Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the the EU’s new programme for research and innovation in Europe (http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm). With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion euro over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme yet, and one of the biggest publicly funded worldwide. It is a very large programme with diverse actions, themes, funding schemes, etc.

There are two major lines relating to Serious Games:

ICT 20 – 2015: Technologies for better human learning and teaching 

Specific Challenge: The development and integration of robust and fit-for-purpose digital  technologies for learning are crucial to boost the market for and innovation in educational technologies. 

ICT 21 – 2014: Advanced digital gaming/gamification technologies
Specific Challenge: Digital games and gamification mechanics applied in non-leisure contexts
is an important but scattered industry that can bring high pay-offs and lead to the emergence of a prospering market.

How will Horizon 2020 impact on Serious Game research?


None yet.