Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, creativity and inclusive society

Research and innovation to promote cultural diversity, creativity, social inclusion, and the preservation of cultural heritage.


This cluster aims to strengthen our shared democratic values, including rule of law and fundamental rights, safeguarding our cultural heritage, and promoting socio-economic transformations that contribute to inclusion and growth.

Activities in this cluster focus on challenges pertaining to democratic governance, cultural heritage and the creative economy, as well as social and economic transformations. Examples include research on:

  • ways to strengthen democratic values, such as the rule of law and fundamental rights
  • safeguarding and promoting cultural heritage
  • ways to support the cultural and creative industries
  • social and economic transformations, addressing challenges such as inequality, poverty, and unemployment.

Finding calls under Cluster 2

The full details of Cluster 2, including the Work Programme for 2023 to 2024, are available from the Cluster 2 homepage.

Cluster 2 homepage(external link) — European Commission

You can also browse the Cluster 2 topics, with text search and filtering, through the Funding and Funding and Tenders Portal.

Cluster 2 topics(external link) — European Commission

National Contact Points

Nancy November profileCluster 2 NCP – Nancy November

Andrew SporleMāori NCP – Andrew Sporle

  • Managing Director, iNZight Analytics; Deputy Director, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge; Associate Professor (Honorary) of Statistics, University of Auckland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • MaoriNCP@mbie.govt.nz

Isaac Holliss profileBrussels NCP – Isaac Holliss

  • Science and Innovation Counsellor, Europe New Zealand Mission to the European Union
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Email: nzncp@mbie.govt.nz
Last updated: 22 November 2023