Horizon 2020 is the largest research and innovation program ever carried out by the EU. It will lead to more world-class innovations, breakthroughs, and world premieres, bringing the great ideas from laboratories to the market. EUR 80 billion of funding is available for 7 years (2014-2020) – in addition to the private investment and national public investment that this funding will attract.
Horizon 2020 benefits from the political support of European leaders and MEPs who agreed that investing in research and innovation is key to Europe’s future by putting them at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Horizon 2020 contributes to achieving this goal by combining research and innovation and focusing on three key areas: scientific excellence, leadership in the industrial sector and societal challenges.
The aim is to ensure Europe’s capacity to produce world-class science and technology to stimulate economic growth.
Thanks to EU funding for research under previous framework programs, scientists and industry representatives in Europe and around the world have joined efforts to find solutions to a wide range of challenges. Their innovations have helped to improve the standard of living, protect the environment and increase the sustainability and competitiveness of European industry. Horizon 2020 is open to researchers from all over the world.
Their experience was essential for the development of this pioneering program – the Commission collected the feedback received and took into account the recommendations of the Member States and the European Parliament as well as the lessons learned from previous programs. The message was clear – Horizon 2020 must be simpler for users – and it is!
The EURAXESS mobility program is a network created at the initiative of the European Commission to disseminate relevant information to scholars (scholarships, grants, project funding, partnerships, etc.) and to provide support for their activities. Through the EURAXESS portal and other social networks, doctoral scholarships, vacancies (laboratories, universities, research institutions, etc.) are promoted, partnerships to support research at European level.
40 countries are active in the network, more than 458 service centers and local contact points, of which 25 in the Republic of Moldova. They provide researchers and their families with assistance regarding visa, residence permit, work permit, formalities for enrollment of children in kindergarten (school, university, etc.), social insurance, medical insurance, etc.
The assistance provided is absolutely free and involves information and guidance to institutions dealing with related administrative procedures. In addition, service centers and local contact points provide support to foreign researchers for successful integration and adaptation to the lifestyle (culture) of the Republic of Moldova – through recommendations for centers offering Romanian language lessons, recommendations and advice on accommodation And prices for rents, services, transport, tourist areas, etc.
EU innovation policy
Innovation is a key element for the competitiveness of European enterprises and for the contribution to job creation. Learn more about how the EU supports innovation. DETAILS
Digital Agenda for Europe
European companies must be able to benefit from the full benefits of a digital single market – e-commerce, digital payments, etc. – to have a dynamic development. The Digital Agenda for Europe is the EU roadmap to bring the benefits of a society and a digital economy to Europe. DETAILS
Computer skills for the 21st century
ICT skills are increasingly important in the current economy – coping with such skills is a challenge for small European businesses. DETAILS
The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Program
The ICT Policy Support Program helps small businesses make more and better use of ICT and encourages innovation in products, services and processes.
Official name: ICT Information Policy Support Program (ICT PSP)
Type of support: (Co-) project financing DETAILS
Electronic market services
Electronic markets help small businesses expand their current market, access new markets and find new customers and products. Additional information, an international register and a manual are also available on this website. DETAILS
E-commerce is an important tool in opening up new markets and maintaining competitiveness. These pages give you access to national contact information and points. DETAILS
Assisting SMEs to integrate into the Information Society
How can small businesses benefit fully from ICT? Learn more about digital culture projects, e-business and e-government, data protection issues, and how to reduce the cost of ICT equipment purchase. DETAILS
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
ICT has revolutionized the way the economy works and many of the latest products and work practices are based on ICT. Small businesses need to find their place in this ever-evolving economy. DETAILS