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Horizon Europe – National Contact Point of Ukraine

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Horizon Contact information
Oksana Zaremba
IFNUL National Contact Point Coordinator (Horizon 2020)
Universytetska Street 1, Room 209,
79000, Lviv, Ukraine
Email: oksanazaremba@gmail.com
Phone: +38(032) 239-41-15, +38 (093) 484-61-31


Програма “Горизонт 2020” – Проекти в ЛНУ / Horizon 2020 Projects at IFNUL

1. 872146 — RESBIOS — H2020-SwafS-2018-2020/H2020-SwafS-2019-1-RESponsible research and innovation grounding practices in BIOSciencies (RESBIOS). Тривалість проекту / Duration – 01.01.2020-31.12.2022. Coordinator – University of Tor Vergata, Italy. IFNUL Responsible Person – Professor Natalia Sybirna

RESBIOS aims to deeply embedding 3 Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices within 4 Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) in the field of Biosciences from 4 European countries, through the implementation of RRI Grounding Actions (GAs), to achieve sustainable institutional changes in the various institutions, related to RRI keys, according the MoRRI indicators and Sustainable Development Goals. The project is focused on the biosciences sector which is one of the crossroads in the relations between science and society. The project will set a mutual learning environment including the four partners implementing GAs, some “RRI mentors” having already participated in a EU project about RRI in biosciences, partners experienced in Evaluation and Technical assistance, an international scientific Advisory Board, representatives of other EU projects, and representatives of Quadruple Helix actors.


General Information

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.

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 integrate social 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.