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Assessing and strengthening the complementarity between new technologies and human skills

This call seeks to deepened understanding on the potential and impact of new technologies  to substitute or complement human skills and in performing job tasks.


Publication date
3 August 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
7 February 2024, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




Projects should contribute to deepening the understanding of the impact of new technologies on human skills and jobs, and explore complementarities and synergies.

Activities/actions supported

Examples of research activities carried out under this topic include the development of criteria to assess the complementarity of specific new technologies with human skills and vice versa. This could include an analysis of specific applications of new technologies (such as artificial intelligence technologies and robotics), possibly with a sectoral or occupational focus. It could also include the development of policy recommendations to support technologies and skills/training courses that are conducive to a digital transition that creates more good jobs. Clustering and cooperation with other selected projects under this call and other relevant projects are strongly encouraged.

Anticipated outcomes

Projects should contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Deepened our understanding on the potential and impact of new technologies such as artificial intelligence technologies and robotics to substitute or complement human skills and in performing job tasks.
  • Development and deployment of technologies that complement and enhance human skills, and development of the corresponding skills in the workforce.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding




Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.


Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following:

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.



Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info