Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s biggest research- and innovation program. The program has a budget of 80 million Euro and is managed by the European Commission. Consortia comprising researchers from at least three different EU-countries can apply for funding within the framework of specific calls.
Katharina Gangl was selected by the European Commission as an expert for the call “Reversing inequalities and promoting fairness”. She reviews research projects within the focus area „Fighting inequalities through policies against tax fraud and tax evasion“. In a multi-stage process, the research projects are evaluated by a group of experts. The final decision on the allocation of funds takes place in a three-day workshop at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.
The assessment of the projects is highly competitive and based on the criteria excellence, impact, and implementation – with excellence being of greatest relevance. Innovative and interdisciplinary projects which integrate stakeholders from business, politics and civil society have the highest chance to be funded. This year, approx. 37,5 million Euros will be allocated to eight projects.