The University of Maribor predominantly collaborates in projects co-financed by the following international and EU programmes.
Horizon Europe is the EU
Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2021-2027.
- Open science
(European Research Council, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, research
- Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness (Joint Research Centre, six clusters: 1. Health, 2. Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society, 3. Civil Security for Society, 4. Digital, Industry And Space, 5. Climate, Energy and Mobility, 6. Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and
Europe (European Innovation Council, European
Innovation Ecosystems, European Institute of Innovation and Technology).
An additional horizontal part
will introduce measures to expand participation and strengthen the European
Budget: EUR 80.9 billion
More information: Horizon Europe website.
At the same time, programmes
within Horizon 2020 (the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for
the period 2014–2020) are still being implemented.
Horizon 2020 is the central mechanism for delivering the strategies of Europe
2020, the Innovation Union and the European Research Area. It responds to the
economic crisis by investing in future employment and growth and strengthening
the European Union's global role in research, innovation and technology.
science (European Research Council, Future and Emerging Technologies,
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and research infrastructure).
Leadership (Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies, Access to
Risk Finance, Innovation in SMEs).
challenges (seven current challenges are included).
Budget: EUR 80 billion
More information: Horizon 2020 website, information on Horizon 2020 on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ).
Erasmus+ is a unified EU
programme in education, training, youth and sport. In the 2021-2027 programming
period, Erasmus+ continues to support projects concerning education, training,
youth and sport. The European Commission is proposing to increase the budget
to EUR 30 billion.
The main objectives of the
- Training, professional and personal
development of individuals in the fields of education, training, youth and
sport (in the EU and worldwide);
- Contribute to sustainable growth,
employment, social cohesion and the strengthening of the European
More information: Erasmus+ website, Erasmus+ national website,
Cohesion Policy 2021-2027
The updated cohesion policy
framework for the period 2021–2027 allocates EUR 2.9 billion to Slovenia in the
area of cohesion policy, EUR 1.5 billion under the common agricultural policy
and EUR 100 million from The Just Transition Fund. The division into two
cohesion regions, namely Western Slovenia and Eastern Slovenia, remains
valid. Support is planned for the following five priority areas, which
will be the driving force of investments:
- a smarter Europe (innovative & smart
- a greener, low-carbon Europe (including
energy transition, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk
- a more connected Europe (mobility and ICT
- a more social Europe (the European Pillar
of Social Rights);
- a Europe closer to citizens (sustainable
development of urban, rural and coastal areas and local initiatives).
More information on the cohesion
policy after 2020 is available here.
Additionally, some programmes
under Cohesion Policy 2014–2020 are still being implemented, with two main
in growth and jobs,
Two structural funds, namely the
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF)
provide funding for the implementation of these objectives, in addition to the
Budget: EUR 336 billion. For
Slovenia: EUR 3,2 billion, drawn at national level. Of this sum, EUR 1.27
billion will be allocated to Eastern Slovenia and EUR 873 million to Western
Slovenia, while about EUR 1.06 billion will be available to Slovenia as a whole
for projects concerning transport and environmental infrastructure as well as
those concerning sustainable energy use.
More information: Cohesion Policy 2014–2020 website.
European Territorial Cooperation
Specified territorial cooperation programmes will continue to operate during the 2021–2027 programming period, with updated objectives and a new budget.
- Cross-border cooperation programmes (Slovenia-Croatia,Slovenia-Austria,Slovenia-Hungary,Slovenia-Italy).
- Transnational cooperation programmes - Interreg (Alpine Space, Central Europe, ADRION, Danube Transnational Programme, Mediterranean). Budget: EUR 9.9 billion
- Interregional cooperation programmes (INTERREG EUROPE,INTERACT II, ESPON, URBACT). The possibilities for universities to apply with projects are limited.
UM's participation in international and EU projects
Ongoing UM projects - August 2021