Other Horizon 2020 calls targeting China



Chinese participation is welcomed in the great majority of Horizon 2020 calls and topics in line with existing rules. In addition to the flagship initiatives, several Horizon 2020 topics are flagged for cooperation with China. MOST Co-funding mechanism can be used to promote a strong Chinese participation in these topics as well as in other topics linked to MOST priority areas outlined below. For exact eligibility conditions Chinese participants are encouraged to contact MOST (http://www.most.gov.cn/eng/).

MOST Priority areas 重点领域包括:

1. New-generation information networks 新一代信息网络 - 5G communication technology, optical communication technology, CPU technology,Internet-of-things technology, virtual reality technology, quantum communication and quantum computing, big data technology

2. Intelligent and green manufacturing 智能和绿色制造 - High-end numerical control machine and intelligent robotics, electric power equipment, next generation semi-conductor, additive manufacturing, new energy equipment, micro-nano manufacturing, gas turbine

3. Safe, clean and efficient modern energy 安全、清洁、高效的现代能源 - Clean coal utilisation technology, marine wind power technology, smart grid technology, hydrogen fuel cell technology, nuclear energy utilisation and nuclear decommissioning technology

4 Advanced effective, safe and convenient health 先进高效且安全便捷的医疗健康研究 – Bio-pharmaceuticals, precision medicine, high performance medical devices, prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, regenerative medicine, medical big data, medical robots, aging services technology, traditional Chinese medicines

5. Marine equipment 船用设备 - Marine engineering equipment and high tech ships, deep sea oil and gas, natural gas hydrate, deep sea operation

6. Space 太空领域 - Space equipment, space science and technology, satellite application technology (small satellite and load technology), remote sensing (deep-space exploration, satellite imaging, atmospheric observation, lunar-based observation)

7. New materials 新材料 - Graphene technology, nanomaterials, high performance structure and composite materials, advanced semi-conductor materials, advanced light alloy materials, advanced functional and intelligent materials, catalytic materials

8. Large science facilities research 大型科学设备研究

9. Public security 公共安全 - Disaster warning and treatment, food and drug safety inspection

Horizon 2020 WP 2018-20 topics targeting the participation of China: 地平线20202018-20工作计划中重点携手中国参与的项目


Topic Title 项目名称

Deadline stage 1

Final Deadline

Energy 能源



CE-SC3-NZE-2-2018 Conversion of captured CO2


06 Sep 2018

LC-SC3-NZE-5-2019-2020 Low carbon industrial production using CCUS


27 Aug 2019

ICT 信息通信技术



ICT-22-2018 EU-China 5G Collaboration



Climate 气候变化



H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020 The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities

19 Feb 2019

04 Sep 2019

Health 医疗健康



SC1-HCO-11-2018: Strategic collaboration in health research and innovation between EU and China


18 Apr 2018

SC1-HCO-01-2018-2019-2020: Actions in support of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine


18 Apr 2018

SC1-HCC-03-2018: Support to further development of international cooperation in digital transformation of health and care


24 Apr 2018

Space 太空领域



SU-SPACE-22-SEC-2019 Space Weather


12 Mar 2019

Research Infrastructures 基础设施研究



INFRAIA-01-2018-2019 Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities

22 Mar 2018

20 Mar 2019

Other Biotechnologies




NMBP-13-2018 Risk Governance of nanotechnology (RIA)



NMBP-14-2018 Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology (RIA)



NMBP-15-2019 Safe by design, from science to regulation: metrics and main sectors (RIA)



Other transport 更多交通运输领域研究



LC-GV-05-2019: InCo flagship on “Urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas in developing and emerging economies”


24 Apr 2019

LC-MG-1-3-2018: Harnessing and understanding the impacts of changes in urban mobility on policy making by city-led innovation for sustainable urban mobility.

30 Jan 2018

19 Sep 2018

LC-MG-1-1-2018: InCo flagship on reduction of transport impact on air quality A) Low-emission oriented driving, management and assistance (China, CELAC)

30 Jan 2018

19 Sep 2018

MG-2-9-2019: Integrated multimodal, low-emission freight transport systems and logistics (Inco Flagship)

16 Jan 2019

12 Sep 2019


EU-China general Co-Funding Mechanism (MOST) 中欧联合提供资金的机制(科技部)

The China-EU co-funding mechanism on research and innovation (CFM) cooperation has played a significant role in supporting win-win STI cooperation since its launch in December 2015. The European Commission and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) agreed the renewal of the CFM for the period 2018-2020 to support joint projects between European and Chinese universities, research institutions and companies.

Under the co-funding mechanism (CFM) the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will provide financial support on a competitive basis to China-based entities that will participate in joint projects with European partners under Horizon 2020. For the period 2018-2020, MOST intends to reserve an annual budget of up to 200 Million RMB, and the EC intends to reserve a budget of up to 100 Million Euro in Horizon 2020 calls targeting cooperation with China.

See more information about co-funding by downloading the Horizon 2020 & EU-China Co-funding Mechanism Booklet here: