Project management Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's framework programme for research and innovation 2014-2020. Proposals can no longer be submitted under this programme, but only under the successor programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027).

Project realisation


  • If you bring an ongoing H2020 project to the BUW, the coordinator needs the Participant Identification Code of the BUW (PIC): 999858735



Open Access

Open Access is mandatory for publications in H2020.


Data management

Free access to research data should also be guaranteed in accordance with the principle "as open as possible - as limited as necessary". When managing research data, researchers should be guided by the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reusability).

Data management in H2020

Data management at the BUW 


Ethics is an integral part of all EU-funded research projects. Ethical compliance is considered crucial to achieve true research excellence.



ERC Grants

Horizon Results Platform

Horizon Results Booster


Utilisation of genetic resources (ABS legislation/Nagoya Protocol)

As a beneficiary of EU research funding, you are obliged to determine whether your project falls within the scope of the ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) legislation when utilising genetic resources and, if so, to ensure that your project complies with it.

Utilisation of genetic resources within the context of the EU Regulation means the conduct of research and/or development activities on a genetic resource and/or biochemical composition of genetic resources or the utilisation of traditional knowledge associated with it.


Contact at the BUW: Mr Draeck, Unit 1.4


Further links to H2020 project implementation

Funding and Tender Portal: H2020 reference documents

National Contact Point Law and Finance

EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi)



Impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 - Explanatory notes of the European Commission


Participation rules

As a rule, at least three independent institutions from three different EU Member States or countries associated with the Framework Programme must participate in the project.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

On the participation of the United Kingdom after Brexit

Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia

Third countries listed in the work programme are also eligible.

Legal framework

Project-specific grant agreement concluded between the European Commission and the coordinator. The other project partners join this grant agreement. It complies with the provisions of the Framework Programme Regulation, the Rules for Participation and the EU Financial Regulation.


Core agreement


Annex 1: Project description

Annex 2: Budget

Annex 3: Accession form for beneficiaries

Annex 4: Financial Statement

Annex 5: Certificate on the financial statements

Annex 6: Certificate on the methodology

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