2019 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020 – The network of ‘Science with and for Society’ issue a list of SWAFS-relevant topics

Science with and for Society (SwafS) “Opportunities E-Book” for Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 

Topics include:  ICT, Heath Demographic change and Wellbeing, Blue Growth, Rural Renaissance, Migration, Governance for the Future, Digital Security, Climate Action, Green energy for growth, Food Security and Sustainable agriculture

See link  to e-book for full details:






H2020 Research Infrastructure Work Programme 2018-20 – Information Event 22 November

An Information Event about the RI Work Programme has been arranged for 22 November, 10.00-3.00 at Newcastle University.  The event will cover:

  • An overview of the 2018-2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme and calls (This will be a video playback from the event in London on 14 November where a European Commission speaker gave a presentation. There will hopefully be a live video link to Brussels for a question and answer session with the Commission).
  • How to put together a winning proposal – a recent success story
  • An overview of services offered by the UK Research Office
  • A presentation of the call timetable (by Katie Ward, UK National Contact Point)
  • Lunch and networking

Although attendance at the event is free, you will need to register here.

Details of the RI work plan can be found here (pdf document, use the pdf compressor), and a full list of call topics can be found here.




Horizon 2020 Webinar on 21st January 2016: Calls for Low Carbon Energy

In preparation for the Horizon 2020 Call deadline (16th February 2016 ) for some Low Carbon Energy topics, the EU Energy Focus Team and the Knowledge Transfer Network will deliver a seminar on 21st January 2016 from 11am until 12 noon. The webinar will focus on how to address the evaluation criteria effectively and will include examples of evaluator feedback from the previous Call for Proposals.

To register for the webinar and view the list of topics, please click here.



UK Events to support H2020 ICT & FET Work Plans 2016-17

Between October and December 2015,  a series of ICT-themed events focusing on the new LEIT-ICT WP 2016-2017 will be held in the UK as detailed below.

In addition, a Future and Emerging Technologies Workshop in November will cover the upcoming funding opportunities of the new Work Plan 2016-2017.

The following events are organised by the KTN in collaboration with the NCP in ICT-FET. All events are free but registration is required.

  • H2020 Photonics Info Day:  London [Ambassadors Hotel] 27 October 2015   Further information and registration here.
  • H2020 ‘Smart Systems’ and ICT for Factories of the Future: London [Ambassadors Hotel] 5 November 2015 Further information and registration here.
  • H2020 Cloud Computing and Software Technologies London [Inmarsat Conference Centre] 20 November 2015  Further information and registration here.
  • H2020 Robotics and Autonomous Systems – Networking Event  London [Mary Ward House Conference and Exhibition Centre] 1 December 2015 Further information and registration here.
  • H2020 Big Data Topics 2016 – Brokerage Event  London [ICO Conference Centre] 8 December 2015 Further information and registration here
  • FET Workshop 2015  London [BIS Conference Centre] 24 November 2015 Further information and registration here Note: limited places so booking is essential. 




Registration now open – ‘’Trust – Research Co-creating Future Societies’’ Conference and Societal Challenge 6 Information Day…

on 29th and 30th October 2015 in Brussels. The event is being organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and Net4Society, a network of Societal Challenge 6 national contacts points.

This conference will discuss the 2050 perspective of Europe in a Changing World. Information on funding opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities under the 2016-17 Work Programme will also be presented.

For the agenda and registration details click here


EU and China launch new Co-Funding Mechanism for research and innovation

The recent “Joint Conference in Promoting Excellence through Enhanced EU-China Researcher’s Mobility and Cooperation”, promoted a new co-funding mechanism for research and innovation.The co-funding mechanism is established by the Ministry of Science and Technology on the Chinese side and the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation on the EU side with funding resources on each side.


During the period from 2016-2020, the European Commission expects to continue spending over €100 million per year in Horizon 2020 on the Europe-based partners of joint projects with China, with China matching resources to approximately 200 million RMB per year for China-based partners.

The CFM aims to support joint research and innovation activities on strategic topics such as:

  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Green transport (including aviation)
  • Sustainable urbanisation
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Mobility of young researchers


To read the joint statement in full and for further details, click here.




H2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week 24-26 November 2015

 Societal Challenge 2: ‘Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy

Information Week events open to all participants will take place between 24 and 26 November 2015. The programme includes:

24 November: Workshop on the multi-actor approach to projects and thematic networks

25 November: Information day on the 2016-17 Work Programme

26 November: Brokerage event by BIOHORIZON

Further details can be accessed here.


H2020 Coordinators Day – 13th October 2014 in Brussels

The purpose of the event is to explain to coordinators of proposals the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements.

Venue: Charlemagne building in  Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. 

Registration and the agenda can be found here.

The hyperlink to the live stream will be made available on the website a few days before the event.

Should you have any questions, please contact Manuel Romaris (e-mail: manuel.romaris@ec.europa.eu)