Excellent Science Pillar

Driving scientific excellence and supporting the EU’s position as a world leader in science

Excellent Science

Research, science and innovation are pushing our societies and economies forward. New knowledge improves all aspects of our life. The first pillar of Horizon Europe - Excellent Science - supports frontier research and breakthrough scientific ideas, teams up the best researchers from Europe and beyond and equips them with skills and word-class research infrastructures.
European Research Council

Excellent Science Pillar

European Research Council

The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie

Excellent Science Pillar

Marie Sklodowska-Curie

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are the EU flagship programme for doctoral and postdoctoral training, equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines.

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Research Infrastructures

Excellent Science Pillar

Research Infrastructures

Research infrastructures are facilities that provide resources and services for the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields.

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Here you can find information on administrative procedures, financial issues and contractual provisions in connection with Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and previous European framework programmes.

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