News archive - [Link Announcement] Now available - Horizon 2020 Monitoring Flash (February 2019)

This Monitoring Flash sheds light on the state of play of international cooperation under Horizon 2020 after 5 years of implementation. This evidence base should inform policy discussions on the Commission proposal for Horizon Europe (2021-2027) and is a natural follow-up of the first two Monitoring Flashes (European Commission, 2018b and 2018c), which focussed on the participations and collaborations of EU Member States. This Flash provides insights on the participation of non-EU countries, i.e. third countries, to Horizon 2020, based on their status in Horizon 2020:

  • Associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • Non-associated third countries: countries that are not EU Member States and not associated to the Framework Programme.

The cut-off date for the analysis data recorded in the Common Research Data Warehouse (CORDA), is 1/1/2019. Projects under Public-to-Public Partnerships, EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and direct actions of the Joint Research Centre are not included except when explicitly mentioned. Box 2 still provides insights on participations in Public-to-Public partnerships.

Key data on the implementation of Horizon 2020 are publicly available on the Horizon 2020 Dashboard;programCode=H2020.


Key overall messages are:

  • With participants from 124 non-EU countries, Horizon 2020 demonstrates a very broad international outreach attracting talent from around the world in particular from higher education organisations.
  • There is a certain level of heterogeneity in the cooperation patterns with third countries, reflecting the strategic targeting and diversity of objectives and benefits pursued through international cooperation:
  • Horizon 2020 is benefitting from excellence worldwide for increasing competitiveness, jointly tackling global challenges and increasing participation in international value chains through the involvement of participants from countries with advanced R&I capabilities.
  • Horizon 2020 also contributes to the integration of R&I systems in the ERA for countries which have a relative lack of R&I capacity, including through mobility of researchers.

While the international dimension of Horizon 2020 has been reinforced for the second half of Horizon 2020, the identified trends also call for an intensification of international cooperation activities in Horizon Europe.

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Geographical focus
  • H2020
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on March 13, 2019
Modified on March 13, 2019