European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations


Space research is supported in Horizon 2020 under the heading "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Space", in line with the main objective and challenge to foster a cost-effective competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs.

Horizon 2020 will enable the European space research community to develop innovative space technologies with the aim of ensuring the capability to access space and to operate space systems to the benefit of European society in the next decade.

A further objective is the more extensive utilisation of space data from existing and future European missions for scientific, public, or commercial purposes.

For the calls for proposals under this Industrial Leadership action, a budget of EUR 1.403 billion is foreseen (1.9% of the total budget of Horizon 2020).