The fulfilment of the intentions of the RIS3 strategies is also indirectly supported through some EU programmes, in particular the Horizon Europe and others. However, the specific use of these resources depends on the success of individual entities from the Czech Republic in the competition for support funds.
From the point of view of the National RIS3 Strategy, however, the use of these instruments is not monitored as these are not projects implemented within NRIS3. However, they may be appropriate to complement interventions aimed at fulfilling the RIS3 mission.
The Horizon Europe is an ambitious EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), which aims to:
- strengthening the scientific and technological base of the EU and the European Research Area (ERA)
- to increase the innovation capacity, competitiveness and job creation in Europe,
- to meet citizens' priorities and maintain our socio - economic model and values.
The vision of the programme is a sustainable, just and prosperous future for people and the planet based on the European values.
The European Commission is proposing a budget of € 100 billion for the Horizon Europe. Financial support is divided into 3 pillars:
Pillar 1: Excellent science,
Pillar 2: Global Challenges and Competitiveness of the European Industry,
Pillar 3: Innovative Europe.
The extension of participation and the strengthening of the European Research Area, including Euratom, will also be supported.
The National Contact Point for the EU's Horizon Europe programme is the Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences.