Horizon Europe Horizon Europe is the EU's new framework programme for research and innovation and will run from 2021 to 2017. Many funding instruments from the predecessor programme Horizon 2020 will be continued. The rules for participation may change for individual instruments. There will be ERC Grants and Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions and collaborative projects on predefined topics. The prioritised research areas will now be announced in six clusters and five missions. Current information on Switzerland's association with Horizon Europe can be found here.