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Industrial Leadership

Space 2018-2020

On 27 October 2017, the European Commission has published the Work Programme 2018-2020 for "Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – Space". The overall budget for the 2018 call is EUR 104 million. For the calls in 2019 there will be EUR 121 million available. For the calls in 2020 a budget of 144 million is foreseen, the Work Programme 2020, which will be prepared in detail in summer 2019 just shows the titles of topics and the budget.

The aim of "Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – Space" is to maximising the benefits of space for society and the EU economy; to foster a globally competitive and innovative European space sector; to reinforce Europe’s autonomy in accessing and using space in a secure and safe environment and to strength Europe’s role as a global actor and promoting international cooperation.


The publication comprises the following calls:

  • Space 2018-2020
    • Earth observation
    • Space business, entrepreneurship, outreach and education
    • Space technologies, science and exploration
    • Secure and safe space environment
  • EGNSS market uptake 2019-2020

Rules for submission:

The calls are composed of "topics", which are outlined in detail in the Work Programme 2018-2020 and must be integrated into the research proposals. Topics for 2018 will open on 31 October 2017 on the Participant Portal, topics for 2019 will open on 16 October 2018.

Proposal submission: one-stage submission