Cluster 2 - Horizon Europe

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society” focusses on challenges pertaining to democratic governance, cultural heritage and the creative economy, as well as social and economic transformations.

The Cluster aims to contribute to all policy priorities of the Commission, namely the new push to European democracy, an economy that works for people, the European Green Deal, making Europe fit for the digital age, promoting our European way of life and making Europe stronger in the world. It also addresses issues relevant to the twin Green and Digital transitions and the post-COVID 19 recovery. Future projects should deliver on the three intervention areas matching the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan (2021-2024):

  • Democracy and governance
  • Cultural heritage
  • Social and economic transformations

All topics under this Cluster are expected to mainstream Social Sciences and Humanities and to include a gender dimension.

Forthcoming deadlines

Call Budgets (EUR million) Budgets (EUR million) Deadline(s)
HORIZON-CL2-2021DEMOCRACY-0149.5007 Oct 2021
HORIZON-CL2-2022DEMOCRACY-01 81.00 20 Apr 2022
HORIZON-CL2-2022-HERITAGE-01 93.00 20 Apr 2022
90.00 20 Apr 2022

Useful resources

Dr Chiara Loda is the Cluster 2 National Contact Point based at the Irish Universities Association.

The Irish Research Council holds the national support roles for Cluster 2. The NCP service is carried out by the IUA under a partnership with the IRC, the national support agency for Horizon Europe Cluster 2 and joint NCP for ERC.