Projects at CERN
Participating in European Union projects strengthens CERN's existing collaborations and creates new links with European universities, research institutes, laboratories and industrial partners, complementing the main R&D programmes of the Organization.
During the seven years of Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), CERN participated in 92 projects and coordinated 29. More than 80% of CERN projects and EC funding for CERN was in the Excellent Science pillar. The Organization also participated in other programmes linked to Horizon 2020 such as EURATOM, COST, Eurostars, EURAMET etc.
Framework Programme 7
During the seven years of Framework Programme 7 (2007-2013), CERN participated in 88 EU projects with durations of two to five years. Of these projects, 36 were coordinated by CERN. In addition to the Research Infrastructure, e-Infrastructure, and Marie-Curie programmes, in which CERN has been actively involved since FP6, the Organization also participated in the Cooperation, Science and Society, and Ideas programmes of FP7.