et numérique et la promotion de la participation des jeunes à la vie démocratique. Il soutient les priorités et les activités définies dans le cadre de l’espace européen de l’éducation, du plan d’action en matière d’éducation numérique et de la stratégie en matière de compétences pour l’Europe. 

Section #rda-eosc

RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassador

Role awarded to Laura Morales (2023-2024)

Read the RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassador page.

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