Memorial researchers invited to a Horizon Europe information session

Mar 17th, 2023

By Jeff Green

Members of the Memorial research community are invited to attend an information session focused on the European Union (EU)’s Horizon Europe program.

The session will be hosted by Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Canada.

Date: Friday, March 31

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Location: This is a hybrid session. In-person, it will take place in room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus. For virtual log-in instructions, please email

RSVP: Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing by Tuesday, March 28.

Light lunch will be available at session.

Canada recently announced its plans to start formal negotiations under Horizon Europe, the world’s largest science, research and innovation collaboration program.

The program is the European Commission’s latest research and innovation framework program, running from 2021 to 2027 with a focus on evidence-based solutions to global challenges with a budget of €95.5 billion. Horizon Europe is open to researchers and innovators from around the globe who are encouraged to team up with EU consortia in preparing proposals.

The discussion will include information on:

  • Understanding the structure of the program;
  • Focus on international co-operation: openness and funding;
  • Impact of potential association of Canada to Horizon Europe;
  • Searching for opportunities and finding a call for proposals; and
  • Finding key information and additional local support.

More details about Canada’s negotiations with the EU are available online.