Horizon 2020

You have probably heard about Horizon 2020.

Preparations are now underway for the formal adoption of the legislative package for HORIZON 2020, which will also include the rules for participation. The first reading in the European Parliament is planned for October 2013, followed by a vote in Council. If the Parliament and Council approve the package, it can enter into force on 1 January 2014.


Open access will be mandatory for all scientific publications produced with funding from Horizon 2020, and contributions to the costs for such publications will be eligible for reimbursement. The nature of the open access publications, whether through “gold” or “green” routes, will be left to the discretion of the grant recipient.