Special session

What’s new under Horizon Europe

Richard Tavares (European Commission, Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), BE)

With a budget of €95.5 billion, Horizon Europe is the most ambitious European Union’s flagship framework programme for Research and Innovation (2021 to 2027), for a green, healthy, digital and inclusive Europe. It aims to delivering scientific, technological, economic and societal impact to strengthen scientific and technological bases, foster competitiveness and growth, deliver on citizen’s priorities and strengthen the European Research Area (ERA). In addition to key novelties (e.g. missions, pillars, new approaches for partnerships), Horizon Europe includes changes in template, content and evaluation criteria of proposals submitted to collaborative Research and Innovation calls under Pillar 2 (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness) and grant agreement of funded projects that require particular attention. This presentation and discussion will focus on such key novelties and aspects, but also on recommendations, lessons learned and opportunities of funding and collaborative projects.

A brief biography of Richard Tavares:

Environmental Engineer-PhD, Richard Tavares is Project Adviser at the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructures Executive Agency, CINEA, where he manages European projects and programmes in the fields of climate action, earth system modelling, cities and air pollution. Previously he was Project Manager in the French National Research Agency, ANR, where managed European projects and international calls for proposals for co-funding projects for the Water JPI (2017-2020) and Peer-Review Officer at the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, PRACE, where managed international calls for proposals to access the European High Performance Computing resources and services (2015-2017). He also conducted research and consultancy activities, as Researcher, in the fields of engineering, environment, air pollution, industrial accidents, modelling and DSS, risk management, climate change, urban green infrastructures and mobility in the University of Aveiro (2005-2012) and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (2012-2015).