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Be prepared for Horizon work program 2023/2024

We like to draw your attention specially to Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 2 "Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society", which aims to meet EU goals and priorities on enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation, on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, and to respond to and shape multifaceted social, economic, technological and cultural transformations.

This is a big chance for Creative Industries to be an active agent in for a socially just and inclusive European green and digital transition and post-COVID 19 recoveries.

FFG and European Commission are organizing following events to support applicants for upcoming 2023 Calls:


FFG Academy Training on 17/18 January for „Application in Horizon Europe – Focus on Cooperative Projects“ for projects in the clusters and missions – registration is already open, secure your place!


Brokerage event

The online brokerage event organised on January 18, 2023 will be dedicated to consortium building in Cluster 2: „Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society“.

The event will include online bilateral meetings with partners interested in the same topics for the 2023 calls. Following successful registration and activation of your profile, participants can pre-arrange bilateral meetings by a user-friendly matchmaking tool. For detailed information and registration click here.


The activities in Cluster 2 „Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society“ are primarily aimed at researchers and applicants Creative Industries, social and cultural sciences (HSC) and the arts. Projects on the various topics in this cluster make an innovative and application-oriented contribution to important and forward-looking research and social issues in Europe.


Democracy and Governance

Will provide knowledge, data and scientifically robust recommendations to reinvigorate democratic governance and improve trust in democratic institutions. In the long-term, this will contribute to help safeguard fundamental rights to empower active and inclusive citizenship. By doing so, they will also strengthen accountability, transparency, effectiveness and trustworthiness of rule of law-based institutions and policies. Activities will develop recommendations to protect liberties and the rule of law, and shield democracy from multidimensional threats. They will aim to expand political participation, social dialogue and social inclusion, civic engagement and gender equality. The destination will also mobilise social sciences and humanities expertise for analysing and responding to the consequences of Ukraine’s invasion by Russia and the changing geopolitical context of European neighbourhood and enlargement policies.


Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries

Will promote better access and engagement with cultural heritage and improve its protection, enhancement and restoration. Research and innovation will support sustainable growth and job creation through the cultural and creative industries and contribute to integrate them into the European industrial policy as drivers for innovation and competitiveness. Two calls of the destination will support the establishment of a digital European cultural heritage collaborative space.


Social and Economic Transformations

Will help tackle social, economic and political inequalities, support human capital development and contribute to a comprehensive European strategy for inclusive growth. This also involves understanding and responding to the impacts of technological advancements and economic interconnectedness with a view to social resilience and reach the objectives set out by the Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The destination will also support EU migration and mobility policies while promoting integration and fair digital and green transitions.


The Commission will present the new work programme at the official virtual Info Day for research communities on 17 January 2023. In combination with this Info Day the Net4SocietyHE project is planning to organize a virtual Brokerage event where applicants can meet with potential partners on 18 January 2023.


The formal work programs for 2023 and 2024 are expected before the end of the year, with the first calls for proposals opening within days of approval. Below find the links and breakdown of what you can find in the near-final versions of the documents. Find detailed work program here.