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04 May 2020Brussels

EU to mobilise €1 billion under Horizon 2020 to tackle COVID-19

The European Commission has added a further €675 million of the Horizon 2020 programme to fund research projects on vaccines, treatments and diagnostics against COVID-19, bringing the total investment in pandemic R&D from the programme to €1 billion.

The European Commission announced the additional funding during an international pledging event which brought the total raised to date from around the world to €7.4 billion (Coronavirus Global Response), with the objective of increasing the funding in vaccines and treatment against the pandemic.

For more information on EU support for research and innovation projects and initiatives against COVID-19, please consult the following website and the factsheet.