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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is EU’s funding programme for research and innovation. The aim of Horizon 2020 is to implement the Innovation Union, which is an EU initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Horizon 2020 runs from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of nearly €80 billion.

Horizon 2020 has three pillars:

- Excellent Science - aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of European Union´s science base

- Industrial Leadership - aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow´s businesses and help innovative small and medium-sized European enterprises to grow into world-leading companies

- Societal Challenges - reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere

National Contact Points

Th Faroese Research Council hosts the National Contact Point service in the Faroe Islands.

National Contact Points (NCPs) provide applicants with advice and personal service in their own language.

NCPs in the Faroe Islands are:

Maria Húsgarð, Research Council Faroe  Islands, phone + 298 567802, e-mail maria@gransking.fo

Function: Legal & Financial aspects, Food Security, Agriculture, Fishery, Biotechnology, Energy, Climate and Ressource Efficiency, Inclusive and Reflective Societies, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, Science with and for Society, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, European Research Council

Annika Sølvará, Research Council Faroe Islands, phone + 298 567803, e-mail annika@gransking.fo

Function: National Coordinator, European Research Infrastructures, Health, Security, Joint Research Centre

Brynhild Absalonsen, Business Development Fund, phone + 298 553300, e-mail ba@vinnuframi.fo

Function: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Information and Communication Technologies

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