Second Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe to Focus on Green and Digital Transitions

The European Commission has adopted the second strategic plan for Horizon Europe, outlining three key strategic orientations for research and innovation funding from 2025 to 2027. These orientations focus on the green transition, digital transition, and building a more resilient, competitive, inclusive, and democratic Europe.  

The plan aims to address global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, digital transition, and an ageing population. Key principles include open strategic autonomy and securing Europe’s leading role in critical technology development.  

The plan commits to allocating 10% of Horizon Europe’s budget to biodiversity-related topics and introduces nine new European partnerships covering various areas. Additionally, it introduces the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Facility to promote sustainable and inclusive living. The plan emphasizes balancing research and innovation activities and integrating social sciences and humanities into all clusters and partnerships.  

The strategic orientations will guide Horizon Europe’s work programmes, with the main Work Programme 2025 to be developed accordingly. The plan is the result of extensive analysis and collaboration with stakeholders, including the European Parliament, Member States, Associated Countries, and citizens. 

Find out more on the European Commission’s website. 

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