The European Commission has mobilized another €122 million from its research and innovation program, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The new call for expressions of interest contributes to the Commission's €1.4 billion pledge to the Coronavirus Global Response initiative, launched by President Ursula von der Leyen on May 4th, 2020.
The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight the coronavirus. It complements earlier actions to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines by strengthening capacity to manufacture and deploying readily available solutions in order to rapidly address the pressing needs. It will also improve understanding of the behavioral and socio-economic impacts of the epidemic.
With the call focused on delivering results quickly, the deadline for submission is June 11th, 2020. See this webcast information session on the new call for expressions of interest.