Excellent Science Excellent Science is one of the 3 pillars of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It aims to strengthen fundamental research, extend the excellence of the EU’s science base and consolidate the European Research Area. The overall goal is to make the EU’s research and innovation system more competitive at the international level. The Excellent Science pillar includes 4 sub-programmes: The European Research Council (ERC) provides funding for talented and creative individual researchers and their teams who conduct fundamental research The Future and emerging technologies (FET) programme aims to turn Europe's excellent science base into a competitive advantage. It strives to initiate radically new lines of technology through collaborations between advanced multidisciplinary science and cutting-edge engineering Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions help individuals involved in research and innovation to develop new knowledge and skills. The programme provides research training and career opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility The Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) programme supports the development of world-class research infrastructures - facilities, scientific equipment, scientific data, etc - and stimulates the opening up of national and regional infrastructures of pan-European interest Calls and support To find relevant Horizon 2020 calls for project proposals, please consult the Calls for project proposals section. For specific information and advice on activities under Excellent Science, Luxembourg players can contact the National Contact Point.