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How to participate in Horizon 2020

To participate in a cooperative research project, a Japanese researcher/institution needs to join in a consortium consisting of at least three institutions from at least three EU Member States or Associated Countries. For research mobility schemes, a Japanese researcher needs to submit a proposal to a call (MSCA, ERC), published on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal, which includes the Guide for Applicants.

MSCA pocket guide

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Pocket Guide


Video:MSCA in a nutshell

ERC grant schemes

ERC Grant Schemes

erc step by step

ERC step by step


ERC funding: Maximize your chances


How to apply?

Information about available programmes or funds in Japan that could provide support to Japanese Horizon 2020 participants:

Find out more on Horizon 2020 from these sources:


For inquiries, including in Japanese, please contact the following institutions:



Other useful sources of information:

H2020 in brief

Horizon 2020 in brief 


H2020 eu mag

Article on Horizon 2020 in EU mag


H2020 video with MCR

Video on Horizon 2020, An interview with Cristina Russo, Director of International Cooperation, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

H2020 video 2

Short video on H2020



Updated 2016.05.24