European Partnerships is a collective name for various collaborations between the European Commission, the Member States and associated countries, business and other stakeholders.
The purpose is to link national and regional initiatives with Horisont Europa, and to enable global collaborations. A partnership is based on a common strategic R & D agenda.
The partnerships were introduced (then as a partnership program) in the Sixth Framework Program and have gradually become an increasingly important part of Europe's research and innovation strategies. Since its introduction, Swedish research funders and other authorities have participated in a large number of partnership programs in most areas and disciplines. The business community has also entered into a partnership with the European Commission.
There are currently 49 proposals for Partnerships in Horizon Europe, including EIT KIC.
Read more about the European Partnership on the EU website