Horizon Europe Cluster 5: Climate, Energy, Mobility

Structure of the Cluster 5 Programme

The 2021-22 Work Programme of Cluster 5 is built around six central destinations:

  • Destination 1: Climate sciences and responses  (call ID: D1)
  • Destination 2: Cross-sectoral solutions for the climate transition  (call ID: D2)        
  • Destination 3: Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply (2021-2024)  (call ID: D3)
  • Destination 4: Efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use  (call ID: D4)
  • Destination 5: Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes  (call ID: D5)
  • Destination 6: Safe, Resilient Transport and Smart Mobility services for passengers and goods   (call ID: D6)

Under each destination, specific topics are released as different project types.

You can find a more detailed overview of the opportunities and goals in Cluster 5 here.

European Partnerships related to Cluster 5

Furthermore, European Partnerships between private and/or public entities will be formed to address some of Europe's most pressing challenges and to contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities. The following are the candidate partnerships in the area of climate, energy,  and mobility:

  • Transforming Europe's rail system
  • Integrated Air Traffic Management
  • Clean Aviation
  • Clean Hydrogen
  • People-centric sustainable built environment
  • Towards zero-emission road transport
  • Connected and Automated Driving
  • Zero-emission waterborne transport
  • Industrial Battery Value Chain
  • Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future
  • Clean Energy Transition

More information regarding the candidate partnerships can be found here.

Underlying ambitions and policies

The main objectives of this cluster is to fight climate change by achieving climate neutrality in Europe before 2050, entailing the decarbonisation of the energy and transport  sectors by 2050 at the latest (as well as that of other sectors not covered by this cluster), while boosting their competitiveness, resilience and utility for citizens and society. Both sectors represent an important share of GDP and  jobs  in  Europe and  the  transformation  of  these  sectors  offers  tremendous  business opportunities  on  a  global  scale,  and  that  the  services  of  both  sectors  represent  major cost factors  for  businesses  and  households  alike. 

Actions  of this work programme will support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal, the European Economic Recovery Plan and other EU priorities in the areas of climate, energy, and mobility.

Furthermore the actions will contribute to multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the most direct impact on SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 13 (Climate Action).

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  • General questions about the call modalities
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  • Strategic networking and partner scouting
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