Horizon Europe (2021–2027) is the ninth European Union framework programme for funding research and innovation. With the indicative budget of €95,5 billion, the programme brings together a range of European Commission funding measures and is mainly implemented through calls for proposals.
The bases and the main focus of the new framework programme is climate change and digital transformation in the context of more general big societal changes. Its most important starting points are the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal. The components and structure of the Horizon Europe are based on the previous Research and Innovation Framework Programmes, in particular the recent Horizon 2020 (2014–2020).