The SZTE HORIZON EUROPE Team is a horizontal team of the SZTE Directorate for Quality Management and Strategy and its activity is coordinated by the Directorate for R&D and Innovation. By participating in international partnerships, the Team aims to ensure that SZTE researchers successfully join H2020 and later Horizon Europe and other international projects. Our task is to facilitate the effective preparation for project participation and we support researchers in simply and efficiently launching their ideas as well as reaching and using international resources. We also help them exploit the full potential of the intellectual properties of the project and boost the research community by their active and successful participation in the tenders. By means of our comprehensive communication activities, we provide up-to-date information on current R&D and innovation tenders, encourage the dissemination of project results, and organise information days to promote the various tender opportunities.

Our services

  • Collecting and developing R&D&I projects
  • Monitoring research trends & tenders
  • Establishing international consortia, supporting joining research networks
  • Providing personalised counselling for researchers and research teams
  • Building relationships and maintaining contact with national and international organizations
  • Organising trainings and workshops


The themes of the H2020 Programme primarily support collaborative research and innovation projects carried out by consortia of organisations working together on specific research & innovation areas. A consortium must include at least 3 participants from 3 different EU Member States or Associated countries. In addition to these three partners, any legal entity from anywhere in the world can be included in the consortium.

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As part of the H2020 Programme there are a number of grant opportunities for mono-participant actions:
1. European Research Council (ERC) research grants: supporting frontier research by individual researchers and teams.
2. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: supporting researcher mobility, besides research funding, scientists are provided the opportunity to obtain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences useful for their careers.

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Horizon Europe is the research and innovation funding programme of the European Union for 2021-2027. Its primary goal is supporting the research and the innovation from ideas to market application. The programme relies on three pillars based on the results of the Horizon 2020:
• open science
• global challenges and industrial competitiveness
• open innovation

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Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, the primary aim is to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. To achieve this goal, Interreg Europe offers opportunities for regional and local public authorities across Europe to share ideas and experience on public policy in practice, therefore improving strategies for their citizens and communities.

The INTERREG Initiative has three basic forms of cooperation:
        1. Cross-border cooperation
        2. Transnational cooperation
        3. Interregional cooperation

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The International Visegrad Fund is the only institution of the Visegrad cooperation which includes the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The primary purpose of the Visegrad Grant is to promote the development of closer cooperation among the Visegrad Group (V4) countries by supporting grant projects in the fields of common cultural, scientific and educational projects, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation and tourism promotion.

The forms of applicable grants:
        • Visegrad Grant
        • Visegrad+ Grant
        • Strategic Grants

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Any data, know-how and/or information, whatever its form or nature (tangible or intangible) – including any rights such as intellectual property rights – which are needed to carry out the project or exploit its results.


The principal point of contact between the members of the consortium in relations with the Commission or the relevant funding body.


A specific output of the project, meaningful in terms of the project’s overall objectives in the form of a report, document, technical diagram, piece of software, etc.

Should usually be reported on and submitted to the EU.


Means to make the results of a project public


Control points in the project that help to chart progress.

National contact points:

Network of national bodies (in EU member states and associated countries) that give personalised support to applicants, on the ground, about EU funds/funding programmes.

Open access:

Dissemination of results in scientific publication free of charge to the reader. Related costs, if incurred within the life of the project shall be eligible costs.

PIC (participant identification code):

9-digit number serving as a unique identifier for organisations (legal entities) registered to participate in EU funds/funding programmes.

Results (also: Foreground):

Any tangible or intangible output of the action (such as data, knowledge and information, whatever their form or nature, whether or not they can be protected), which are generated in the action, as well as any attached rights, including intellectual property rights.

Work package:

A major sub-division of the beneficiaries’ project.


What’s new in Horizon Europe

The planned novelties of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme starting in 2021 were presented at a national event in the frame of a series of consultation events in EU Member States.
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European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission to assist researchers and professionals in science and technology throughout the whole research cycle. The implementation required for the launch of EOSC 2020 is currently underway.
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HORIZON 2020 Funding & Tender Opportunities

The funding and tender opportunities of the HORIZON 2020, the largest research and innovation programme of the European Union, are still available for more than a year. The HORIZON 2020 assists delivering intelligent, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It aims to ensure the EU’s world-class scientific and technological activity, to dismantle obstacles standing in the way of innovation and to simplify the collaboration of the business and public sector. For open calls, please visit the Funding & Tender opportunities portal of the European Commission or contact the SZTE Horizon Europe Team.
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Horizon Europe – the next research and innovation framework programme of the European Union

In April 2019, the European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement of the research and innovation framework programme for 2021-2027. Based on this, the preparations for the implementation of Horizon Europe have begun.
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