Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Health is Cluster 1.

This page should give you all the information you need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Health Cluster.

Recording and slides now available for “Horizon Europe Consortia Building Event Series – Health, 14th June 2021.”

Recording and slides now available for “Overview of Horizon Europe Health Cluster Webinar, 22nd March 2021.”

Work Programme

The work programme gives an introduction to the Health Cluster, and all of the current and forthcoming funding calls that will be published. To download the 2021-2022 work programme, click here.

The call topics in the Work Programme are organised within six strands called Destinations:

  • Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society (€289 million)
  • Living and working in a health-promoting environment (€350 million)
  • Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden (€489.5 million)
  • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care (€240 million)
  • Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society (€270 million)
  • Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health related industry (€113m)

Information on Funding Opportunities can be found here.

Related Funding

Horizon Europe funding opportunities outside of the ‘Health Cluster’ that may be of interest to Health researchers/innovators can be found here.

Further information is available via the above links. The European Commission also held an information webinar for National Contact Points – the recording is available, as well as a slide set which was updated slightly after the event to include some additional information.

Related Events

28 October 2022: European Commission Information Day on 2022 Health Calls, with info on all of the Horizon Europe Health 2022 call topics and a session on essential information on clinical studies and gender equality. There will also be the opportunity to ask the European Commission questions. No registration is necessary. Find out more.

29 October 2022: Virtual Partnering Day for 2022 Health Call Topics: The network of Health National Contact Points, the European Commission and Enterprise Europe Network will hold a virtual partnering/brokerage event for the Health Cluster on 29th October. Registration for the brokerage event is open until 28th October. We advise you to register to the partnering event early to make the most of the opportunities to connect to others. Find out more.

On 20 April 2021 a webinar took place for Horizon Europe “Research & Innovation Opportunities for Digital Health and Care”. Recording and slides now available.

EU Green Week, 31 May to 13 June 2021. Recording and slides now available.

Horizon Europe Consortia Building Event Series – Cluster 1 Health, 14 June 2021. Recording and slides now available.

European R&I Days, 23/24 June 2021. Recording and slides now available.

Horizon Europe Health Cluster Info Day, 2 July 2021.

European Commission Submission & Evaluation webinar part 2: 21 April 2021. This is a continuation of the session on ‘how to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe’; the first part is already available to watch back.

How to Prepare a Successful Proposal in Horizon Europe

A successful proposal for Horizon Europe: Scientific-technical excellence is key, but don’t forget the other aspects.

Information Webinars: recordings below

Introduction to Horizon Europe Webinar, 11th March 2021

In this webinar, KTN Global Alliance and the UK National Contact Points introduced Pillar 2 Clusters, as well as highlighted an Horizon 2020 case study, and gave details of support available for the next Framework Programme: Horizon Europe!

Find the slides here.

Overview of Horizon Europe Health Cluster Webinar, 22nd March 2021

KTN Global Alliance and the UK National Contact Points presented a series of webinars to tell us the opportunities available for Horizon Europe, and gave an overview on the six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. This webinar covers the Health Cluster.

Find the slides here.

Overview of Horizon Europe Clusters – Webinar Series | Health (Cluster 1) from KTN on Vimeo.


Following on from the webinar series, we have published a frequently asked questions document in order to respond to commonly asked questions and answers on Horizon Europe. To download the FAQs, click here.

National Contact Points

The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in European Framework Programmes including Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Contact the following NCP’s for support:

Katie Dingley (contact for Academia)
Telephone: 07894 328 259
Email: ncp@mrc.ukri.org

Jo Frost (contact for Industry)
Telephone: 07597 526 207
Email: NCP-Health@innovateuk.ukri.org

If you are from another sector (e.g. Charity, Government, NHS) please copy both Jo and Katie into your email.


Sign up to receive updates from the UK National Contact Points about Horizon Europe Health funding opportunities, news and events.

KTN European Programmes Team

Viola Hay

Jane Watkins

Other help available to UK applicants


Additional Websites for Further Information

UK Research and Information (UKRI) official Horizon Europe webpage: https://www.ukri.org/apply-for-funding/horizon-europe/

European Commission official Horizon Europe webpage:

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