International Projects


Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Awareness Programmes at UoP

24 October 2019 - Horizon 2020 Information Day @ PGIS

  1. EU - Sri Lanka Cooperation on Research and innovation
  2. Research Career Opportunities: MSCA & ERC
  3. Cooperation on R&I to address Societal Challenges
  4. Sources of Information
  5. Horizon 2020 – Proposal preparation and submission
  6. Networking

06 March 2020 - EU funding for "Innovation, Research and Commertialization" @ PGIS

  1. Horizon 2020- Introduction
  2. Horizon 2020- Sources of Information
  3. Strategic Support and Capacity Building for the EEN
  4. Networking