Performance of Estonia in EU framework programmes for research and technological development

The following page gives an overview how Estonia has performed in framework programmes (mostly European Horizon) focusing on received financial contributions from the EU and success rates compared to EU countries.

The datasets are available: Framework programmes 2023

Please refer to the sources (including Estonian Research Council)!

3.1. European Commission financial contribution to Estonia (million euros) 20142023

Source: eCORDA, 02.04.2024.


3.2. Success rates in proposals by country in European Horizon (by the end of 2023)


The success rates are based on the ratio of all funded projects and project proposals (%) starting from the launch of European Horizon.

Source: eCORDA, 02.04.2024.

3.3. EU financial contributioon in retained proposals to applications in relation to GDP compared to EU27 average (by the end of 2023)


The the graph shows EU financial contribution to EU countries where each value is normalised to a value of 100% (where EU27=100%).

Sources: eCORDA, 02.04.2024 & Eurostat, 01.04.2024 (GDP from 2023). Calculations by Estonian Research Council.

3.4. EU financial contribution to all participations from Estonia from European Horizon by Thematic Priorities (by the end of 2023) (million euros)


Source: eCORDA, 02.04.2024.

3.5. European Commission contribution to top 20 Estonian participants in European Horizon (enterprises marked violet) 

Source: eCORDA, 02.04.2024.

Private for profit organisations (enterprises) have been highlighted purple.

Estonian Research Council (similarly to the Ministry of Econimic Affairs and Communication) participates at the framework programme projects in order to receive funding for different research projects  that in turn aplifiy the participation of framework programmes and increase international research cooperation (for example: organising public events/trainings/conferences for researchers, supporting international collaboration, participation from international networks, creating study programmes and materials, organising competitions). From 21 projects Estonian Research Council has participated or is continuously participating, 9 are projects directly supporting reserach cooperation (funding goes to researchers) and 12 are supporting the Estonian Research Council’s coordination activities, e.g. NCP projects and other projects supporting the organisation of international research cooperation.

Page last updated: 02.04.2024.


Kadri Raudvere
R&D Analyst
Tel +372 5698 1582