Horizon Europe Advisory Service

The German Horizon Europe Advisory Service consists of a tightly knit network of contact points that can help you orientate yourself and help guide you to possible paths and solutions. Many of these contact points are part of the EU Bureau.

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National Contact Points within the EU Bureau of the BMBF

National Contact Points (NCPs) are formed of experts with in-depth knowledge and experience of specific areas within Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, who are at your disposal. NCPs are officially named to the European Commission by national governments. They support applicants during the entire lifecycle of an EU project, from helping with the initial classification of an idea, through providing support during the application and submission process and continuing to offer this support during project implementation and wrap-up phases. Advisory services are confidential and free of charge. All NCPs are organised in a joint NCP Network coordinated by the EU Bureau of the BMBF.

The NCPs displayed below maintain English versions of their pages. In addition, the following NCPs are also located in the EU Bureau but their information is available in German only: NCP Coordination, Legal and Financial Aspects, Research Infrastructures, European Research Area, EU Missions. Although not all NCPs at the EU Bureau operate English pages, all NCPs will be happy to assist you in English. You can find contact information for all the NCPs on our contacts page. If you are uncertain which NCP to contact, please get in touch with the Horizon Europe Front Office for further assistance.

Additional Advisory Services

In addition to official NCPs, the EU Bureau of the BMBF also hosts other Contact Points (CPs). These offer advice on interdisciplinary topics and have similar tasks to those of the NCPs. The difference to NCPs is that CPs do not have counterparts at European level. CPs are organised alongside NCPs as part of the NCP Network. At the EU Bureau of the BMBF, the following Contact Points have been established: European Partnerships, Women into EU Research, COST - Initiative for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Europe, EU Synergies in Research and Innovation, Knowledge Transfer / IPR, Ethics.

The following CPs maintain English versions of their pages: