Learn more about collaborative projects in the EU research and innovation framework programme – Horizon Europe

Welcome to this webinar series, organised by the universities in Lärosäten Syd. The series will present the opportunities for collaborative research and innovation in Horizon Europe.

The European Union’s next framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon Europe – will begin on 1 January 2021. The largest part of the budget will go to the part, or pillar, of the programme called Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. This pillar funds collaborative research and innovation projects requiring partners from at least three countries. Participating in such projects is a great opportunity to further researchers’ international networks, and thereby careers.

The pillar is divided into six thematic clusters. We organise a series of five webinars to cover all six clusters. During each webinar, you will get a short introduction to Horizon Europe and learn more about the purpose and context of each cluster, as well as first information about the draft topics and calls that are planned for 2021-2022. The various missions that will features in Horizon Europe will also be covered.


12 November, 14:00-16:30 – HealthLink to registrationDownload agenda (PDF)

16 November, 14:00-16:30 – Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society; and Civil Security for SocietyLink to registrationDownload agenda (PDF)

18 November, 14:00-16:30 – Digital, Industry and SpaceLink to registrationDownload agenda (PDF)

20 November, 14:00-16:30 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and EnvironmentLink to registrationDownload agenda (PDF)

26 November, 14:00-16:30 – Climate, Energy and MobilityLink to registrationDownload agenda (PDF)

Please note that you need to register separately for each webinar that you wish to attend.


Online, you will receive links to the webinars after registration

For whom?

The webinars are open to all researchers at Lärosäten Syd interested in the next EU framework programme.


You will hear from the European Commission, the Swedish national contact points for the framework programme, our universities’ research services/grants offices and inspirational examples from colleagues with first-hand experience of the framework programmes. There will be opportunities to ask questions directly to the speakers and via chat.

Further information, including detailed agendas, will be shared with participants ahead of each webinar.

Description of the clusters

The following list gives more details for each cluster about the content, and the ambition – the so called ‘destinations’:

  1. Health
    • Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society
    • Living and working in a health-promoting environment
    • Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
    • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care
    • Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society
    • Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health-related industry
  2. Culture, creativity and inclusive society
    •  Innovative research on democracy and governance
    • Innovative research on the European cultural heritage and the cultural and creative industries
    • Innovative research on social and economic transformations
  3. Civil security for society
    • Fight against crime and terrorism
    • Border management
    • Infrastructure protection
    • Cybersecurity
    • A disaster resilient society for Europe
    • Support to security research and innovation
  4. Digital, industry and space
    • Climate neutral, circular and digitised production
    • A digitised, resource-efficient and resilient industry
    • World leading data and computing technologies
    • Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal
    • Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data
    • A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies
  5. Climate, energy and mobility
    • Climate sciences and responses
    • Cross-sectoral solutions for the climate transition
    • Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply
    • Efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use
    • Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes
    • Safe resilient transport and smart mobility services for passengers and goods
  6. Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption
    • Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors
    • Clean environment and zero pollution
    • Land, oceans and water for climate action
    • Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities
    • Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the green deal

About the organisers

Lärosäten Syd is the network bringing together the universities in South Sweden: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Halmstad University, Kristianstad University, Linnæus University, Lund University, Malmö University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. This webinar series is organised jointly by the various research services/grants offices of the seven universities.