The European Commission has adopted the amendment to the Work Programme 2021-2022 increasing its budget by nearly 562 million Eur. The budget for the years 2021 and 2022 now reaches a total of almost 16 billion Eur. The increased budget is aimed at support the EU Missions and actions to boost European innovation ecosystem.
The amendment also includes the official launch of the MSCA4Ukraine scheme, which is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The new scheme aims to support researchers from Ukraine to continue their work in academic and non-academic organizations in Europe. The scheme also intends to make it easier for researchers to re-establish themselves in Ukraine in order to rebuild the country's research and innovation capacity. Furthermore, the amendment states that legal entities established in Russia, Belarus or in non-government-controlled territories of Ukraine will not be eligible to participate in any actions of Horizon Europe.
The first round of the upcoming calls will open on 12 May 2022 and the second will open on 24 May 2022.
You can find more information in the press release of the European Commission.