Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Horizon Europe will drive most of the European effort in research and innovation (R&I) during the next years with the aim to support the uptake of innovative solutions in industry and society to address global challenges.

The topics addressed by Horizon Europe cover sectors that are relevant for standardization activities, including health, security, digital society and much more.


Horizon Europe projects will be able to address standardization in different ways, including contributing to existing standards and developing new standardization deliverables. The link between European


R&I projects and standardization is celebrated by CEN and CENELEC with the Standards+Innovation Awards.


Download our brochure "Standardization in Research Projects"  to know more on how research projects can address standardization.

Research Helpdesk

To facilitate the national interaction between the research projects and standardization community, a majority of CEN and CENELEC members have appointed a dedicated national contact for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI).

Their contact details can be consulted here. For members which have not appointed a dedicated national contact, you can find their generic email address.


If you have not found the information you were looking for, or if you want to learn more on:

  • how standards can support R&D and innovation;
  • why you should integrate standardization in your research (Horizon 2020) and innovation project;
  • what services we offer,

Please contact our Research Helpdesk.  All requests will be treated with strict confidentiality.



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