Gathering Forces for Horizon Europe

To maximise the benefit for Swedish research and innovation and to enable synergies and interactions between the national and the EU levels, the Government has tasked Formas, Forte, the Swedish National Space Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova to develop a proposal for a strategy for Sweden and for Swedish research and innovation actors.

The strategy proposals that have been developed are based on five ambitions. The participation in Horizon Europe must be driven by the ambitions to achieve: world-class research quality and innovativeness; knowledge and capacity to ensure sustainable development; effective sharing of resources and data; internationally attractive actors and environments; as well as increased influence in the European research and innovation policy, as well as the framework programme.


  1. Dates set for ERC calls 2021

    Within the new framework programme Horizon Europe, the European Research Council (ERC) is making large amounts of research funding available for applicants in 2021. All calls are open for all subject areas. The first call opens on 25 February.

  2. STINT and the Swedish Research Council support collaborations with Chinese universities

    Within STINT’s Joint China-Sweden Mobility programme has 15 million SEK been awarded to 30 projects for the period 2021–2024. The Swedish Research Council is contributing 5 million SEK.

  3. Proposed strategy for Horizon Europe

    At the end of October, a proposed strategy for Swedish participation in the framework programme Horizon Europe was presented. The proposal was developed jointly by the Swedish research funding agencies.