78.6 billion euros
Duration of the program:
01. January 2014 – December 31, 2020
Additional information:

Program of the European Union in the field of research and innovation

Jano Pushkar
El. mail: puskar@vojvodinahouse.eu

Overall objectives: To contribute to building an economy based on knowledge and innovation by leveraging sufficient additional research, development and innovation funding.


This priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union’s science base and to consolidate the European Research Area in order to make the Union’s research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale.

It consists of four specific objectives:

European Research Council
Future and Emerging Technologies
Marie Sklodovska-Curie actions
European Research Infrastructures


This priority aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow’s businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into worldleading companies.

It consists of three specific objectives:

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology
  • Space
Access to risk finance
Innovation in SMEs


This priority is aimed at increasing the impact of research and innovation as a response to major social concerns bringing together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities.

Funding shall be focused on the following specific objectives:

Health, demographic change and well-being
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bioeconomy
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Smart, green and integrated transport
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens


EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGIES (EIT) – The Institute operates through the knowledge and innovation communities bringing together excellent higher education institutions, research centres and businesses with the aim of developing cross-border public-private partnerships.

SPREADING EXCELLENCE AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION – Reduction of regional disparities in terms of research and innovation targeted at low-performing countries and regions of the European Union in terms of research and innovation in order to improve their research and innovation systems and policies.

SCIENCE WITH AND FOR SOCIETY – Building effective cooperation between science and society, arousing young people’s interest in science, support to young talents in science and their recruitment, etc.

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE – JRC is the scientific-research component of the European Commission and includes the following research centres: Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPS), Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) and Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS).

EURATOM – Support for research in the nuclear power sector.

  • EU member states
  • Associated countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Island, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland (partial association), Turkey, Ukraine

  • Research groups at universities;
  • Research institutes;
  • Individual researchers;
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • Large companies;
  • Government, non-governmental and private organizations and institutions etc.

Individuals, institutions and companies from Serbia can participate in the programme on an equal footing with those from EU member states. 

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Contact information can be found at the following link:

EU invitations


27. January 2022. - opening date

10. November 2023. - deadline for submitting project proposals


05. January 2022. - deadline for submitting project proposals


18. November 2021. - deadline for submitting project proposals


23. September 2021. - deadline for submitting project proposals