National Contact Points (NCPs): provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. NCPs are established in all European Member States and Associated Countries and in many non-EU and non-associated countries.


NCP Services: as the NCPs are national structures, the type and level of service offered may differ from country to country. In general, the following basic services are available:

  • Guidance on choosing relevant Horizon 2020 topics and types of action
  • Advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues
  • Training and assistance on proposal writing
  • Distribution of documentation (forms, guidelines, manuals etc.)
  • Assistance in partner search