May 06, 2024

Horizon Europe work programme 2025

Carbon Gap's response to feedback on where to target funding for Horizon Europe's next work programme
Carbon Gap EU policy consultation feedback

Carbon Gap has submitted its response to the public consultation for the Horizon Europe (HEU) work programme 2025. The inputs of this consultation will inform the upcoming work programme for 2025 across the different priority clusters and EU Missions covered, as well as research infrastructures and European innovation ecosystems, and are to be reflected in the calls for projects.

Novel and promising CDR methods still at an early development stage require research and innovation support to address open questions. More mature methods of CDR still require targeted, outcome-driven research to further increase the preciseness and better quantify benefits and impacts.

Carbon Gap estimates that the EU must allocate around 2.9 billion euros in the next funding cycle towards carbon removal. Given HEU is the main funding programme for R&I in Europe, it must play a big role. The direct contribution from HEU to CDR has only reached approximately 309 million euros between 2021-2024. Therefore, funding support must be increased, and future calls should provide more targeted and diverse support to strengthen the family of removal methods.