Facts and Figures on the Swiss Participation in the EU-Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation

(Last update: 30 August 2022)

The Swiss Parliament has mandated the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to submit regular reports on the Swiss participation in the European Union’s research and innovation framework programmes. This summary presents the main facts and figures on Switzerland's participation in the 8th framework programme (Horizon 2020) and in the Euratom Programme since 2014, sometimes in comparison with the 7th framework programme (FP7). These are updated statistics taken from the report entitled, ‘Swiss Participation in European Research Framework Programmes - Facts and Figures 2018’. The statistics are based on official data from the European Union as of 15 March 2022.

Reports on Swiss participation in previous EU-Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation can be found in the archive below.


Table 1. Number of Swiss participations, coordinations and contributions, in relation to overall participation

  FP7 & Euratom (2007-2013) (as at October 2019) Horizon 2020 & Euratom (2014-2020) (as at July 2015) Horizon 2020 & Euratom (2014-2020) (as at March 2018) Horizon 2020 & Euratom (2014-2020) (as at March 2022)
Swiss participations 3.2% (4382) 1.8% (318) 2.4% (1942) 2.8% (4944)
Contributions to Swiss participants 4.1% (2503 m CHF) 2.2% (172 m CHF) 3.5% (1141 m CHF) 4.0% (3048 m CHF)
Swiss coordinations 3.9% (997) 0.3% (15) 2.6% (422) 4.0% (1418)

Swiss participations and coordinations by type of institution

Swiss participations by programme area

Switzerland and Europe compared