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Work programme

The official Workprogramme 2016-2017 is available. A short summary can be found hereunder.

Space research is supported in Horizon 2020 under the heading "Industrial Leadership", in line with the main objective and challenge to foster a cost-effective competitive and innovative space industry (including SMEs) and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs. Building on the successes of FP7, Horizon 2020 will enable the European space research community to develop innovative space technologies and operational concepts "from idea to demonstration in space", and to use space data for scientific, public, or commercial purposes. This will anchor and structure space research and innovation at the European level and address key aspects identified in the Commission Communication 'EU Space Industrial Policy: Releasing the Potential for Growth in the Space Sector' (COM(2013) 108 final of 28 February 2013).

Actions will be carried out in conjunction with research activities of the Member States and ESA, aiming at building up complementarity among different actors.

The Commission proposal for Horizon 2020 sets the following motto for EU Space R&D for 2014 to 2020 ‘Prepare for the increasing role of space in the future and reap the benefits of space now’.

Themes of the programme

The work programme has been structured to address these challenges by:

  • Prioritising the existing two EU Space flagships of European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) and Earth Observation reaping the benefits they can generate in the coming years and ensuring their state-of-the-art also in the future;

  • Ensuring support for the third programmatic priority of the EU space policy: the protection of space infrastructure and in particular the setting up of a Space Surveillance and Tracking system (SST) at European level;

  • Ensuring support to EU industry to meet the objectives defined in the Commission communication on Space Industrial Policy, notably to maintain and enhance industry’s competitiveness in the global market;

  • Ensuring that Europe’s investments made in space infrastructure are exploited to the benefit of citizens; as well as supporting European space science;

  • Enhancing Europe’s standing as attractive partner for international partnerships in space science and exploration.

Other useful links

NCP Space network: COSMOS2020

The official webpages on the thematic area 'Space' of the European Commission: Bringing space down to earth

Closed Calls for proposals

H2020-EO-2017 14 October 2015 1 March 2017 € 19,5 million
14 October 2015 1 March 2017 € 41,5 million
H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017 14 October 2015 1 March 2017 € 33 million
H2020-EO-2016 14 October 2015 3 March 2016 € 21,85 million
H2020-COMPET-2016 14 October 2015 3 March 2016 € 65,85 million
H2020-PROTEC-2015 4 November 2014 8 April 2015 € 6,5 million
H2020-COMPET-2015 4 November 2014 8 April 2015 € 39 million
H2020-EO-2014 4 November 2014 8 April 2015 € 25 million
H2020-PROTEC-2014 4 November 2014 26 March 2014 € 8 million
H2020-COMPET-2014 4 November 2014 26 March 2014 € 52 million
H2020-EO-2014 4 November 2014 26 March 2014 € 21,5 million
H2020-Galileo-2014-1 4 November 2014 3 April 2014 € 38 million
H2020-Galileo-2015-1 4 November 2014 4 February 2015 € 25 million