Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 was EU’s funding programme for research and innovation from 2014 to 2020 and had a budget of nearly €80 billion. The aim of Horizon 2020 was to implement the Innovation Union, which was an EU initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Horizon 2020 had 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

Research Council Faroe Islands 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

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

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

Mathea Hilduberg, Business Development Fund, phone + 298 553300, e-mail

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

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