The European Commission has published a snapshot of the main achievements of Horizon 2020 after three full years of implementation (2014-2016), analysing over 300 calls for proposals, and providing facts and figures on the projects’ results of the years examined.

Since the start of Horizon 2020, a total EC financial contribution of EUR 24.8 billion has been allocated to signed grants. The largest share of funding has been allocated to the Excellent Science pillar (37.5%), mainly to the European Research Council.  In this context, it is key to see that most of the funding under the Societal Challenges pillar accounts for 36.6% of the funding, with most funding going to Societal Challenge 1 on Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing.

For the nursing community it is crucial that health research comes upfront in the next research framework programme. It is therefore key for the ENRF to engage in the Societal Challenge as all nursing challenges relate to this chapter!