HORIZON 2020 - The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation running from 2014 to 2020

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a 70 billion budget. The first calls for proposals for Horizon 2020 have been published!

Its simplified rules and submission and grant management tools should facilitate participants' tasks. For practical Guidance, see the H2020 online manual.

H2020 supports SMEs with a new instrument that runs throughout various funded research and innovation Fields, so it should be easy for SMEs to find opportunities in many calls.

H2020 also aims to enhance EU international research cooperation so there are more opportunities for Third Country participation.

Having built H2020 around the main societal challenges like an ageing population, food security, energy efficiency, the EU attaches high importance to embed socio-economic sciences and humanities into the work programme.

Another important priority of the Commission is to ensure gender is embedded in the design of Horizon 2020 project proposals.

Please check carefully the EURAXESS related calls under:



Within the scope of the Research Mobility Strategy of the European Research Area, the European Commission launched EURAXESS. EURAXESS aims to encourage and support international mobility of researchers, within and outside Europe. EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is, therefore, a gateway to attractive research careers in Europe and to a pool of world-class research talents.

The European Research Area (ERA) of the European Union provides innovative scientific research opportunities, not only to researchers looking to advance their career in another European country, but also to scientific organisations in search of international talents.

EURAXESS thus includes several solutions for researchers, of which EURAXESS Services stands out.

EURAXESS Services is a network of more than two hundred centres located in 35 European countries. As a researcher, these centres assist you and your family to plan and organise your stay in a foreign country. This free personalised service will help you tackle all issues related to your personal and professional life, including accommodation, visa and work permits, language training, schools for your children, social security and medical care. It thus aims to facilitate the social and professional integration of the researchers and their family (when travelling with them), by allowing them to minimize the resources required by bureaucratic and procedural matters.

The EURAXESS centre of the University of Algarve is located at the International and Mobility Office and aims to assist foreign researchers who intend to develop their research activities in the research centres and institutions in the Algarve.

EURAXESS makes also available:
EURAXESS Jobs - a free recruitment tool;
EURAXESS Rights - provides details related to the European Chater for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers;
EURAXESS Links - provides interactive web services to European researchers working abroad, in order to keep them linked among themselves and with Europe.

The EURAXESS Portugal
If you intend to do a research period in Portugal you will need more information about health and medical care, language, living in Portugal, social security, taxes and visa and residence permit.
In the Euraxess Portugal portal you can find more information.

For further information at the University of Algarve:

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