Hungary: High-level launch event on the coming Horizon Europe programme

Date - 29/03/2021
11:00 - 14:00

Horizon Europe, the new research and innovation framework programme is just about to kick off. On this occasion, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office organise a high-level online launch event on 29 March 2021, with Mariya Gabriel EC Commissioner, Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for innovation and technology and Martin Kern, Director of the Budapest based European Institute of Innovation and Technology. At this event, the European framework programme, coming soon with an unprecedented budget of over EUR 95 billion, will be presented in a wider context.

Beside giving an overview about Hungarian achievements of the previous programme, we also discuss how dedicated government measures, domestic funds and professional services will foster an even more successful Hungarian involvement in the European calls.

The seven-year research and innovation framework programme of the European Union for the 2021-2027 period kicks-off in May with a budget of EUR 95.5 billion. Horizon Europe is in close continuity with the Horizon 2020 framework programme of the previous seven-year period, but is expanded with a number of new elements, including in particular clusters enhancing cross-sectoral cooperation, missions addressing major societal challenges, and strategic initiatives co-financed by the EU, Member States and industries. The direct social or economic benefit of the awarded funds will be considered an important requirement in the upcoming calls. Priority areas for Hungarian involvement include Widening participation, synergies with other European programmes and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

On the Hungarian launch event keynote speakers of the European Commission and Hungarian policy-making will present how an even more efficient participation can be boosted. Successful Hungarian H2020 proposers and a Hungarian reviewer of proposals will also share their experience on a panel discussion and answer questions put by the audience.

Working language of the event is English.

If you’re interested you can register to this event here.

Horizon Europe Hungarian Launch Event

10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
10:30 – 10-45 How to boost successful Hungarian participation in Horizon Europe programme? National incentives and measures
Dr. István Szabó, Vice-President for Science anad International Affairs, NRDI Office
10:45 – 11:05 Novelties under Horizon Europe including missions and new approach towards European Partnerships (DG RTD)
Minna Wilkki, Head of Unit Missions and Partnerships at European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
11:05 – 11:10 Q&A
11:10 – 11:30 Widening aspects of the European Research Areas and the Horizon Europe programme, synergies with other EU programmes
Ms. Magda De Carli, Head of Unit, ERA and Country Intelligence, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
11:30 – 11:35 Q&A
11:35 – 11:50 EIT under Horizon Europe
Martin Kern, Director, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
11:50 – 11:55 Q&A
11:55 – 12:05 Coffee break
12:05 – 13:05 Roundtable: What are the main factors to be successful in the EU framework programmes
13:05-13:15 Closing remarks
Dr. József Bódis, State Secretary for Higher Edication, Innovation and Vocational Training, Ministry for Innovation and Technology

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