European Green Deal call
The European Commission has opened a public consultation to shape a new call for proposals for Horizon 2020 that will aim to strengthen research and innovation related to the European Green Deal. The consultation will be open until June 3.
The Green Deal call, scheduled to be published in mid-September and reach a budget of € 1.000 Million, will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.
Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.
This is why the call will support:
pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
social and value chain innovation
In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.
How is the call structured?
The Green Deal call is composed of 11 areas: eight thematic areas and three horizontal areas (strengthening knowledge; empowering citizens; and international cooperation). You can help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each area:
3 June 2020: Deadline for giving your online feedback for the call
mid-September 2020: Formal adoption of Green Deal call as amendment to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-20
mid-September 2020. Publication and opening of the call
22-24 September 2020: Opportunity to find potential project partners at the EU R&I Days
end January 2021: Deadline for submitting project proposals