As a rule, R&D and innovation funding provided by Horizon Europe is available for any public or private entity that is legally based in an EU Member State, an EU Associated Country, a third country associated to Horizon Europe, or any another third country unless specific limitations or conditions are laid down in the work programme. The European Commission provides an updated list of countries eligible for fundings.

Non-Associated countries such as the United States, Switzerland or Japan can also participate to a project but are not eligible for funding.

However, Horizon Europe legislation introduces a new restrictive clause, Article 22.5 of the Horizon Europe Regulation (2021/695) that lays down its rules regarding participation and dissemination.

Participation rules for Union strategic assets, interests, autonomy or security

For activities falling under the notion of the Union strategic assets, interests, autonomy or security, participation in project consortia can be restricted to entities based in certain countries only.

Eligible entities are thus only those legally based in:

  • EU Member States
  • specified associated or other third countries

Only a few calls of the Cluster 3 and Cluster 4 in the 2023-2024 Work Programmes fall under this restriction. When the restriction applies, it is outlined in the eligibility section of each call. Calls where the restriction of Art 22.5 is applied include those covering cybersecurity in the field of quantum-resistant cryptography (Cluster 3), next generation quantum (Cluster 4) and space technologies for security and European non-dependence and competitiveness (Cluster4).

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United Kingdom partners eligible in Horizon Europe


On 7 September 2023, the UK government, in conjunction with the European Commission, officially announced that the UK is now associated with Horizon Europe. This means that consortia applying for funding from Horizon Europe can now include partners from the UK as beneficiaries.
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Deadline postponed for two digital calls


The deadlines for two digital calls have been extended by two months until 22 November 2023.
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Pre-proposal check for Horizon Europe Cluster 2 calls open until 18 October 2023


The Net4Society network has launched a proposal check process for prospective applicants aiming to submit proposals for the Horizon Europe 2024 Cluster 2 calls. The submission of applications is open until 18 October 2023.
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TrustChain applications are open!


€1.989.000 will be distributed in the Open Call #2 among up to 17 projects in grants of up €117.000, with free coaching and access to infrastructure.
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Innovation fund: Supporting the scaling up of innovative low carbon technologies


The current call for projects of the Innovation Fund – the EU’s fund for climate policy – is open until 19 September 2023. Luxinnovation is available to guide Luxembourg players interested in submitting proposals.
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