With a budget of about € 32 billion, the societal challenges part of Horizon 2020 regroups major strategic research and innovation domains. This priority addresses social concerns and EU policy objectives, such as health, climate change, environmental issues, energy, or transport.
Horizon 2020 introduces an important shift known as the challenge-based approach: topics are more generic, defining desired outcomes more than required technologies or approaches. Programmes are truly multidisciplinary and intend to cover projects along the whole RDI lifecycle.
Work programmes will cover a two-year period, thereby allowing researchers and companies to plan their participation in calls for proposals further ahead.
This part of Horizon 2020 includes an array of different project types. The most common ones are projects focused on research, on innovation, or to allow networking in a wider sense.
Further project types include
Certain domains will be present in all the Work Programmes. These so-called cross-cutting issues are: innovation, spreading excellence and widening participation, information and communications technology (ICT), social sciences and humanities (SSH), gender, international cooperation,
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