The European Commission has confirmed the calls and other actions of the second year of the two-year Horizon 2020 Work Programmes setting out funding opportunities for 2017. The calls and other actions under the current Work Programme updates have a budget of €8.5 billion.
The 2016-2017 Work Programme builds on the success of Horizon 2020 to date, but the current update introduces important novelties. It has the potential to change the nature of EU-funded research thanks to the introduction of open research data in all new Horizon 2020 calls. In response to the migration crisis funding is made available to coordinate research communities and make policy recommendations to facilitate labour market integration of migrants. It also includes key actions supporting a forward-looking climate change policy.