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EUSPA stimulates the market development of the EU Space downstream sector and supports the uptake of space-based solutions, through its Horizon Europe calls. EUSPA’s space calls are placed under the pillar II of Horizon Europe, where specifically Cluster 4 of the Work Programme focuses on Digital, Industry, and Space.

The first EUSPA Horizon Europe Call with an overall budget of 32.6 million EUR is already in the implementation phase with 13 ongoing projects that foster the European Green Deal, safeguard our society from crises and underpin Europe’s digital sovereignty. The second Horizon Europe Call comprised an overall budget of 48.1 million EUR.

Third EUSPA Horizon Europe Call 

The third EUSPA Horizon Europe Call with an overall budget of 34.5 million EUR closed its submissions on 20 February 2024. Click here for the full overview of the call.

The Call was structured in the following 5 topics:

Application process

The submissions are done online, we invite you to check the Guidance & Manuals for more info. All questions may also be addressed to EUSPA research@euspa.europa.eu.


Funding and Tenders Portal


Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus in other non-space calls

The importance of EGNSS and Copernicus services and data is acknowledged in the Horizon Europe Strategic plan for 2021-24, which defines the key strategic orientations for the first four years of Horizon Europe. The Strategic Plan strongly encourages the use of Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus services and data in Horizon Europe. 

On top of the topics managed directly by EUSPA, the use of EGNSS and Copernicus is widely anchored in concrete calls and topics within the Work Programme for 2023-2024, with over 300 non-space topics recommending or requiring the use of Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus. 

The focus of the topics ranges from health to cultural heritage, from climate change and resilience to fight against criminal activities, from mobility to big data; all areas that can strongly benefit from the space capabilities offered by EGNSS and Copernicus. A list of examples can be found here, while further details can be found in the Funding & tender opportunities portal.