Call for proposals 2021 - Developing, consolidating and optimising the European research infrastructures landscape, maintaining global leadership (2021) HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01 Closed!


Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to one or several of the following impacts:

  • Disruptive research and breakthrough science and innovation through cutting-edge, interconnected and sustainable Research Infrastructures;
  • Strengthened scientific excellence and performance and efficiency of the European Research Area, increasing its attractiveness to researchers from all over the world;
  • Coordinated research infrastructure capacity among countries and regions, also by exploiting possibilities given by the smart specialisation processes;
  • Reinforced R&I capacities enabling systemic changes needed for a truly transformative societal and economic recovery and a strengthened resilience of critical sectors, as outlined in the Recovery Plan;
  • Improved European response, in cooperation with international players, to emerging socio-economic and related scientific and technological challenges at global level.


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-01: Support to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-02: Strengthen the bilateral cooperation on research infrastructures with Africa: improving the knowledge base on climate change in Africa (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-03: Transition to digital/remote research infrastructure service provision: lessons learnt, needs and best practices (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-04: Support to National Contact Points (NCPs) for Research Infrastructures (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-05: Support to the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 7,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 September 2021 - one month ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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