European collaborative research is implemented through Work Programmes in which research topics are published under the Horizon 2020 parts "Excellent Science" (Future and Emerging Technologies, FET Proactive), "Industrial Leadership", and "Societal Challenges".
These Work Programmes are usually published biennially and contain competitive calls for project proposals. Besides relevant opening dates, the call descriptions contain information on the budget, deadlines, and evaluation criteria for submitted proposals.
Because of the trans-disciplinary nature of the research areas and topics covered by Horizon 2020, it is recommended to also have a closer look at Work Programme parts beyond one’s own area of expertise.
Feel free to contact KoWi, if you have any questions about calls for proposals and possibilities of participation across disciplines or topics within several Work Programmes.
Open, future, and closed calls are published online on the Funding and tender opportunities portal of the European Commission. In addition to Horizon 2020 calls for proposals, also calls of other European funding programmes are published on the portal.