Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Summary

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Description

Horizon Europe promotes excellence and provide valuable support to leading researchers and innovators in advancing the systemic change needed to ensure a green, healthy and resilient Europe.

The programme promotes scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC) to enable top researchers to expand their knowledge to meet our economic and social challenges. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scholarships and Exchanges will help the best talent among young researchers to expand their knowledge and skills. Europe will benefit from the scientific advice, technical support and research of the Joint Research Center (JRC), the Commission’s Office for Science and Knowledge.

The programme will also support collaborative research on the social challenges facing Europe and strengthen technological and industrial capacity through clusters covering the full range of global challenges. At the same time, a number of European partnerships will encourage broad public and private sector involvement, covering critical areas such as energy, transport, biodiversity, health, food and cyclicality.

Horizon Europe will also encourage participation in research, reduce the research-innovation gap and strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) through a wide range of measures to support countries with low research-innovation performance, for example through the establishment of centres of excellence, the improvement of their skills and the facilitation of collaborative links.

In addition, the programme will introduce new features, such as the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the EU missions. The EIC, which is already running on a pilot phase, will receive a budget of over €10 billion to support emerging and revolutionary innovations from SMEs, start-ups and mid-cap companies and will complement the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

European missions will focus on ambitious, time-bound and achievable goals for solving common European challenges. The goals to be achieved by 2030 are the following:

  • saving 3 million lives from cancer,
  • 100 climate-neutral cities,
  • healthy oceans, seas and inland waters,
  • healthy soils and food,
  • areas resistant to climate change.

Particular attention will also be paid to coordinating activities funded through Horizon Europe with those supported by other EU programmes, such as InvestEU, Erasmus+, the funds under the EU cohesion policy umbrella, Digital Europe, the Connecting Europe Facility and the Recovery and Resilience Facility, to promote faster dissemination at national and regional level and to exploit the results of research and innovation. Importantly, for the first time in the history of the framework programme, regions can, on a voluntary basis, transfer part of their regional funding to Horizon Europe for use in research and innovation activities in their region.

Total Budget

€ 95,5 billion

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

From 20% to 100%.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Information Technology
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Other Services
  • Processing
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Rehabilitation of Architectural Heritage
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights
  • Space
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Urban Development
  • Water - Management of Water Resources

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • National Contact Points - NCPs
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation

Strovolos Avenue 123, 2042 Nicosia, Cyprus, P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22 205 000
Fax: +357 22 205 001
Email: support@research.org.cy

Website: https://www.research.org.cy/en/

EU Contact Point

https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation_en

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Regional nitrogen and phosphorus load reduction approach within safe ecological boundaries

    Opened

    Code: 12751 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The scope of the topic is to develop a regional/river basin approach. The topic is targeted to stakeholders from regions/river basins or clusters of regions/river basins: local agencies of environmental protection, local administrators, scientists and experts in environmental impacts models. A cluster may be formed by two or more regions/river basins, in the EU and Associated Countries, with very similar characteristics in terms of territorial conditions or being neighbouring regions/river basins.

  • Key oceanic and polar processes driving regional & global climate change

    Opened

    Code: 12747 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call aim to contribute to strengthening the ocean – climate nexus and our understanding of the ocean and polar regions, as an integral part of the Earth’s climate system. Also,  proposals aim to promote the science for understanding key processes that link the ocean to climate and people, allowing for a better understanding of the nature and magnitude of these processes, and the impact of human activity on them.

  • Demonstration network on climate-smart farming – linking pilot farms

    Opened

    Code: 12742 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The topic of this Call focuses on the commercial farms, which leds by sustainability-oriented farmers who are eager to pilot existing or new ready-for-practice techniques and demonstrate them to other farmers.

  • European Partnership Water Security for the Planet (Water4All)

    Opened

    Code: 12725 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Achieving good status of Europe’s surface waters and providing enough water for all, is not only important for the implementation of EU water related policies, it is also an essential element for achieving other EU related policies, such biodiversity, agriculture, climate and energy related policies. Water is also central to all components of the European Green Deal. There is, therefore, a need to produce science-based knowledge to support the European Green Deal and other EU policies by monitoring problems related to water and developing feasible technical and managerial solutions.

  • Improved understanding, observation and monitoring of water resources availability.

    Opened

    Code: 12720 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Freshwater resources are under increasing stress as a consequence of overuse and climate change with wide-ranging consequences for human societies and ecosystems. To reduce the vulnerability of ecosystems, society and water consuming economic sectors (agriculture, energy, industry) to climate change, it is necessary to enhance the knowledge on water resource availability and use, on future changes to climate and hydrological systems and on risks of extreme weather events.

  • Unlocking the potential of algae for a thriving European blue bioeconomy

    Opened

    Code: 12718 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call will support the development of algae-based greener aquatic industrial products/processes and/or environmental services sustaining the health of aquatic ecosystems for a healthy planet and people.

  • Mainstreaming inclusive small-scale bio-based solutions in European rural areas

    Opened

    Code: 12713 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    There are barriers to the adoption and implementation of research results and cooperation between research, advisory services, farmers, foresters and other actors in the supply chain is not adequately supported. Thus this Call focuses on the need of regional platforms for innovation support services in order to help European regions develop their bio-based economies and to increase awareness and knowledge about emerging opportunities as well as the environmental and socio-economic impacts relating to the valorisation of locally or regionally available biomass.

  • Environmental impacts and trade-offs of alternative fertilising products at global/local scale.

    Opened

    Code: 12708 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The scope of this topic is the assessment of environmental impacts and trade-offs of the production and application of a range of fertilising products derived from secondary raw materials which could replace nitrogen- and phosphorus-based fertilisers produced from conventional processes (including mining and fossil-based processes) in a life cycle perspective. Examples of alternative fertilising products within the scope include products made from secondary raw materials such as:

    • recycled nutrients from urban and industrial waste water and sewage sludge
    • organic fertilising products from bio-waste, from any biological residue
    • by-products from digestate and from treated manure.

  • International and EU sustainability certification schemes for bio-based systems

    Opened

    Code: 12706 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Activities under this topic should assess scope, potential and requirements of international and EU sustainability certification schemes and business-to-business labels applicable to biological resources including primary biomass resources and bio-waste and residues intended for bio-based industrial value-chains and to bio-based materials and products, also in complementarity with actions on bio-based innovation and market measures. Relevant initiatives in the field of assessment and certification of environmental sustainability arising from EU policies in the bioeconomy sectors should be taken into account. Traceability of biological resources and bio-based materials and products on a business-to-business level, at the EU and the global scale, should be part of certification, including aspects on primary and secondary biomass and bio-based intermediates in global trade flows and imports into the EU.

  • Environmental sustainability criteria for biological resources production and trade in bio-based systems: impacts and trade-offs

    Opened

    Code: 12703 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Assessment of environmental sustainability of biological resources production and trades in the bio-based systems is still a challenge. Indicators of such sustainability should build on dynamic perspectives at scales ranging, in space, from planetary to local ecosystems and, in time, from next decade to the end of century and beyond.

  • Optimisation of nutrient budget in agriculture

    Opened

    Code: 12700 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    There are substantial knowledge gaps regarding the measurement and understanding of the impacts of nutrients flow in different farming practices (conventional, agro-ecological and organic systems, specialised and mix farming systems) at various scales, from local to global, and the capacity to model those impacts.
    Therefore, proposals will support the limit and reduction of pollution due to the excess of nutrients and nutrient losses (especially nitrogen and phosphorus) in the environment, stemming from excess use in agriculture. It will contribute with new and enhance knowledge to the development of integrated nutrient management plan.

  • Promote Europe's availability, affordability, sustainability and security of supply of essential chemicals and materials (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12693 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Building on the experience gained from flexible production units it would be possible to equip base chemicals production containers with modular and standardised units capable to facilitate a swift shift in the final production outcome. The focus on the proposals under this topic should thus be the development of adaptable chemical plants with flexible outputs.

  • Establishing EU led international community on safe- and sustainable-by-design materials to support embedding sustainability criteria over the life cycle of products and processes (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12690 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The Call focuses on the development of a common understanding of the principles of sustainable-by-design when applied to materials, both products and processes. The challenge is to identify the key dimensions that need to be integrated in a product sustainability performance assessment and enhance a systems approach based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework. The transition to sustainable-by-design is a societal urgency. Thus it is important to establish an inclusive and self-sustained international gender balanced and inclusive network of experts and stakeholders in the materials community to enable multidisciplinary design processes, map skills mismatches and competence gaps, to enable transition towards an overarching framework in which sustainability is the essential entry point into markets. 

  • Identifying future availability of secondary raw materials (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12687 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    A successful transition to a climate-neutral, circular and digitised EU economy relies heavily on a secure supply of raw materials. In order to strengthen EU autonomy and reduce over-dependency, it is necessary to boost domestic sourcing, both for primary and secondary raw materials.

  • Building innovative value chains from raw materials to sustainable products (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12682 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Actions under this Call, should develop innovative, sustainable technology and business solutions finishing at the level of Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for new high value added and sustainable products with enhanced functional properties based on the EU produced raw materials. The focus is on raw materials necessary for the e-mobility and renewable energy ecosystems including battery raw materials; strategic sectors, such as aero-space and dual-use applications; or on critical raw materials, such as rare earths elements for highly performant permanent magnets.

  • Innovation for responsible EU sourcing of primary raw materials, the foundation of the Green Deal (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12679 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to:

    • improve knowledge base of EU and third country critical raw materials to identify new areas for exploration and resource estimation;
    • promote the utilisation of UNFC (United Nations Framework Classification for Resources) and UNRMS (United Nations Resource Management System) reporting standards in the raw materials sector;
    • accelerate development of EU domestic raw materials exploration projects integrating innovative technologies that can form the basis for new EU SMEs.

  • Building EU-Africa partnerships on sustainable raw materials value chains (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12677 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects aim to steer the development of strategic partnerships for EU-Africa industrial value chains’ integration, improving sustainability (especially environmental and social aspects) in the mining and metal recycling sectors in Africa, including its impacts on biodiversity. Additionallly, have the goal to contribute to eradicating illegal and ethically doubtful supply chains and activities, develop knowledge on raw materials potential in Africa that will facilitate investment and business decisions as well as educe EU vulnerabilities in raw materials sourcing.

  • Developing climate-neutral and circular raw materials (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12648 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

    • Scale up promising raw materials recycling from end-of-life products technologies and urban mines, including efficient sorting technologies for separation and recycling.
    • Develop demonstration pilot showing that raw materials can be produced in an innovative and sustainable way in order to make sure that research and innovation end up on the market.
    • Strengthen the competitiveness of the EU raw materials industries, minimizing environmental impacts and risks, maximise circularity or resources and gain the trust of EU citizens in the raw materials sector.

  • Ensuring circularity of composite materials (Processes4Planet Partnership) (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12645 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Composites are difficult to reuse or recycle as available technologies such as high-temperature pyrolysis, and grinding (to be used as filler material) are either not environment friendly or economically unattractive. Thus it is imperative that technologies are found to reuse and recycle these materials in a useful and sustainable manner. Furthermore, new solutions should also be envisaged to allow their recycling with very few or no need to separate them without a compromise to downcycling.

  • Laser-based technologies for green manufacturing (Photonics - Made in Europe Partnerships) (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12638 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Machine tools include various laser-based technologies such as milling, turning, grinding, laser processing, surface treatment, sintering, forming and additive manufacturing. Projects funded under this topic should integrate state-of-the-art high-power lasers and tailored beams together with quality sensors and real time monitoring systems into advanced manufacturing and re-manufacturing tools.

  • Zero-defect manufacturing towards zero-waste (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12636 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call must address the full production line or system, with an holistic approach, with the aim of reducing defects (e.g. rejected components or products) and manufacturing waste. The defect reduction and the overall quality control should be centred on such defects that reduce the yield, acceptance, or qualification of the final product, and enable a “first-time-right” production process.

  • AI enhanced robotics systems for smart manufacturing (AI, Data and Robotics - Made in Europe Partnerships) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12634 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    EU and Associated countries need to strengthen their capacity to manufacture and re-manufacture goods in a sustainable and competitive way to be ready to expand into new value chains. Projects should seize the opportunities arising from the latest state-of the art-developments in AI and robotics to deploy intelligent and autonomous systems for flexible production.

  • European Technological and Social Innovation Factory (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12632 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic concerns the generation of innovations that combine technological and social innovation and engage industry and society to serve the EU’s priorities. It will provide social innovators with financial and capacity building support to develop their ideas into concrete solutions enabling businesses to transform towards more resilience, sustainability and inclusion. It will also promote a new European culture of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

  • 'Innovate to transform' support for SME's sustainability transition (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12628 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Achieving European Green Deal objectives, and notably a climate neutral and resource efficient economy, requires the full mobilisation of SMEs. The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to companies redesigning their supply chains and facing a new industrial revolution, brought on by a new generation of advanced technologies, which are underpinning the potential for competitive sustainability of SMEs.

  • Re-opening industrial sites preparatory action – Promoting a sustainable strategy for Europe’s industrial future (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12626 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The objective of this coordination and support action is to analyse the industrial ecosystem of more than 20 regions in Europe and how they could be influenced by comprehensive industrial policies, innovation programs, private investments accompanied with modern regional administration policies and public investment in infrastructures, both digital and transportation. Focus is both, on the growth of the digital industries, and on the transformation of traditional industries and the creation of new business opportunities that could offer the potential for a long term value creation and for new jobs.

  • Innovation Radar, Tech Due Diligence and Venture Building for strategic digital technologies (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12622 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to achieve a scaling up of capabilities in matching EU-funded technology solutions developed by highly innovative sustainable and digital startups with access to finance and growth opportunities including, but not limited to, other European funding instruments, innovation procurement, investors and corporate innovation ventures. Also, they aim to deliver, through tech due diligence and venture-building approaches, a step change in the number of new ventures created and ventures’ ability to attract funding for sustainable and digital innovations developed in EU-funded R&I.

  • Biomaterials database for Health Applications (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12610 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call focuses on the creation of a database of biomaterials, providing detailed information on the chemical-physical, biological and toxicological properties accessible to wide variety of end-users, for e.g. researchers, companies and clinicians for the purposes of evaluating the biological and clinical usefulness also in the areas beyond their intended primary applications. Processing of data should be done in accordance with GDPR provisions.

  • Antimicrobial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Nanocoatings (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12606 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Inorganic nanomaterials have demonstrated enhanced anti-microbial and anti-viral activity. Research areas should address new antiviral and antibacterial nanocoatings for a range of applications addressing use on both surfaces of so-called high-traffic objects (e.g. door and window handles in public places, public transport, hospitals, public buildings, schools, elderly homes etc.) and/or coatings for textiles (e.g. protective clothing in food processing plants, laboratory coats, face masks, etc.).

  • Advanced materials for hydrogen storage (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12604 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to provide commercially attractive and safe new technologies for long-term storage and transport of hydrogen, to enable efficient and safe hydrogen short term storage for example for fuel tanks for automobiles, rail vehicles, ships, airplanes, or stationary storage, etc., eliminating pollution caused by fossil fuels and facilitating the greening of transport. Also, this Call has the goal to achieve elimination of economic dependence for EU’s energy needs. 

  • Safe- and sustainable-by-design metallic coatings and engineered surfaces (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12593 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Metal coatings are applied, to enhance performance characteristics, such as corrosion resistance, colour, attractive appearance, wear resistance, optical properties, electrical resistance, or thermal protection. Applications range from building & construction and consumer goods to catalytic materials, metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and fuel cells and proposals covering all above areas will be welcome.

  • Design and optimisation of energy flexible industrial processes (Processes4Planet Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12591 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    To support the change of energy supply, current processes, designed to run continuously at maximum capacity, have to be adapted. Besides, energy efficiency measures will help decreasing the overall process energy demand. To leverage the flexibility in process industries, digital process control systems that optimise the process while accounting for the value of flexibility need to be implemented. Digital tools need to be developed to attain the energy flexibility of the process, but also to exchange data with network operators and flexibility markets (through market operators, suppliers and/or aggregators), which will enable industries to provide flexibility services. Powerful digital twins based on suitable combinations of analytical models, physics-based AI or pure AI solutions need to be designed and applied. Moreover, the direct integration of renewable energy generation and the higher overall efficiencies will require further flexibility solutions in process industries.

  • Improvement of the yield of the iron and steel making (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12589 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to:

    • validate at industrial test scale technologies for impurity removal from scrap or the recovery of metal fractions contained in steel making process residues (that are today mainly landfilled) reaching high recycling rate of residues originated at the demo site up to 40% achieving a metal recovery efficiency up to 90% and a mineral recovery efficiency up to 80%;
    • increase the uptake of low-quality scrap grades into high quality steel grades;
    • replace the use of pre-consumer scrap grades with high quality clean scrap grades, as well as replace the use of solid pig iron produced by traditional BF process with post-consumer grades;
    • reduce the environmental impact by minimizing CO2 emission up to 20% both, directly by internal recycling of the metal fraction derived from residues, or indirectly by increasing the use of scrap as raw material in steelmaking production processes.

  • Hubs for Circularity European Community of Practice (ECoP) platform (Processes4Planet Partnership) (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12587 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Circularity is an essential part of the industry transformation towards climate-neutrality and long-term competitiveness. H4C are defined as first-of-a-kind, lighthouse demonstrator plants of commercial size implementing industrial symbiosis or urban industrial symbiosis with the aim of achieving a step change in circular utilization of resources and GHG emission reductions, within a given representative geographical area. The common target is to collectively achieve and demonstrate at scale a leap towards circularity and carbon neutrality in the use of resources (feedstock, energy and water) in a profitable way.

  • Automated tools for the valorisation of construction waste (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12585 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Reusing and recycling CDW in new constructions, the sector would come closer to the targets of becoming fully circular and climate neutral. Precise quantitative and qualitative waste estimation is crucial for waste management. This could be achieved by utilising digital technologies for instance Building Information Modelling (BIM), material and component tracing, dedicated apps for construction/de-construction and optimize site management. Such tools could provide data about material type and composition (e.g. whether there are hazardous materials that require special care) and quantities, and thus an estimation of the logistics needs, cost, etc. and make waste separation easier and faster, e.g. by combining with automated equipment and robots.

  • Sustainable Industry Commons (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12567 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call is working on the development of tools for industry to enhance efficiency and contributing to less waste and emissions while improving material/product/process quality all along the lifecycle of a product/service system. The developed tools have to be compliant with existing standards, and the proposals should contribute to development and/or creation of new ones.

  • Creation of an innovation community for solar fuels and chemicals (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 12565 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Creation of an innovation eco-system gathering the various elements necessary to accelerate the development in the area of introduction of solar fuels and chemicals. This will require a strict synergy of actions between all stakeholder components, from R&D to industry and society, in order to foster their introduction. In addition, the development of solar fuels and chemicals requires a full redesign of the current technologies and processes based on fossil fuels, and the technological gap is a main factor limiting their introduction.

  • Development of more energy efficient electrically heated catalytic reactors (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 12560 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

    • A breakthrough reduction in carbon footprint for a given reaction (CO2 emission reduction > 40%, demonstrated by LCA or similar studies);
    • Demonstrate a significant process intensification (a reactor size reduction of > 50% with respect to the state-of-the-art conventional approach) and industrial scalability;
    • Environmental and techno-economic feasibility of novel catalytic reactor technologies and catalyst materials demonstrated and validated at suitable scale against current industrial processes to produce the same products;
    • Integrated development methodology of catalysts and reactors for an optimized design up to pilot unit of novel catalytic reactors with significant carbon footprint reduction and allowing relevant process intensification, while maintaining cost competitiveness;
    • Advanced catalytic reactor concepts to operate in synergy with alternative energy resources like e.g. non-thermal plasma.

  • Safe- and sustainable-by-design polymeric materials (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12558 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The proposals, activities and approaches under this Call, should cover both – specific considerations for the plastics under study, as well as developing overarching best practices that spans broader sectors of safe- and sustainable-by-design plastics.

  • Paving the way to an increased share of recycled plastics in added value products (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 12556 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    To allow recycled plastics to be more promptly taken up as raw material for new products there is a need for reliable and standardised procedures to characterise, trace back origin and guarantee the safety of the recyclates.

  • Microbiomes for bio-based innovation and environmental applications

    Opened

    Code: 12544 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The scope includes developing the methods for molecular cartography, the quantitative determination of genes and metabolites and establishing the R&D resources (e.g. inventories, catalogues, “reference microbiomes”, databases etc.).
    Marine microbiomes are excluded from the scope, in order to avoid overlaps with the parallel topic. 

  • Contained biomass solutions for sustainable and zero-Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) production systems for high value applications

    Opened

    Code: 12535 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The innovative bioeconomy sectors need to diversify and deliver technological and industrial solutions based on available and sustainably sourced biomass. This calls for identifying, optimising, screening and monitoring of the growing conditions in suitable systems such as bioreactors, from where they need to be efficiently processed, extracted and converted into industrial outputs of interest. The scope covers innovative multi-scale bioreactor designs, and related innovations such as hydroponics systems and phenotyping platforms for increased sustainability of biomass production, and its efficient, pathogen-free processing and use.

  • Novel, non-plant biomass feedstocks for industrial applications

    Opened

    Code: 12532 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The innovative bioeconomy sectors need to diversify and to deliver technological and industrial solutions based on available and sustainably accessible biomass. The scope therefore covers the production of key bio-based products such as food and feed ingredients, including proteins, lipids and fibres, antioxidants and other substances with biological activities, and key bio-based materials or chemicals, in a resource-efficient approac. This calls for identifying and optimising sources as microorganisms, insects, fungi or mixotrophic algae, which requires defining certain growing conditions in suitable systems such as biofermentors, where they need to be efficiently processed, extracted and converted into industrial outputs of interest.

  • Increasing the circularity in textiles, plastics and/or electronics value chains

    Opened

    Code: 12521 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Projects under this Call aims to contribute to the increase of the deployment and market uptake of new technological solutions to waste management and recycling, and the measurement of recycled content. Also, it aims to the enhancement of diffusion and demonstrated benefits of advanced digital solutions in circular businesses, the emergence of new value chains using upcycled, recycled and/or biobased resources, the increase upcycling and recycling rates for the targeted material streams as well as the increase of resource efficiency along and across value chains, causing a measurable reduction in GHG emissions.

  • Innovative solutions to over-packaging and single-use plastics, and related microplastic pollution

    Opened

    Code: 12519 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to increase deployment and market uptake of innovative solutions, through better design, alternative materials, business models promoting reuse, deposit systems, smart labelling in support of and complying with the current relevant legal framework and, when scope would cover the food chain, the future EU framework for sustainability labelling, etc. Also, are aiming to increase reuse, recyclability and upcycling of packaging and single-use plastics, as well as to achieve the reduction in the over-packaging and single-use plastics in consumer goods, food packaging and humanitarian relief items, in packaging waste and single-use plastic waste etc.

  • Innovative solutions to over-packaging and single-use plastics, and related microplastic pollution

    Opened

    Code: 12503 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals aim to contribute to impacts related to consumers and industry, in particular to European industrial sustainability, competitiveness and resource independence by lowering the environmental footprint, enabling climate-neutrality and higher resource efficiency, through increased circularity and a resulting reduction in GHG and air pollution emissions.

  • Security research technologies driven by active civil society engagement: transdisciplinary methods for societal impact assessment and impact creation

    Opened

    Code: 12482 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Applied research derives its meaning, and therefore, its financial justification from its relevance to society, to society’s needs, to society’s values, to its aims, needs or ambitions. Applied research presupposes that a distinct societal need is identified and that a program of research is devised to provide the concrete knowledge required to meet that need as well as to better understand areas related to experience and requirements of technologies regarding vulnerable groups through universal design and common accessibility principles.

  • Innovative and customizable services for EOSC

    Opened

    Code: 12466 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The aim is to provide researchers with a set of highly innovative new services that would exploit, in a structural way, cloud-based EOSC technologies and European compute and data management capacities.

  • Deploying EOSC-Core components for FAIR

    Opened

    Code: 12463 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call enables the enforcement and implementation of the EOSC Persistent Identifier (PID) policy by developing tools, processes and additional infrastructure required to support use of PIDs to a maximal extent, for both the management and analysis of data, and also the publication, curation and tracking of research outputs. This should include a PID ‘meta resolver’ for EOSC or tools to support the alignment of PID infrastructure with the EOSC PID Policy. Proposals under this topic should also cover other research outputs, such as software, developing services based on open standards and common practices adopted by the different disciplines.

  • Supporting the development and coordination of activities of the EOSC Partnership

    Opened

    Code: 12460 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Proposals aim to support the development of an effective pan-European cooperation framework and a thriving EOSC ecosystem in which stakeholders from all parts of the European Research Area pull together in a strategic and coordinated manner to ensure the achievement of the EOSC Partnership objectives. Proposals should support the EOSC community at large by engaging and interacting with a large number of users and stakeholder communities, to monitor the uptake and (re)use of EOSC resources.

  • Supporting an EOSC-ready digitally skilled workforce

    Opened

    Code: 12451 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Development of new support material, curricula and learning pathways for researchers, data curators, and data stewards and new types of professionals. To ensure an efficient uptake and exploitation of data by Public Authorities (e.g. for evidence-based policy making), policy makers should also become skilled in data acquisition, management and analysis.

  • FAIR and open data sharing in support of cancer research

    Opened

    Code: 12449 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The overall objective of this topic is to accelerate research and innovation under this mission area through better access, management, interoperability and reuse of digital information, to be achieved by using and integrating EOSC resources ranging from EOSC federated infrastructures, services and data to guidelines, best practices, tools and metrics for the management of FAIR and open data. This should be achieved through cross-domain, strategic use cases of direct relevance to the mission areas and the European Partnerships supporting this mission area on cancer.

  • Enabling discovery and interoperability of federated research objects across scientific communities

    Opened

    Code: 12441 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call should align and support the development and implementation of common EOSC methodologies, open standards and frameworks to ensure wide uptake and coherent implementation of the FAIR principles, to support the FAIRness of the research digital objects made accessible through EOSC.

  • ERC ADVANCED GRANTS

    Closed

    Code: 12431 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 20/05/2021 | End submission calls: 31/08/2021

    ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

  • ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANTS

    Closed

    Code: 12428 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 11/03/2021 | End submission calls: 20/04/2021

    The ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or program. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

  • ERC Synergy Grants

    Opened

    Code: 12424 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 15/07/2021 | End submission calls: 10/11/2021

    The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone.

  • ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS1

    Opened

    Code: 12416 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 15/07/2021 | End submission calls: 14/10/2021

    ERC Proof of Concept grants are intended to facilitate the exploration of the commercial and social potential and economics of ERC-funded research and are therefore only available to lead researchers whose proposals are essentially based on ERC funding.

  • Ensuring reliability and trust in quality of Research Ethics expertise in the context of new/emerging technologies

    Opened

    Code: 12406 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The first objective should be to identify the main ethics challenges resulting from the most impactful new and emerging technologies, including the specific challenges arising from research activities involving those new technologies in collaboration with non-EU partners and outside the EU.

  • The challenges of research ethics and integrity in response to crisis: the coronavirus pandemic and beyond

    Opened

    Code: 12403 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The first priority is to analyse what characterises, from an ethics perspective, a crisis of a global, sudden and unexpected nature of the type of the Covid-19 pandemic, and isolate what are the related ethics and integrity challenges as regards the production, sharing and use of scientific knowledge and data in designing and implementing responses as well as in anticipating future global urgencies. The scope should also cover the ethics of the scientific work on public health measures, including those aiming at an increased preparedness.
    The objective of this Call is to cover emerging ethics issues related to new concepts likeimmunisation certification” that are at the centre of vivid debates involving fundamental values.

  • Policy coordination to advance the implementation of the ERA gender equality and inclusiveness objectives within Member States

    Opened

    Code: 12401 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to achieve the development of a consistent and sustainable coordination network of national representatives on gender equality and inclusiveness in support of the implementation of the ERA Communication policy objectives, leading to better coordination of Member States’ efforts.

  • Centre of excellence on inclusive gender equality in Research & Innovation

    Opened

    Code: 12399 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call aim to achιeve the advancement of knowledge, policy and practice on inclusive gender equality in research and innovation institutions across Europe, with an intersectional, geographically inclusive, and multi-sectorial approach. Additionally, this Call has the goal to reduce disparities across Member States and strengthen the European Research Area and its gender equality and inclusiveness objective.

  • Developing a STE(A)M roadmap for Science Education in Horizon Europe

    Opened

    Code: 12359 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    In order to increase the uptake in science careers, to feed the talent pipeline, a plan of action is needed to encourage more interest in STE(A)M for young and old alike, with a focus on also increasing female participation and deconstructing gender stereotypes.

  • Supporting and giving recognition to citizen science in the European Research Area

    Opened

    Code: 12357 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This action will launch two calls for proposals through financial support to third parties:

    Kick-starting: This will kick-start and provide support services to at least 100 citizen science activities that are at the conceptual or pilot stage and which show promise in terms of innovative theme or approach, collecting and analysing data, or generating other important benefits.

    Sustaining: This will support at least 25 on-going or recent citizen science activities to find ways to sustain their activities; these will have shown their worth in terms of innovative theme or approach, collecting and analysing data, generating other important benefits, or have particular potential to scale up across member states or the ERA.

  • A capacity-building and brokering network to make citizen science an integral part of the European Research Area

    Opened

    Code: 12350 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this call aim to strengthen the links and collaboration between citizen science initiatives and other research and innovation actors, increased capacity to conduct excellent research and innovation through citizen science, while maximising other potential benefits of citizen science, to link data infrastructures with the needs of citizen science, and improved data practices.

  • Protection of Higher Education Institutions and research organisations against conventional and non-conventional threats

    Opened

    Code: 12344 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Proposals under this Call aim to analyse possible threats and identify mitigation measures, to increase awareness of threats within higher education institutions and research organisations as well as to promote networking and optimising of infrastructure and resources to ensure adequate preparedness and prevention at European level.

  • Support to changes in the assessment of research and researchers to reward the practice of open science

    Opened

    Code: 12341 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this call aim to consolidate information on initiatives for reforming the assessment of research and researchers, taking better account of open science practice. Also, aim to connect existing initiatives at European level, facilitating mutual learning, and stimulating consensus building among the stakeholders.

  • Societal trust in science, research and innovation

    Opened

    Code: 12339 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call are aiming to contribute to the recommendations for policy makers, research funding and performing organisations, higher education institutions and other research and innovation actors for tackling societal mistrust in science, research and innovation as well as as to the recommendations for strengthening the co-creation of R&I contents by society, and for the spreading of good practices and evidence of their effects.

  • Capacity-building for institutional open access publishing across Europe

    Opened

    Code: 12337 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This action aims to support institutional publishing initiatives across Europe to improve the quality of their non-technological services to researchers, and to overcome fragmentation.

  • Global cooperation on FAIR data policy and practice

    Opened

    Code: 12335 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Projects under this Call, aim to strengthened international cooperation in order to increase and mainstream FAIRness of data and digital objects. Also, aim to contribute to the connection of disconnected initiatives on data management, data stewardship and FAIR data practices, across borders and disciplines, as enablers of open science, increasing also FAIR data sharing within and across scientific disciplines and innovation sectors.

  • Modelling and quantifying the impacts of open science practice

    Opened

    Code: 12332 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The mainstreaming of open science practice is driven by expected impacts:
    (i) on the research system
    (ii) on the innovation system
    (iii) on the interface between science and society

  • R&I intensive IP management: Scenarios for the future

    Opened

    Code: 12299 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic will look at ways to overcome the existing gaps researchers have to face when following unconventional discovery methods (e.g. artificial intelligence, computer inventions etc.).

  • Standardisation Booster for fostering exploitation of FP-funded research results

    Opened

    Code: 12297 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The Standardisation Booster will help these beneficiaries to engage with standardisation bodies and contribute to the preparation and elaboration of standardisation activities, such as participating in a focus group, setting up a new technical committee, drafting a technical specification or a technical report, participating in awareness events.

  • Implementation of a new macro-economic modelling concept

    Opened

    Code: 12294 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This action will implement a renovated macro-economic modelling concept to improve the treatment of R&I and R&I policies in macroeconomic models, by developing a modelling framework consistent with the most recent empirical evidence and the theoretical state of the art.

  • Towards a Europe-wide training and networking scheme for research managers

    Opened

    Code: 12292 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic aims at improving training and skills development of research management staff, to develop better research and innovation management capacity and guidance for researchers across the entire ERA, as well as pave the way towards institutional acknowledgement of the research management profession.

  • Support for policy makers – Programme level collaboration between national R&I programmes

    Opened

    Code: 12290 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The actions funded under this topic will coordinate national and regional R&I programmes by pooling national resources and contributing to the alignment of national research and innovation policies.

  • Twinning Western Balkans Special

    Opened

    Code: 12286 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 05/10/2021

    The purpose of the special Twinning call is to raise the bar for excellence of all R&I actors in these countries. This special Twinning aims to enhance networking activities between the research institutions of the Western Balkan countries and leading counterparts at EU level. It links the coordinator located in a Western Balkan country with at least two leading research institutions from two different Member States or Associated Countries in the role of the advanced partners. Therefore, it builds on the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice between research institutions and partners.

  • Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) for Research and Education Networks

    Opened

    Code: 12282 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The objective of this Call is to provide faster, resilient, agile and secure connectivity services for enabling scientists, researchers and students to access near real-time applications that support development of solutions and evidence-based decision-making for society and a worldwide effective collaboration of virtual research communities. The aim is to provide connectivity in the European Research Area (ERA) in multiples of 100 Gbps, paving the way for Terabit connectivity in certain areas where higher bandwidth is required for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaboration amongst the researchers and scientists across Europe and beyond.

  • Interdisciplinary digital twins for modelling and simulating complex phenomena at the service of research infrastructure communities

    Opened

    Code: 12278 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Actions should develop digital twins that provide advanced modelling, simulation and prediction capabilities to RIs and their research communities through a convergent use of advanced digital technologies such as high performance computing, software, AI methods and big data analytics.

  • Research infrastructures services advancing frontier knowledge

    Opened

    Code: 12267 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic aims at providing trans-national access and/or virtual access to integrated and customised RI services for curiosity-driven research in wide scientific domains, offered by a wide range of complementary and interdisciplinary top level research infrastructures. Such scientific domains are identified on the basis of a Multi-Annual Priority Setting (MAPS) exercise aiming at achieving a balanced coverage of scientific disciplines addressed under the INFRASERV destination, ongoing grants offering access provision. Within identified domains, emerging areas of research can also be served. The MAPS follows the taxonomy used in the ESFRI Roadmap.

  • Enabling research infrastructure services for better use of imaging data to address challenges in thematic research areas

    Opened

    Code: 12264 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call aims to improve acquisition, quality, interoperability and analysis of imaging data from different disciplines (e.g.: health & food, climate and environmental research, digital transformation) as well as to promote the wider use of image analysis services based on AI in different scientific areas.

  • Research infrastructures services for sustainable and inclusive Global Value Chain and Europe recovery from socio-economic crises

    Opened

    Code: 12262 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call has a goal of establishing scientific evidence for developing the European Recovery Plan and the design of European policies for trade, production, employment and investments in relation to Global Value Chain. Also, aims of strengthening EU position on the global market.

  • Research infrastructures services enabling the development of materials for a circular economy

    Opened

    Code: 12260 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call aims to enhance and increase society’s long-term and consistent problem-solving capacity and evidence-based policy making in areas of sustainable materials and green transition, through the provision of innovative, customised and efficient RI services. Also, it aims to achieve the development of a world-class European research and technology ecosystem underpinning the development of materials and materials processing and the related value chains in order to cross-fertilisation and a wider sharing of knowledge and technologies across the various disciplines that contribute to materials for a circular economy.

  • Research infrastructures services for responding to climate-related risks on the environment

    Opened

    Code: 12257 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call aims to enhance and increase society’s long-term and consistent problem-solving capacity and evidence-based policy making in areas of climate-related risks, risk management, health and green transition, including a better understanding of socio economic implications, through the provision of innovative, customised and efficient RI services. Also it aims to achieve harmonisation of data policies and management of IPRs.

  • Research infrastructures services for a sustainable and resilient agriculture and agro-ecological transitions

    Opened

    Code: 12253 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Ερευνητικές Υποδομές (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic aims at integrating and providing trans-national and/or virtual access to a complementary and interdisciplinary research infrastructures services to support R&I in view of achieving a sustainable and resilient agriculture and support agro-ecological transitions, in line with the One-Health approach.

  • Research infrastructures services to support research addressing cancer

    Opened

    Code: 12244 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Proposals under this topic aim at integrating at EU level and providing access to a wide and inclusive portfolio of complementary research infrastructure services, including data services, and customised workflows supporting R&I projects along the development pipeline from discovery research to personalised treatment of cancer.

  • Support to the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG)

    Opened

    Code: 12238 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) brings together representatives from policy makers, funding bodies and the scientific community from the Member States and Associated Countries to provide advice on policy-making towards inclusive, federated, user-driven and resilient e-Infrastructures and connected services.

  • Support to National Contact Points (NCPs) for Research Infrastructures

    Opened

    Code: 12236 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Proposals should aim to facilitate trans-national co-operation between National Contact Points (NCPs) with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants.

  • Transition to digital/remote research infrastructure service provision: lessons learnt, needs and best practices

    Opened

    Code: 12229 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The provision of digital and remote research infrastructure services has proved its effectiveness during the COVID-19 emergency/lockdown. Such an approach would also contribute to a sustainable and effective ecosystem of research infrastructures, and, more in general, to a more sustainable society.

  • Strengthen the bilateral cooperation on research infrastructures with Africa: improving the knowledge base on climate change in Africa

    Opened

    Code: 12227 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic aims at fostering EU-Africa cooperation to enhance climate (including Green House Gas and Short Lived Climate Forcers – GHG and SLCF) observation capacity across Africa. EU-Africa cooperation in the field of GHG observation will also include sharing of good practices and experiences to facilitate the development of a strategic approach for structuring R&I capacities at pan-African level.

  • Support to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

    Opened

    Code: 12215 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) brings together policy makers, funding bodies and the scientific community to identify joint investment priorities for pan-European research infrastructures as well as foster their implementation, sustainability and impact. A comprehensive and efficient support structure is essential for the effective execution of ESFRI tasks and activities.

  • Inside and outside: educational innovation with nature-based solutions

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    Code: 12205 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will contribute to the EU’s goal of leading just digital, economic and ecological transitions that will leave no one behind, supporting in particular European Green Deal priorities such as the biodiversity strategy for 2030. It will support the empowerment of rural, coastal and urban communities to act for change and to contribute to the Green Deal objectives through education and upgraded skills regarding the design, implementation and benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS).

  • Integrated urban food system policies – how cities and towns can transform food systems for co-benefits

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    Code: 12203 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals this Call aim to support the development of policies, business models and market conditions contributing to the sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of urban and peri-urban areas and to the empowerment and resilience of their communities, who can access, afford and choose healthier, nutritious and environmental-friendly food.

  • Socio-economic empowerment of the users of the sea

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    Code: 12201 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, aims to contribute in fostering a sustainable, balanced and inclusive coastal development, supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal, incorporating a better understanding of the environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, cultural and demographic drivers of change. Conducted research activities and innovative results will empower people to act for change through education and upgraded skills, leading to positive long-term prospects, including jobs, for all including women, young people and vulnerable groups. Τhe proposal will ensure inclusion of tourism, recreational and leisure activity development in coastal areas to respect long-term environmental carrying capacity, and social goals.

  • Smart XG, last-mile and edge solutions for remote farming, forestry and rural areas

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    Code: 12193 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this project aim to contribute to:

    • fostering a sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas thanks to the deployment of digital, nature-based, social and community-led innovations;
    • empowering people to act for change and get prepared to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, adapt to climate change;
    • turn digital and ecological transitions into increased resilience;
    • equipping rural communities with innovative and smarter solutions that increase access to services, opportunities and adequate innovation ecosystems.

  • Expertise and training centre on rural innovation

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    Code: 12191 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this project, will contribute to fostering a sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas, supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal. It will do so by accelerating the deployment of digital, nature-based, social and community-led innovations in rural areas through capacity building and enhanced knowledge exchange, leading to rural communities that will be better equipped with innovative and smarter solutions that increase access to services, opportunities and adequate innovation ecosystems.

  • Grasping rural diversity and strengthening evidence for tailored policies enhancing the contribution of rural communities to ecological, digital and social transitions

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    Code: 12188 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call,  will contribute to fostering a sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas, supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal. It will do so by improving the understanding of the environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, cultural and demographic drivers of change in rural areas. Stronger evidence on which to build their strategies and initiatives will empower rural people to act for change and get prepared to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, adapt to climate change, and turn digital and ecological transitions into increased resilience, good health and positive long-term prospects, including jobs, for all including women, young people and vulnerable groups.

  • Deepening the functioning of innovation support

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    Code: 12178 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Projects under this Call, aim to develop sound, coherent and well-prepared innovation generation and support methods, which enable individual grassroots innovative ideas to come to fruition. It should help project coordinators to find methods to use the complementary knowledge of partners to develop ready-to-use solutions. Member States’ authorities and actors of the agricultural knowledge and innovation system (AKIS) need insights and tools to improve the interaction, connections and drafting skills for preparation of innovation project proposals.

  • Improving national AKIS organisation in a co-creative process across the EU

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    Code: 12168 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, aims to develop sound AKIS governance in Member States. Member States’ authorities and AKIS actors need insights and tools to advance knowledge exchange, build capacities. Innovative governance solutions should accelerate the transition to a more sustainable management and use of natural resources in farming and forestry. This will lead to better informed and engaged stakeholders and users of innovative project results thanks to effective AKIS and related platforms.

  • Supporting knowledge exchange between all AKIS actors in the Member States by means of an EU-wide interactive knowledge reservoir

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    Code: 12162 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Projects under this Call, aims to multiply use practice-oriented knowledge, to build capacities as well as to and demonstrate innovative solutions to accelerate the transition to a sustainable management and use of natural resources in farming and forestry. This will lead to more informed and engaged stakeholders and users of project results including primary producers and consumers thanks to effective platforms such as Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS).

  • Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders by means of thematic networks, compiling and sharing knowledge ready for practice

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    Code: 12156 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposal will focus on knowledge sharing in a language that is easy to understand and is targeted to farmers and foresters. 

  • Assessing the impacts of digital technologies in agriculture – cost, benefits and potential for sustainability gains

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    Code: 12153 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support the development of capacities for assessing and demonstrating environmental and socio-economic effects of digital technologies in agriculture. They will contribute to the enhancement of the sustainability performance and competitiveness in agriculture through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers through research and innovation in the field of the assessment of impacts of digital technologies in agriculture.

  • Potential of drones as multi-purpose vehicle – risks and added values

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    Code: 12151 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    There is an increasing use of drones in the EU for sectoral and social purposes. Proposals under this call will support the effective development of drones. Will contribute:
    (a) enhancing sustainability performance and competitiveness in agriculture, forestry and rural areas through the further development of digital and data technologies as key capabilities; and
    (b) the development of innovative governance models that enable sustainability and resilience, in particular to achieve better informed decision-making processes through drone research and innovation.

  • Data economy in the field of agriculture – effects of data sharing and big data

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    Code: 12013 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic aims to contribute
    a) to the enhancement of the sustainability performance and competitiveness in agriculture through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers;
    b) to the development of innovative governance models enabling sustainability and resilience notably to achieve better informed decision-making processes through research and innovation related to data economy in agriculture.

  • Development of the markets and use of digital technologies and infrastructure in agriculture – state of play and foresight: digital and data technologies for the agricultural sector in a fast changing regulatory, trade and technical environment

    Opened

    Code: 12011 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support the capacities to understand and develop the markets and use of digital technologies in agriculture. They will contribute:
    • to the enhancement of the sustainability performance and competitiveness in agriculture through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers;
    • to the development of innovative governance models enabling sustainability and resilience notably to achieve better informed decision-making processes, and innovation through research in the field of digital technologies and infrastructure in agriculture.

  • Mapping and improving the data economy for food systems

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    Code: 12008 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This action will enhance the sustainability performance and competitiveness in the domains covered by Cluster 6 through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers. It will help to achieve better informed decision-making processes, social engagement, governance and innovation. It will help deliver solutions to advance the European Green Deal priorities, the EU’s Climate ambition for 2030 and 2050 and the farm to fork strategy for a fair healthy and environmentally friendly food system. In particular, it will contribute to improving the data economy for food systems.

  • Common European Green Deal data space to provide more accessible and exploitable environmental observation data in support of the European Green Deal priority actions

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    Code: 12005 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Successful proposals are expected to contribute towards unleashing the potential of, environmental, biodiversity and climate data through dedicated European data spaces.

  • Tools to support the uptake and accessibility/exploitability of environmental observation information at European and global level

    Opened

    Code: 12002 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    A successful proposal will enhance access and usability of environmental observation information and promote pre-operational European services through global infrastructures in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European strategy for data and the European digital strategy, thus deploying and adding value to environmental observations and contributing to a strengthened Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

  • Preparing for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) for end-user services based on environmental observation in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation

    Opened

    Code: 11997 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals should lead to the establishment of a critical mass of public and/or private procurers in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation, to overcome the fragmentation of demand for solutions and services and to lead to a more rapid market uptake of such solutions and their early deployment.

  • User-oriented solutions building on environmental observation to monitor critical ecosystems and biodiversity loss and vulnerability in the European Union

    Opened

    Code: 11992 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The projects are expected to further the harmonisation, mobilisation, and uptake of monitoring and environmental data to better characterise and understand the natural and anthropogenic pressures on biodiversity, the extent of the destruction of natural biological resources and its connection with ecosystem conditions within safe planetary boundaries. There is a need for knowledge of both better quantified and more precisely characterised changes in biodiversity and related ecosystem services (in coastal, marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems), and of ecosystem status and quantified impacts of the main direct drivers of changes (i.e. land and sea use changes, pollutions, climate change, invasive alien species and exploitation of natural resources) on European natural capital.

  • Modelling land use and land management in the context of climate change

    Opened

    Code: 11989 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Land use and management has a key role to play in Europe in terms of boosting carbon storage, producing biomass for the bioeconomy, reducing urban sprawl etc. To ensure the sustainable management of land resources in the long term there is a need for an integrated framework that addresses society’s objectives appropriately by understanding the trade-offs between uses and by incentivising actions / behaviours / investments contributing to desirable targets. There are substantial knowledge gaps regarding, the understanding of the impacts of farming / forestry practices at various scales, from local to global, and the capacity to model these impacts (economic and environmental). Work should include the analysis of land use dynamics and trends between arable land, permanent grassland, land abandonment / marginal lands, forest areas, for which quantifications and an identification of drivers and impacts should be done in an integrated manner.

  • EU agriculture within a safe and just operating space and planetary boundaries

    Opened

    Code: 11972 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Successful proposals will set out a credible pathway to contributing to innovative governance and sound decision making in policy for the transition of European agriculture required by the European Green Deal. In order to enable the transition to sustainable agriculture, it is crucial to establish the necessary policy framework and related monitoring and evaluation activities. This implies the development of appropriate tools for measurement and monitoring of socio-economic and biophysical data in order to model and project scenarios and derive the necessary targets, trajectories and relevant policy measures and the development of relevant analysis.

  • Education on the bioeconomy including bio-based sectors for young people in primary and secondary education in Europe

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    Code: 11969 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic should focus on the bioeconomy in general but with a specific focus on circular bio-based sectors and their potential, to prepare citizens for a future that should assume a sustainable and circular lifestyle (in terms of consumption, recycling, etc.) and to inspire young people to pursue education in life science, technology and bioeconomy related areas.

  • Raising awareness of circular and sustainable bioeconomy in support of Member States to develop bioeconomy strategies and/or action plans

    Opened

    Code: 11967 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic should support Member States to develop strategies and/or action plans by improving knowledge and raising awareness of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy, its challenges and opportunities as well as experiences made elsewhere. Moreover, it should help to bring together national stakeholders in deploying and fostering the bioeconomy related research and innovation developments by engaging local stakeholders into the participation in macro-regional and European thematic networks and into building the common European Research Area.

  • Revitalisation of European local communities with innovative bio-based business models and social innovation

    Opened

    Code: 11961 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The action advances the role and impact of bio-based innovation to accelerate the transition from a linear fossil-based economy, which leads to overuse and depletion of natural resources, into a resource-efficient and circular bio-based systems operating safely within planetary boundaries.

  • Improving understanding of and engagement in bio-based systems with training and skills development

    Opened

    Code: 11949 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This action should support the implementation of sustainable bio-based value chains, in the regional settings, by developing guidelines and creating feedback loops to the respective policy makers.

  • Regional governance models in the bioeconomy

    Opened

    Code: 11943 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This action should support the implementation of sustainable bio-based value chains, in regional settings (toolbox of instruments including strategies, plans and programmes, including the social dimension).

  • Environmental and social cross-compliance of marine policies

    Opened

    Code: 11937 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals should focus on implementation research on environmental and social cross-compliance of a broad range of marine and maritime policies to detect inconsistencies between different policies, legislation and regulations as barriers for the Green Deal and its strategies (EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, Climate Adaptation Strategy, the zero pollution ambition) in the marine domain.

  • Fostering strategic advice and synergies between national and EU research and innovation agendas, including SCAR foresight

    Opened

    Code: 11935 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The main focus of the successful proposal should be to support the work of the SCAR SWGs and CWGs (Collaborative Working Groups). This includes notably the organisation and facilitation of the activities, particularly meetings and workshops of SCAR SWGs, CWGs and potential ad hoc task forces, according to the initiatives taken by the Working Groups themselves.

  • Strengthening bioeconomy innovation and deployment across sectors and all governance levels

    Opened

    Code: 11881 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Innovation, the initiatives and structures that are part of it at EU, national, regional, and local level already contribute to the uptake and deployment of innovative solutions. However, more action is needed to: (1) address the fragmentation of this innovation ecosystem across food systems and bio based sectors, (2) to create linkages between the different levels of governance and (3) to improve the interfacing between the research communities, the innovation communities, investors and citizens. Actions that address these areas of improvement across the bioeconomy are to be preferred because their crosscutting nature and trans-disciplinarity might be a further source of innovation and system transformation, and because they enable sharing of best practices across sectors and actors.

  • Preparatory action for the Horizon Europe Food System Partnership

    Opened

    Code: 11876 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support the establishment of innovative governance models, to establish the EU Horizon Europe Partnership entitled “Safe and sustainable food systems for people planet and climate, to underpin the needed transition to sustainable food systems, provide solutions to the farm to fork strategy by connecting national, regional and European research and innovation programmes and food systems actors, to deliver co-benefits for nutrition and health, climate and biodiversity, circularity and communities.

  • Furthering food systems science and federating researchers across the European Research Area

    Opened

    Code: 11872 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic should support and strengthen the science, and the science-policy interface relevant to food systems, in particular in relation to delivering on farm to fork and Green Deal policy priorities.

  • Mobilising the network of national contact points in Cluster 6

    Opened

    Code: 11861 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals should aim to facilitate trans-national co-operation between national contact points in the areas covered by Horizon Europe Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment’, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants, taking into account the diversity of actors that make up the constituency of this cluster. In addition, the action is expected to provide important feedback on issues relating to programme planning, design and evaluation. Close coordination and cooperation are key to achieve the objectives and impacts of the NCP networks.

  • Deepening the functioning of innovation support

    Opened

    Code: 11851 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will focus on how to discover innovative ideas and how to enable the relevant actors to work out these ideas in a co-creative way as from the very start of the making of the proposal. The expected outcome of this topic is to develop sound, coherent and well prepared innovation generation and support methods, which enable individual grassroots innovative ideas to come to fruition.

  • Developing EU advisory networks on consumer-producer chains

    Opened

    Code: 11849 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic focuses on the important role, advisors can play to exploit the potential of connecting consumers with producers through short supply chains, an upcoming issue in the more sustainable and diversified agriculture of the future.

  • Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI)’s circular systemic solutions

    Opened

    Code: 11813 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The topic will support the transition towards a sustainable, regenerative, inclusive and just circular economy at local and regional scale across regions of Europe. Proposals will form part of the demonstration projects for the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI). In the context of this topic, a circular systemic solution is defined as a demonstration project for deploying a circular and climate-neutral economy at urban and/or regional scale, involving key stakeholders and, ideally, addressing more than one economic sector.

  • EU-China international cooperation on integrated pest management in agriculture

    Opened

    Code: 11810 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will help to promote a global transition to sustainable food systems. They will therefore help to ensure sustainability of agri-food systems, catering for the needs of a growing population and support the development and implementation of integrated pest management practices. They will strengthen international cooperation with actors from China in the areas of integrated pest management.

  • One Health approach for Food Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

    Opened

    Code: 11806 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    There is a need to fill knowledge gap regarding interactions between human and animal and plant health and strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems to prevent the emergence and spread of pest and diseases with nature-based solutions. Proposals under this Call will provide a comprehensive and integrated response to current and future challenges benefiting people, nature and economic growth in Europe and in Africa.

  • Increasing the transparency of EU food systems to boost health, sustainability and safety of products, processes and diets

    Opened

    Code: 11802 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this project will support R&I which will upgrade transparency will provide multiple benefits relevant to improving food safety, fighting food fraud and addressing growing public concern in the EU as regards the climate, biodiversity and environmental impacts of food and diets in practice. 

  • Identification, assessment and management of existing and emerging food safety issues

    Opened

    Code: 11793 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support R&I on integrated approaches throughout the food system for detecting, assessing and mitigating relevant food safety risks. It will contribute to the transformation of food systems to deliver co-benefits for climate, environmental sustainability and circularity, dietary shift, sustainable healthy nutrition and safe food, food poverty reduction and empowerment of communities, and thriving businesses.

  • Transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour

    Opened

    Code: 11790 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The main objective of this topic is to understand better, and measure, factors influencing dietary behaviour. It also seeks to support the development of innovative, effective tools and strategies to facilitate the transition towards healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour and self-management of dietary habits.

  • Microbes for healthy and sustainable food and diets

    Opened

    Code: 11788 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call,  will support R&I to foster advances in research related to microorganisms for safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly food processing. This is along with contributing to the transformation of food systems to deliver co-benefits for climate, biodiversity, environmental sustainability and circularity, dietary shift, sustainable healthy nutrition and safe food, food poverty reduction and empowerment of communities, and thriving businesses.

  • Evidence-based decision-making to change social norms towards zero food waste

    Opened

    Code: 11769 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support R&I to prevent and reduce food loss and waste, contributing to the transformation of food systems to deliver co-benefits for climate (mitigation and adaptation), biodiversity, environmental sustainability and circularity, dietary shift, sustainable healthy nutrition and safe food, food poverty reduction and the empowerment of communities.

  • Filling knowledge gaps on the nutritional, safety, allergenicity and environmental assessment of alternative proteins and dietary shift

    Opened

    Code: 11765 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support R&I to promote the production, provision and safe consumption of alternative sources of protein, and dietary shifts towards sustainable healthy nutrition, contributing to the transformation of food systems to deliver co‑benefits for climate (mitigation and adaptation), biodiversity, environmental sustainability and circularity, sustainable healthy nutrition and safe food, food poverty reduction, empowerment of communities, and thriving businesses.

  • Digital transition supporting inspection and control for sustainable fisheries

    Opened

    Code: 11763 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) aims to ensure that fisheries are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable and provide a source of healthy food for EU citizens. Proposals under this project will support better fisheries management through data and technological development.

  • Sea to fork transparency and consumer engagement

    Opened

    Code: 11759 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call,  will support consumer engagement to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, inclusive, safe and healthy seafood consumption through innovative information strategies and tools.

  • Towards an EU approach to assess and internalise positive and negative externalities of food for incentivising sustainable choices

    Opened

    Code: 11755 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, should help to speed up the transition to sustainable, biodiversity-friendly, zero pollution, climate-neutral and resilient farming and food systems on land and at sea. They should do so by supporting the development and implementation of policies, business models and market conditions that better internalise the external costs and benefits of food, thereby make the most sustainable food the most available and affordable for consumers, while generating fair economic returns in the supply chain, in particular for primary producers and SMEs.

  • Uncovering lock-ins and levers to encourage farmers to move to and stay in sustainable, climate-neutral and biodiversity-friendly farming systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms

    Opened

    Code: 11739 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals should support the development of policies, business models and market conditions that enable sustainable, productive and climate-smart agricultural systems. The farming systems should provide consumers with healthy and sustainable food affordable for all, improving public health, minimising pressure on ecosystems, enhancing biodiversity, and generating fair economic returns for farmers.

  • Research & innovation roadmap for blockchain technologies in the agri-food sector

    Opened

    Code: 11719 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support increased traceability and transparency in food supply chains and support the implementation of sustainability schemes. They will contribute to the ambition of developing sustainable, productive and climate-neutral, biodiversity-friendly, and resilient farming systems providing consumers with affordable, safe, healthy and sustainable food, minimising pressure on ecosystems, improving public health and generating fair economic returns for farmers through the exploration and development potential of the use of blockchain in the agri-food sector.

  • Vaccines and diagnostics for priority animal diseases

    Opened

    Code: 11708 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support research and innovation (R&I) to help policy makers and economic operators reduce the burden of infectious animal diseases, thus contributing to a sustainable livestock industry and public health (food safety, zoonoses, anti-microbial resistance).

  • Animal welfare 2.0

    Opened

    Code: 11703 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The aim of this call is to support research and innovation (R&I) to help policy makers and other actors (e.g. economic operators) monitor and improve animal welfare in intensive and extensive systems, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture.

  • Tackling outbreaks of plant pests

    Opened

    Code: 11689 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will support research and innovation (R&I) to help the agricultural / forestry sectors to remain productive and contribute to sustainable agriculture and/or forest health.

  • European partnership rescuing biodiversity to safeguard life on Earth

    Closed

    Code: 11685 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 22/07/2021

    The European partnership on biodiversity ‘Rescuing biodiversity to safeguard life on Earth’ is one of the actions included in the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030. It should coordinate research programmes between EU and its Member States and associated countries and trigger combined action.

  • Digitalisation as an enabler of agroecological farming systems

    Opened

    Code: 11679 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to a fair, healthy and resilient European agriculture sector, in particular the goal of promoting agroecology, by improving understanding of the potential of digitalisation as an enabler of agroecology, a transformative, sustainable, healthy, resilient and inclusive approach to farming that can minimise farming pressure on ecosystems while generating fair economic returns for farmers. 

  • Developing sustainable and competitive land-based protein crop systems and value chains

    Opened

    Code: 11672 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to a fair, healthy and resilient EU agriculture sector, in particular the goal of fostering EU-grown plant proteins. Activities should support the transition to sustainable, productive, climate-neutral and resilient farming systems that minimise pressure on ecosystems, while ensuring fair economic returns for farmers and food consumption that is sustainable in terms of both health and the environment.

  • Reaching the farm to fork target: R&I scenarios for boosting organic farming and organic aquaculture in Europe

    Opened

    Code: 11670 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to fair, healthy, climate-resilient and climate- and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption, notably the target of at least 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030 and a significant increase in organic aquaculture, by evaluating the conditions and proposing scenarios relating to knowledge and innovation for reaching this target.

  • Impact and dependence of business on biodiversity

    Opened

    Code: 11662 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The topic aims to support the development of policies, business decisions and knowledge generation, to tackle the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, and accelerate biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in businesses and our society.

  • Support to processes triggered by IPBES and IPCC

    Opened

    Code: 11660 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call, will step up EU support to processes triggered by IPBES (Europe and Central Asia form one region for IPBES purposes) and IPCC (Climate Science and Responses) to achieve targeted impacts on biodiversity-relevant policies, and to integrate structured policy input into the research cycle. This action delivers targeted support to areas of specific interest for European research policy by using IPBES outputs. It also helps European researchers play their role in IPBES assessments, in particular those from southern, central and eastern European countries, and those from the Western Balkans, Central Asia, and from Africa, who remain underrepresented, due to a lack of capacity to participate in meetings, networking or science input at global level.

  • A mechanism for science to inform implementation, monitoring, review and ratcheting up of the new EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 ('Science Service')

    Opened

    Code: 11649 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Τhe aim of this topic is to give support for developing and implementing this EU biodiversity strategy for 2030and other EU policies by generating knowledge generation, guiding biodiversity governance and ecosystem monitoring, and implementing the EU Green Deal.

  • Understanding the impacts of and the opportunities offered by digital transformation, new emerging technologies and social innovation on biodiversity

    Opened

    Code: 11646 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Projects under this Call are expected to help identify a safe operating space, in which digitalisation and new emerging technologies generate no unsustainable rebound effects, but instead can be a vehicle for accelerating and amplifying the transition to a safe and just world for humankind whilst protecting, restoring and sustainably using biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Policy mixes, governance (including financing) and decision-making tools for transformative action on biodiversity

    Opened

    Code: 11642 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This Call aims to develop policy mixes, governance (including financing) and decision-making tools to achieve the necessary ecological, climate, economic and social transition for biodiversity are not yet widely available.

  • Biodiversity, water, food, energy, transport, climate and health nexus in the context of transformative change

    Opened

    Code: 11626 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Proposals should work on transformation actions into policy making and governance (including financing) both under and above the scope of socio-economic and environmental agendas. Ιt is necessary for research and innovation together with the community outside academia (business, government organisations etc.) to demonstrate what transformative change could actually mean and achieve for biodiversity. Also, there is a need for practical guidance to policy makers and society on the impacts of the necessary structural, ecological, social and economic transformations. 

  • Quantify impacts of the trade in raw and processed biomass on ecosystems, for offering new leverage points for biodiversity conservation, along supply chains, to reduce leakage effects

    Opened

    Code: 11622 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Α successful proposal will develop knowledge and tools to understand the role of transformative change for biodiversity policy making, address the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, and initiate, accelerate and upscale biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in our society.

  • Fostering organic crop breeding

    Opened

    Code: 11600 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    A successful proposal should support the objectives of the EU biodiversity and farm to fork strategies to transition to fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption, notably the objective to increase organic farming. They should do so by increasing the availability of and access to suitable plant reproductive material for organic crops and by increasing the competitiveness of the organic crop breeding sector.

  • Breeding for resilience: focus on root-based traits

    Opened

    Code: 11596 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    In line with the objectives of the biodiversity and farm to fork strategies, a successful proposal will support the transition to more sustainable practices in agriculture by reducing the need for external inputs and supporting biodiversity in agroecosystems. With increasing effects of climate change and a shift towards low(er) input production systems, there is the need for crops that are capable of capturing resources more efficiently and are resilient to abiotic stresses.

  • Improved science based maritime spatial planning and identification of marine protected areas

    Opened

    Code: 11584 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Restored and properly protected coastal and marine ecosystems bring substantial health, social and economic benefits to coastal communities and the EU and Associated Countries as a whole. The need for stronger action is all the more acute as marine and coastal ecosystem biodiversity loss is severely exacerbated by global warming.

  • What else is out there? Exploring the connection between biodiversity, ecosystems services, pandemics and epidemic risk

    Opened

    Code: 11565 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This call aims to recover biodiversity and ecosystems services whilst predicting and preventing future pandemics and epidemic outbreaks, especially in tropical areas and biodiversity hotspots, through collaboration between environmental (including climate), ecological, biomedical and social sciences. 

  • Demonstration of measures and management for coastal and marine ecosystems restoration and resilience in simplified socio-ecological systems.

    Opened

    Code: 11519 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic aims at speeding up the identification, the development and integration of ad hoc measures and holistic ecosystem-based management approaches at larger scale, considering as well the land-sea interactions, especially connected inland waters, that will restore coastal and marine ecosystems and enable the sustainable delivery of services and resilience to rapid climate and environmental changes.

  • Assessing and consolidating recent scientific advances on freshwater ecosystem restoration.

    Opened

    Code: 11514 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The objective of this topic is to determine how to implement the restoration of freshwater ecosystems and remove hydromorphological barriers to ensure sustainable environmental flows and to support achievement of good status in both surface and ground waters, long-term water resource management, biodiversity and climate resilience.

  • Supporting the development of a coherent and resilient Trans-European Nature Network

    Opened

    Code: 11503 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The successful proposal should set up a strategic plan to support national authorities in identifying and selecting the relevant priority areas for EU land protection and the set-up of ecological corridors. It should be built on the existing EU network of protected areas and based on the EU Guidance to Member States, referred in the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030.

  • Ecosystems and their services for an evidence-based policy and decision-making

    Opened

    Code: 11494 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Ensuring that ecosystems achieve or maintain a healthy state or a good condition aiming to secure the sustainability of human activities and human well-being.
    The successful proposal should improve the assessment of the condition of ecosystems while providing uptake of the assessment’s outcomes in policy. It should develop the minimum criteria, reference levels and aggregation schemes to define good ecosystem condition. This definition should encompass forests, agroecosystems, urban areas, soil ecosystems, wetlands, fresh water and marine ecosystems. The proposal should addresses regional diversity and the corresponding decision level.

  • Adjustment of Steel process production to prepare for the transition towards climate neutrality (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11489 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The proposals submitted under this topic are expected to provide concepts addressing the modifications of the existing installations of both primary and secondary steel production (BF/BOF, EAF, DRI) concerning the internal and external flows of energy and materials in order to re-use metallurgical gases (internal re-cycling) and to upgrade them with new sources (H2), e.g. by replacement of fossil carbon as reducing agent with hydrogen and biomass. This also includes the integrated preparation (reforming, separation, heating, compression) of external carbon-lean reducing gases or internally-recycled CO/CO2 streams for efficient injection in the BF or use in conventional plants.

  • Design and optimisation of energy flexible industrial processes (Processes4Planet Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11485 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Process flexibility and efficient energy storage are essential to account for the variable renewable energy production. To support the change of energy supply, current processes, designed to run continuously at maximum capacity, have to be adapted. Furthermore, digital tools need to be developed to attain the energy flexibility of the process, but also to exchange data with network operators and flexibility markets, which will enable industries to provide flexibility services. Powerful digital twins based on suitable combinations of analytical models, physics-based AI or pure AI solutions need to be designed and applied.

  • Reducing environmental footprint, improving circularity in extractive and processing value chains (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11477 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This Call aims to enable the increase of access to primary raw materials and secondary raw materials, in particular critical raw materials for EU industrial value chains and strategic sectors.

  • Improvement of the yield of the iron and steel making (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11468 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    One of the main goals of this Call is to reduce the environmental impact by minimizing CO2 emission up to 20% both, directly (and locally) by internal recycling of the metal fraction derived from residues, or indirectly by increasing the use of scrap as raw material in steelmaking production processes. Also, is aiming to validate at industrial test scale technologies for impurity removal from scrap or the recovery of metal fractions contained in steel making process residues reaching high recycling rate of residues originated at the demo site up to 40% achieving a metal recovery efficiency up to 90% and a mineral recovery efficiency up to 80%. 

  • Carbon Direct Avoidance in steel: Electricity and hydrogen-based metallurgy (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11415 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic covers carbon direct avoidance technologies leading to significant CO2 emission reduction in the steel sector.

  • Plastic waste as a circular carbon feedstock for industry (Processes4Planet Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11409 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The proposals submitted under this topic are expected to provide concepts for utilisation of unsorted plastic (and other) waste in cracking applications, including e.g. packaging, non-sorted polymers and single use items such as PPEs, for the production of material streams of wide industrial interest (e.g. hydrocarbons, olefins, syngas, hydrogen, etc.). The technologies proposed should be electrified to work efficiently in a renewable based energy system. They should also be able to cope with potential fluctuations in energy supply.

  • Hubs for Circularity European Community of Practice (ECoP) platform (Processes4Planet Partnership) (CSA)

    Opened

    Code: 11402 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Circularity is an essential part of the industry transformation towards climate-neutrality and long-term competitiveness.  H4C have strong technological focus and industrial dimension, but their implementation leverages elements well beyond R&I. Specific implementation (including funding) strategies will have to be designed, ensuring the participation of all stakeholders (Industry, SMEs, local authorities, educational institutions and civil society). The common target is to collectively achieve and demonstrate at scale a leap towards circularity and carbon neutrality in the use of resources (feedstock, energy and water) in a profitable way.

  • Deploying industrial-urban symbiosis solutions for the utilization of energy, water, industrial waste and by-products at regional scale (Processes4Planet Partnership) (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 11397 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    In order to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, exemplary pilot solutions integrating industrial urban symbiosis need to be exploited. The solutions could cover the reduction of waste, virgin raw materials and energy and water consumption, mainly by transforming underused waste materials (both industrial waste, industrial side streams, by-products and end of life urban waste) into feedstock for the process industries (urban mining).

  • Breakthrough technologies supporting technological sovereignty in construction (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 11395 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    There is a major need to ensure that construction activities in countries in Europe do not depend on breakthrough technologies the industry concerned needs to import from outside Europe to remain competitive. The use of technologies such as additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles and human robot collaboration in a construction environment is crucial to increase the degree of digitalisation of the sector.
    In addition, Member States are facing a shortage of skilled labour force in construction activities. Α higher degree of digitalisation would make the construction sector attractive for younger generations and construction sites a safer working environment. 

  • Automated tools for the valorisation of construction waste (RIA)

    Opened

    Code: 11393 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Construction and demolition waste (CDW) is the largest waste stream in the EU. The aim of this call is to reusing and recycling CDW in new constructions, the sector would come closer to the targets of becoming fully circular and climate neutral. This could be achieved by utilising digital technologies for instance Building Information Modelling (BIM), material and component tracing, dedicated apps for construction/de-construction and optimize site management.

  • Digital permits and compliance checks for buildings and infrastructure (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11390 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    There is a need to develop, connect and align new technologies and digital tools for construction, including improved and automated methods of designing, building and authorising construction works. Information generated or imported into digital models during early design phases can potentially streamline the application and granting of digital administrative permits. This will in turn facilitate informed decision making including compliance checks later in the design and construction process and throughout the life cycle of the built asset.

  • Data-driven Distributed Industrial Environments (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)

    Opened

    Code: 11387 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The aim of this call is to build a flexible industrial Internet for distributed control and modular manufacturing while keeping the high-level of reliability and safety required by the manufacturing sector. Computing, storage and networking technologies will have to show also flexibility along the industrial value chains and promote the introduction of new business models, based on the availability of deep industrial data from different data sources and ontologies, within an agreed data governance, with mutual trust and adequate distribution of the value created by sharing data.

  • Nature-based solutions, prevention and reduction of risks and the insurance sector

    Opened

    Code: 11383 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    This topic aims to support the development of policies, business models and market conditions to scale up and speed up the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). It will contribute to the wider deployment of NBS and to fully reaping their economic, social and environmental benefits in order to build a competitive sustainability in Europe and to tackle climate change. 

  • The economics of nature-based solutions: cost-benefit analysis, market development and funding

    Opened

    Code: 11375 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The aim of this Call is to support the development of policies, business models and market conditions to scale up and speed up the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). Also, to contribute to the wider deployment of NBS and to fully reaping their economic, employment, social and environmental benefits in order to build a competitive sustainability in Europe and to tackle climate change, as well as to create green jobs and build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.

  • Assess and predict integrated impacts of cumulative direct and indirect stressors on coastal and marine biodiversity, ecosystems and their services

    Opened

    Code: 11363 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Pressures on marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystems are increasing at a faster rate than the efforts to protect them. Τhe aim of this call is to facilitate and speed up the development of measures and holistic ecosystem-based management approaches that promote the sustainability of coastal and marine ecosystems and enable them to deliver services and be resilient to rapid climate and environmental changes.

  • European Partnership on Innovative SMEs

    Closed

    Code: 11317 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 01/09/2021

    The overall objective of the initiative is to implement a Co-funded European Partnership for Innovative SMEs to stimulate economic growth and job creation by enhancing the competitiveness of innovative SMEs while contributing to deliver a positive economic, societal and environmental impact in Europe and beyond.

  • Preparatory action for setting up joint programmes among innovation ecosystems actors

    Opened

    Code: 11304 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 06/07/2021 | End submission calls: 26/10/2021

    The topic will allow national, regional and/or local authorities from Member States, Associated Countries and/or EU regions in charge of innovation policies and programmes, in cooperation with private and research and innovation actors, to prepare joint multi-annual programmes of activities (action plans) with the aim of strengthening their efficiency, capacities and interconnection and jointly tackle challenges at EU, national, regional and local level.
    The topic will allow applicants to prepare and agree on a common programme of activities (action plans).

  • Understanding and valuing coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems services

    Opened

    Code: 11290 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    It is important to improve the knowledge, understand and model marine biodiversity as soon as possible.

  • Data and technologies for the inventory, fast identification and monitoring of endangered wildlife and other species groups

    Opened

    Code: 11282 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The EU biodiversity strategy contains concrete objectives to protect and restore biodiversity and to address the main pressures and threats to biodiversity. In order to achieve these objectives, basic research is needed to better understand, monitor, observe and manage biodiversity, including in protected areas. Such knowledge is also indispensable to support the protection and restoration of natural capital and ecosystems.

  • European participation in global biodiversity genomics endeavours aimed at identifying all biodiversity on Earth

    Opened

    Code: 11280 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) consortium has set up high-throughput barcoding infrastructure to barcode all biodiversity on Earth by 2045 with the help of the international community and several new infrastructures across the world.  Similarly, the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), aims to sequence and catalogue the genomes of all of Earth’s currently described eukaryotic species over a period of 10 years.
    Successful proposals will help to create and maintain European nodes and networks integrated into global biodiversity genomics initiatives and help to better understand biodiversity decline, its main direct drivers and their interrelations.

  • Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice

    Opened

    Code: 11096 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 06/10/2021

    Successful proposal will focus on knowledge sharing in a language that is easy to understand and is targeted to farmers and foresters. Achieve greater user acceptance of collected solutions and a more intensive dissemination of existing knowledge, by connecting actors, policies, projects and instruments to speed up innovation and promote the faster and wider co-creation and transposition of innovative solutions into practice.

  • Coordination of complementary actions for missions

    Closed

    Code: 11089 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    The mission concept aims to deliver societal impact. This action aims to foster cooperation and coordination between EU-level actions and complementary national, regional and local actions in support of the implementation of missions. This action should also leverage opportunities raised by the digital transition. It should enhance the missions’ potential for rapid testing, piloting, demonstrating, scaling up and de-risking of large place-based R&I projects/initiatives, after the conclusions of their preparatory phase.

     

  • Artificial Intelligence for sustainable, agile manufacturing (AI, Data and Robotics - Made in Europe Partnerships) (IA)

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    Code: 11083 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    This topic focuses on manufacturing and process industries, addressing the entire lifecycle of products and services from design to remanufacturing and including all the aspects primarily relevant for industrial production. The objective is to exploit the potential of AI as a transformation tool to support circular production in the entire manufacturing and process industry, with due consideration for standardisation activities when relevant.

  • Manufacturing technologies for bio-based materials (Made in Europe Partnership) (RIA)

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    Code: 11081 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The 2020 Circular Economy Action Plan aims at making sustainable products the norm in the EU. Twenty-first century manufacturing requires new materials and new techniques to produce them. Rapid progress in manufacturing technologies using new and alternative materials, such as biomaterials, is one of the drivers of this trend.
    These technologies provide a valid alternative to conventional materials with a substantially lower environmental impact.

  • Laser-based technologies for green manufacturing (Photonics - Made in Europe Partnerships) (RIA)

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    Code: 11070 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    Machine tools include various laser-based technologies such as milling, turning, grinding, laser processing, surface treatment, sintering, forming and additive manufacturing. Projects funded under this topic should integrate state-of-the-art high-power lasers and tailored beams together with quality sensors and real time monitoring systems into advanced manufacturing and re-manufacturing tools.

  • Zero-defect manufacturing towards zero-waste (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)

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    Code: 11044 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    The projects must address the full production line or system, with an holistic approach, with the aim of reducing defects (e.g. rejected components or products) and manufacturing waste. The defect reduction and the overall quality control should be centred on such defects that reduce the yield, acceptance, or qualification of the final product, and enable a “first-time-right” production process.

  • AI enhanced robotics systems for smart manufacturing (AI, Data and Robotics - Made in Europe Partnerships) (IA)

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    Code: 11042 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/09/2021

    EU and Associated countries need to strengthen their capacity to manufacture and re-manufacture goods in a sustainable and competitive way to be ready to expand into new value chains.
    Projects should seize the opportunities arising from the latest state-of the art-developments in AI and robotics to deploy intelligent and autonomous systems for flexible production.

  • Promoting a trusted mHealth label in Europe: uptake of technical specifications for quality and reliability of health and wellness apps

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    Code: 11038 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Europe is experiencing a fast growing market for health and wellness apps. At the same time, concerns about the quality and reliability of apps have risen. The objective of the technical specification is to define quality and reliability criteria, which support app developers to design and users of apps to select better apps.

  • Development, procurement and responsible management of new antimicrobials

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    Code: 11036 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The aim of this topic is to prepare for the establishment of a pull incentive for new antimicrobials where there is an unmet public health need and a market failure.

  • Green pharmaceuticals

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    Code: 11032 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The EU needs to address the increasing problem of environmental pollution due to pharmaceuticals throughout their life cycle. This topic is part of an EU strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment and the Pharmaceutical strategy for Europe called for diversifying and secure supply chains and environmentally sustainable pharmaceuticals.
    The purpose of this topic is twofold.

  • Innovative tools for use and re-use of health data (in particular of electronic health records and/or patient registries)

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    Code: 11025 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Health data exists in many forms and multiple fragmented repositories; there is still significant room for improvement in the way both structured and unstructured health data is stored, analysed and interpreted. Sharing and analysing data from multiple countries in a safe and legally compliant manner (in particular with regard to personal data protection) remains a challenge. Advances in AI and machine learning, however, have the potential to transform the way clinicians, providers and researchers use unstructured data.

  • Next generation advanced therapies to treat highly prevalent and high burden diseases with unmet medical needs

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    Code: 11020 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The recent development of advanced therapies has been hampered by the lack of robust research on certain key parameters e.g. safety, upscaling, immunity, potency assays, cost-effectiveness, and early on in development. This topic aims to ensure that the next wave of advanced therapies, based on either pluripotent stem cells, gene editing or RNA, are established in a timely fashion and in accordance with the appropriate regulatory standards for further clinical testing.

  • Smart medical devices and their surgical implantation for use in resource-constrained settings

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    Code: 11016 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Smart” technologies, i.e. micro-electronic sensor/actuator systems provide novel functionalities to surgically-implanted active medical devices.  There is a strong need for high-quality, affordable surgical interventions for implanting “smart” active medical devices suitable for resource-limited or -constrained clinical settings. 

  • Health care innovation procurement network

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    Code: 11004 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    This call aims to support the creation of a network of public and private procurers that are responsible for deploying health care innovations across the EU, in order to identify potential areas of interest for innovation procurement.

  • Data-driven decision-support tools for better health care delivery and policy-making with a focus on cancer

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    Code: 11000 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    This call topic will contribute to Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan activities and other relevant initiatives such as the European Cancer Information System. For this reason, proposals must focus on one or more phases of the cycle of the disease, starting from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and quality of life of patients and survivors. In this topic, research and innovation actions should aim at optimising and/or transforming health care delivery decision-making processes, supporting policy-making, and/or empowering citizens and cancer patients.

  • Enhancing quality of care and patient safety

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    Code: 10998 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Patient safety remains an issue of increasing concern for EU health systems. Overall, the most common types of in-hospital adverse effects are operative/surgical related, medication or drug related, and health care associated infections, half of them being preventable. Ιt is necessary to develop and implement coherent quality improvement and patient safety strategies in Europe. Harmonisation and standardisation of health care processes along the continuum of care contribute to improve quality and safety of health services, minimise the risk of errors and at the same time ensure the quality and comparability of health data. 

  • Building a European partnership for pandemic preparedness

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    Code: 10996 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated how unilateral research initiatives may lead to a fragmented research landscape, with substantial room for efficiency gains in the development of the highly needed evidence to guide policy actions when facing an emergency. The expected future European partnership for pandemic preparedness should aim to improve the EU’s preparedness to predict and respond to emerging infectious health threats by better coordinating funding for research and innovation at EU, national (and regional) level towards common objectives and an agreed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

  • A roadmap towards the creation of the European partnership on One Health antimicrobial resistance (OH AMR)

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    Code: 10975 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The increasing levels of AMR present a major threat to human health with serious consequences also to animal and environmental health. Tackling AMR in bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites requires a strong and coordinated response to protect citizens in Europe and beyond, as indicated in the European One Health Action Plan against AMR. This action plan provides the framework within which actions should be taken against this threat. It is recognised that combatting AMR requires a One Health approach, recognizing that human and animal health and the environment are interconnected. The challenge in the current situation is that the AMR research and innovation landscape is still too fragmented addressing human health, animal health, feed, food safety and environment in silos, and it is also fragmented across Member States. Therefore, there is the need to move towards the integration of the various disciplines to overcome this fragmentation, thus tackling the problem of AMR with a comprehensive One Health approach bringing the diverse actors together.

  • Personalised medicine and infectious diseases: understanding the individual host response to viruses (e.g. SARS-CoV-2)

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    Code: 10957 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Proposals are expected to characterize the host response and host-pathogen interaction to a virus (or viruses) at the level of genetic patterns, physiological mechanisms and molecular pathways involving different organs and systems to identify factors that predispose to different clinical symptoms, different progression of the viral disease and different clinical outcomes. The study should include patient follow-up to identify conditions (including long-term ones) that may appear after the patient has recovered from the viral disease.

  • Clinical validation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for treatment and care

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    Code: 10955 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Applying trustworthy-AI in healthcare contexts generate a multitude of benefits, including more effective disease management by optimised personalised treatments and assessment of health outcomes. Based on existing (pre)clinical evidence, proposals should focus on implementing clinical studies to validate AI-based solutions comparing their benefits versus standard-of-care treatments in non-communicable diseases. Proposals should pay special attention to the usability, performance and safety of the AI-based solutions developed, and above all to their clinical evaluation and (cost-)effectiveness in view of their inclusion into current clinical guidelines for personalised treatments following current EU regulatory framework.

  • Innovative approaches to enhance poverty-related diseases research in sub-Saharan Africa

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    Code: 10953 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has established itself as the focal point of cooperation in clinical research on infectious disease between the EU and sub-Saharan Africa. Τhere is a need to further support research on the major infectious disease threats facing sub-Saharan Africa. Despite large-scale investments in product development for poverty-related infectious diseases (PRDs), progress in achieving public health gain is slow, while sub-Saharan Africa bears the highest burden of these diseases. There is a need to support product development and to encourage the use of new, innovative approaches and emerging technologies in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve rapid progress and impact. 

  • Building a European innovation platform for the repurposing of medicinal products

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    Code: 10950 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Development of therapeutics is a lengthy process that requires a large amount of efforts, time and financial resources. It is often burdened by delays and barriers that account for an average of almost 15 years until a promising candidate molecule becomes an approved medicine. It is therefore of paramount importance to define strategies that facilitate the reduction of timeframes, decrease costs and improve the success rate of this complex and lengthy process.

  • Improved supportive, palliative, survivorship and end-of-life care of cancer patients

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    Code: 10948 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The complexity of health conditions related to cancer and late or long-term side effects as consequences of its treatments affect the quality of life of cancer patients and their families and pose a significant societal and economic burden. Τhere is a need to strengthen the evidence base for patient-centred, effective interventions improving the quality of life and outcomes of cancer patients and cancer survivors of all ages in the domains of supportive, palliative, survivorship and end-of-life care.

  • European partnership for the assessment of risks from chemicals (PARC)

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    Code: 10940 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Chemicals risk assessors and managers are faced with data and knowledge gaps and lack of tools and methods, to speed up and prioritise risk assessments and capture risks from existing and emerging substances across regulatory domains. To enable risk assessors and risk managers to respond to current and future challenges, the Partnership should stimulate research and innovation in chemicals risk assessment by developing a collaborative network with public research entities.

     

  • Support for R&I policy making in the Western Balkans

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    Code: 10917 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 29/09/2021

    This action aligns with ERA and Widening objectives in that it aims to strengthen links with EU partners and opens up to EU networks.

  • Health impacts of climate change, costs and benefits of action and inaction

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    Code: 10910 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The aim of this topic is the identification, monitoring and quantification of direct and indirect impacts on human health, including in occupational settings, and related risk factors correlated to climate change, especially in vulnerable population groups such as children or in groups at risk such as workers. Innovative surveillance tools are further required to ensure a timely response to emerging threats, to feed and strengthen early warning systems, and to enable the design, monitoring and evaluation of interventions. This may include mathematical modelling with big data and artificial intelligence (AI), remote sensing, citizen science and biomarkers of exposure or virulence.

  • Indoor air quality and health

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    Code: 10906 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Air quality is primarily monitored in outdoor locations, often for regulatory targets compliance purposes. Ιmproving outdoor air quality leads to general improvements of indoor air quality as well, certain sources of air pollution not covered by ambient air quality standards can dominate in some indoor environments. In addition to identifying determinants for indoor air quality, it is important to assess their health impacts in the levels reached indoors to facilitate setting of purposeful indoor air quality standards. This topic aims at supporting activities that are enabling or contributing to one or several expected impacts of destination 2 ‘Living and working in a health-promoting environment’.

     

  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health

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    Code: 10904 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    There has been an exponential increase in the use of wireless personal communication devices (new generation radio-communication networks, e.g. 5G) and this has resulted in an increase in man-made electromagnetic radiation in our surroundings. Due to this, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection prepared guidelines for limiting exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields. Nevertheless, there is some concern over the possible impact on health and safety from potentially higher exposure to EMF. 
    While digitalisation presents new opportunities, e.g. distance monitoring of air and water pollution and health outcomes, it also presents potential health risks. Europe needs a digital sector that puts sustainability at its heart: when deploying new technologies, the potential risks related to human health should also be assessed.

  • Mobilising a network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Health Cluster

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    Code: 10895 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Proposals should aim to facilitate trans-national co-operation between National Contact Points (NCPs) with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants.

  • A roadmap for personalised prevention

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    Code: 10893 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    The progress in medicine over the past decades has been impressive. Additionally, personalised prevention, holds many promises and would allow a paradigm shift in the provision and management of health care if efforts are co-ordinated and concentrated at the European and global levels. However, more could be achieved while identifying individuals at higher risk of developing a particular condition early on and before symptoms occur. Specifically, more insight is needed on the underlying human biology, taking stock of the rich data accumulated from the biomedical sciences.

  • Healthy Citizens 2.0 - Supporting digital empowerment and health literacy of citizens

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    Code: 10884 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the value of digital health interventions and solutions for health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. However, in parallel, it is vital to ensure that online-based patient-centred programmes do not leave behind the very people they are primarily designed to empower. Moreover, citizen’s digital health literacy is essential for the successful transformation of health care systems.

  • Towards a molecular and neurobiological understanding of mental health and mental illness for the benefit of citizens and patients

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    Code: 10882 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: The Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/09/2021

    Mental illnesses represent a huge and growing burden for Europe, both at individual and societal level. There is a lack of evidence base on the optimal use of different pharmacological and non-pharmacological prevention strategies. A deeper molecular and neurobiological understanding of the interplay between genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and resilience factors, including neural circuit alterations, is critical for the development of objective biomarkers and evidence-based interventions that will significantly improve mental health outcomes.

  • Upgrading Independent Knowledge on Contemporary China in Europe

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    Code: 10858 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Projects are expected to address the following:

    • Further deepen European independent knowledge/understanding of China’s social, cultural, political, and economic characteristics, of the impact of its foreign policy, and of its compliance with international obligations/laws/norms.
    • Analyse new global narratives and study how these compare and interact with European interests and values, while acknowledging and reflecting Europe’s diversity.
    • Enhance the visibility of our independent expertise and mainstream knowledge on China to increase its appeal in learning/research institutions among students.
    • Stimulate and support the creation of independent knowledge on contemporary China to increase the level of “knowledge autonomy/independence” through the creation of new connections and synergies between intra-European China knowledge nodes from across all relevant organizations and joint research projects.

  • Towards a new normal? Employment and social impacts of changing supply chains and declining trade intensities

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    Code: 10852 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Globalization has expanded the value and supply chains and shifted trade patterns and dynamics. Research should first conceptualise the actual global and sectoral trade patterns, value chains, supply chains and production networks including the labour market, income inequalities, decent work and social cohesion in urban and rural areas, in light of the EU’s long-term policy priorities of social resilience and competitive sustainability.

     

  • Integration of emerging new technologies into education and training

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    Code: 10849 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Proposals should support the purposeful and pedagogical use of emerging technologies, including applications of artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and robotics in education and training, in order to foster 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, digital literacy, critical as well as design thinking and creativity.

  • Addressing poor learning outcomes in basic skills and early school leaving at national, regional and local level in Europe

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    Code: 10841 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call should concentrate on the institutional, socio-economic, cognitive, cultural, linguistic gender, psycho-emotional and well-being determinants, as well as the root causes of underachievement and school dropout at primary, secondary and post-secondary levels of education.

  • Determining key drivers of inequality trends

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    Code: 10827 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    In the light of increasing economic and social inequalities and regional disparities in terms of both economic and other outcomes and opportunities, research should analyse the main reasons for the increasing inequalities reported in the last decades worldwide and, thereby, identify whether this is primarily policy driven and/or the result of different factors related to globalisation and technological innovations. More specifically, research should examine whether inequality dynamics are determined by different trends.

  • Providing support in a changing world of work and social protection

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    Code: 10809 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Innovative research is needed to explore and provide new insights into the impact of change on reducing socio-economic inequality, the consequences of growing poverty, protecting people from all forms of hardship, and the self-employed as needed to move towards more stable employment relationships in the European labor market and related welfare systems, in order to ensure that welfare systems are adapted accordingly and continue to fulfill the above roles.



  • Estimates of irregular migrants in Europe - stakeholder network

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    Code: 10802 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Irregular migrants are, by definition, difficult to capture in population statistics,  and so it remains unknown how many irregular migrants are in the EU and in the various EU Member States today. This is a challenge, for the policymakers as they have limited capacity to develop policies targeted to a group of people that is ill-defined. This is even more challenging in situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Proposals should comparatively assess legal frameworks across the EU that determine the irregular status of migrants, and comprehensively assess their impact.

  • Coordination of European cultural heritage research and innovation among Member States

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    Code: 10795 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    The European Union has provided funding through co-financing programs to coordinate national research and innovation activities on cultural heritage, the arts and to increase their impact, which should be assessed in order to agree further coordination and partnerships with Member States. and associated countries.
    Proposals under this topic are expected to realise a mapping of national activities pertaining to cultural heritage, provenance research, architecture, as well as programmes and European ERA-Net Co-funding schemes on cultural heritage R&I.

  • Mobilising the network of National Contact Points in Cluster 2

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    Code: 10793 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Proposals should aim to facilitate trans-national co-operation between National Contact Points (NCPs) in the areas covered by Horizon Europe Cluster 2 ‘Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society’, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants. In addition, the action will provide important feedback on issues relating to programme planning, design and evaluation.

  • Preserving and enhancing cultural heritage with advanced digital technologies

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    Code: 10789 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Digital technologies, from 3D simulation to artificial intelligence and virtual/augmented reality, are being used to ensure preservation and wide access to cultural heritage and the arts. Τhere is a need to expand and further support the application of digital tools to preserve cultural heritage and to make it widely accessible. The relation between cultural heritage and its digitised format through the experience of audiences is of particular interest. 

  • Cultural and creative industries as a driver of innovation and competitiveness

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    Code: 10787 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    The cultural and creative industries (CCI) are an important source of growth and job creation in the European economy. The growth of this sector has raised interest at policy level for its innovation potential and for contributing to improved competitiveness. The challenge is to understand how to realise the full potential of CCIs as a driver for innovation, create stronger links with other sectors and contribute to strengthening the European economy, society and its sustainability.

  • New ways of participatory management and sustainable financing of museums and other cultural institutions

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    Code: 10785 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Museums and other cultural institutions (such as libraries, galleries, archives, memorial sites, etc.) play a key-role in social inclusion and cohesion. Nowadays, museums and other cultural institutions are facing several challenges such as scarce funding, new legal obligations with regard to their collections insufficient numbers of visitors or, to the other extreme, massive tourist crowds, which necessitate new and expensive conservation means and security tools. All these challenges are threatening the existence and efficient work of museums and other cultural institutions. Therefore, there is a pressing need to ensure methods of sustainable financing in order to help museums and other cultural institutions recover quickly, continue operate in a safe and viable way and widen as much as possible access to citizens.

  • Green technologies and materials for cultural heritage

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    Code: 10783 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Materials and methods for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage can often be energy consuming, not environmentally friendly or even harmful for the health of operators and curators. Moreover, many of these materials and methods prove to be neither durable nor sustainable, often leading to repetitive and costly restoration of artefacts, monuments and heritage sites. Research has already addressed this challenge to a certain extent; yet, the wide range of materials, types of buildings and monuments, and the specific needs of artefacts call for further investigation and tailored solutions.

  • Politics and governance in a post-pandemic world

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    Code: 10780 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    The COVID-19 crisis affects societies in multifaceted ways. Specifically, affects the public health threat, the economic dislocations, social disruptions and information disorder that test political processes and institutions.  In addition, the crisis also opens opportunities for positive change and innovative new solutions that research actions will help to identify and grasp. In this vein, research should examine the impact of the pandemic on populist and extremist discourses and proposals, and assess whether it has bolstered polarisation and the appeal of authoritarianism or whether, on the contrary, it has provided impetus and momentum for an effective uphold of democratic accountability and judicial control.
    Moreover, a stocktaking exercise should allow identifying whether the political trend emerging from the crisis is a demand for greater and improved collaboration and concerted action amongst EU Member States and Associated Countries or, on the contrary, an overall “renationalisation” of the EU and international spheres.

  • Democratic politics in the EU’s neighbourhood

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    Code: 10772 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Despite the hopes raised by the ‘colour revolutions’ in Eastern Europe in the 2000s and the Arab Spring in 2011 as boosters of democratisation in the European neighbourhood, a more troubling reality persists: some democratic advances coexist with the continued persistence of authoritarian rule in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North African countries. Research should assess the EU’s actual role in promoting democracy. 

  • Feminisms for a new age of democracy

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    Code: 10768 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Gender equality is a fundamental value of the European Union and lies at the core of European democracy. At the same time, however, there has been a societal and political backlash against feminism centred around traditionalist, masculinist and authoritarian discourses. Research is needed on the theory and practice of feminism(s), in the face of a changed and changing reality in the EU and beyond, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Fostering balanced brain circulation – ERA Fellowships

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    Code: 10764 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 12/10/2021

    Fellowships should be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking cross-border mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

  • Capacity building to strengthen networks of higher education institutions and cooperation with surrounding ecosystems

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    Code: 10761 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 04/11/2021

    Through the European Excellence Initiative, Horizon Europe’s support aims at the transformation of higher education sector and their surrounding ecosystems, including non-university research centres.

  • Collaborative local governance models to accelerate the emblematic transformation of urban environment and contribute to the New European Bauhaus initiative and the objectives of the European Green Deal

    Closed

    Code: 10756 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    In order to contribute to the European Green Deal objectives of climate-neutrality, sustainability, prosperity and inclusiveness, cities will have to undergo a rapid and radical transformation and come up with creative, sustainable and collaborative solutions.  A well co-designed public space provides the unique opportunity to improve its climate-neutrality, while increasing their attractiveness and social inclusiveness. As promoted by the New European Bauhaus initiative, a systemic co-designed approach to ‘quality climate-neutral urban transformation’ can create living space, where the best technical performances meet citizens’ social, emotional, cultural and aesthetic needs and values.

  • Supporting national, regional and local authorities across Europe to prepare for the transition towards climate neutrality within cities

    Closed

    Code: 10754 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Specific national networks for these cities will support translating and tailoring the goals of the European Green Deal Strategy and all relevant initiatives launched within this framework to the local specificities in close collaboration with national and local authorities, stakeholders and citizens.

  • Preparing the ground for healthy soils: building capacities for engagement, outreach and knowledge

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    Code: 10747 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 20/10/2021

    The intended mission’s goal, as specified in the mission report  is to ensure that by 2030 at least 75% of soils in each EU Member State are healthy, or show a significant improvement towards meeting accepted thresholds of indicators, to support ecosystem services.

  • Coordination of complementary actions for missions

    Closed

    Code: 10745 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    This action aims to foster cooperation and coordination between EU-level actions and complementary national, regional and local actions in support of the implementation of missions.

  • Preparing UNCAN.eu, a European initiative to understand cancer

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    Code: 10743 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 20/10/2021

    The intended goal of the mission on cancer is to save more than three million lives by 2030, with cancer patients living longer and better.

  • Better prepared regional and local authorities to adapt to climate change

    Closed

    Code: 10725 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Proposals for the call under the Adaptation to Climate Change mission should set out credible pathways to prepare regional and local authorities, citizens and other stakeholders to build resilience to climate change.

  • Preparation for deployment of lighthouse demonstrators and solution scale ups and cross-cutting citizen and stakeholder involvement

    Closed

    Code: 10702 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    The present call aims to prepare the implementation of Mission Ocean, Seas and Waters, with a particular focus on providing support for effective and timely deployment of the mission research and innovation core and for crosscutting citizen and stakeholder involvement during the identification, design and implementation of the mission.

  • Energy Harvesting and Storage Technologies

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    Code: 10697 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/05/2021 | End submission calls: 22/09/2021

    This is an EIC Transition Challenge call and it aims to have an impact on sustainability, using non critical and non-toxic raw materials and ensuring circular approaches and/or high degree of recyclability in the whole lifetime, and on financial and business level, preparing a detailed plan to exploitation supported by a sound business model and identifying any regulatory hurdles that need to be addressed.

  • Medical Technology and Devices: from Lab to Patient

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    Code: 10692 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/05/2021 | End submission calls: 22/09/2021

    This is an EIC Τransition Challenge call and it aiming to benefit patients and support clinicians.

  • EIC Transition Open 2021

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    Code: 10688 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/05/2021 | End submission calls: 22/09/2021

    The EIC Transition Open aims at funding innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. It is twofold, supporting both the maturation and validation of a novel technology, and the development of a business case and business model towards the innovation’s future commercialisation.

  • Economic models and modern democracies

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    Code: 10680 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Theoretically and empirically robust recommendations aiming to instil greater democratic accountability and inclusion in economic processes.

  • The future of liberal democracy in Europe

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    Code: 10677 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 07/10/2021

    Proposals under this Call are expected to address the following points:

    • Produce theoretically and empirically robust visions for the future of liberal democratic
      institutions.
    • Reflect upon and actualise what liberal democracy means in the 21st century in Europe.
    • Develop recommendations, toolkits, narratives and methodologies to reinstate the legitimacy and effectiveness of liberal democracies.

  • Safe automation and human factors in aviation – intelligent integration and assistance

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    Code: 10668 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Activities should address a renewed safety focus on the teaming between the human and automation, given the steady increase in automation in aviation operations at large (e.g. in cockpit, ATC, maintenance, etc.), including for new airborne services and vehicles such as drones. When automation is unable to cope, control should be handed back safely to the human.

  • Radical improvement of road safety in low and medium income countries in Africa

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    Code: 10664 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    African road traffic death rates are the highest globally and more than four times higher than the European average. Building upon the work and activities already undertaken at EU level in this area, including the Safer Africa project and in line with the recommendations of the Road Safety Cluster of the African-EU Transport Task Force adopted in 2020, R&I is needed to create a strong analytical base and to develop and assess, with local partners, the implementation of small scale system pilots and its various components, at city, regional, national and continent level. Actions should contain the sharing of knowledge and best practice, data analysis, infrastructure for effectively reducing road deaths in Africa.

  • Testing safe lightweight vehicles and improved safe human-technology interaction in the future traffic system

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    Code: 10659 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Actions should address the activities EITHER under area

    A) Testing safe lightweight vehicles OR under area

    B) Safe human-technology interaction in the future traffic system. Proposals should clearly indicate which area they are covering.

  • New delivery methods and business/operating models to green the last mile and optimise road transport

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    Code: 10656 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The large scale introduction and application of cargo bikes, in urban and peri-urban areas has shown to be a game changer for cities: the image of cycling improves; general levels of cycling increase (both for freight and passengers); urban space is used more efficiently; air quality, noise and safety levels as well as quality of life improve. However, this innovative solution is present in only a few cities and at best in the starting phase in other European cities. Its full potential has not been achieved in any European city. Projects should address both methodological and technical/vehicle aspects to help optimising last mile deliveries, where the benefits and how it can be replicated across several cities.

  • Analysis of socio-economic and environmental impacts and assessment of societal, citizen and user aspects for needs based CCAM solutions (CCAM Partnership)

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    Code: 10649 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Actions must address the activities either under area

    A) Analysis of socio-economic and environmental impacts of CCAM systems and services OR under area

    B) Assessment of societal, citizen and user aspects for needs-based CCAM solution development and deployment.

  • Common approaches for the safety validation of CCAM systems (CCAM Partnership)

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    Code: 10646 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    A decisive factor for the successful implementation of innovative CCAM technologies and for their acceptance and adoption in society will be assuring the effective safety of CCAM systems.

  • Industrial excess (waste) Heat-to-Power conversion based on organic Rankine cycles

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    Code: 10644 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Better use of process excess/waste heat represents a significant source of energy savings for industries. The conversion of excess heat back to electricity would also improve energy efficiency, mitigate the increase of electricity consumption due to industrial electrification and thereby reduce the load on the power grids. This will also facilitate balancing the grid due to intermittent supply of electricity from renewables and so contribute to reduce GHG emissions.

  • Industrialisation of deep renovation workflows for energy-efficient buildings

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    Code: 10641 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Several recent projects & calls have focused on prefabrication for deep renovation, but more work is needed to innovate seamless workflows from design through to offsite manufacture, installation, and compliance checking on site, also ensuring due consideration of life cycle performance. There is also a need for more demonstrations across the EU.

  • Interoperability community

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    Code: 10639 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Facilitate the coordination and alignment of projects and support interaction between the various related initiatives happening at European and National level.

  • Strengthening Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research communities in climate, energy and mobility disciplines

    Opened

    Code: 10637 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Confronting the threat of global warming and transitioning to carbon neutrality by mid-century requires research and innovation in a number of distinct but interconnected areas, notably in climate science, energy, and mobility. Along with technological innovations, successful solutions need to factor in changing lifestyles, social innovation, forms of behaviour, value structures, governance arrangements at institutional or corporate levels, as well as forms of social organisation. This calls for concerted, multi-disciplinary approaches that are rooted in a variety of academic disciplines but also draw in and engage policymakers at various levels, the private sector, civil society and citizens at large.

  • Sustainable, safe and efficient recycling processes (Batteries Partnership)

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    Code: 10633 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    In order to effectively exploit the vast amounts of EV and stationary battery waste emerging in the next decades, as well as the increasing amounts of production scrap resulting from larger manufacturing, it is important to create innovative feasible and holistic recycling processes in Europe.

  • Manufacturing technology development for solid-state batteries (SSB, Generations 4a - 4b batteries) (Batteries Partnership)

    Opened

    Code: 10631 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This topic focuses on the urgent need for the development of innovative scalable manufacturing technologies based on of new solid electrolytes that can be also combined with metallic lithium at the anode, leading to significantly enhanced energy density.

  • Sustainable processing, refining and recycling of raw materials (Batteries Partnership)

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    Code: 10626 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    In order to secure a competitive battery industry in Europe, innovations in chemical and metallurgical production are required. The focus is at improved yield, better process control, flowsheet flexibility, improved product purity and quality, improved impurity removal, and improved recovery from secondary streams.

  • The contribution of forest management to climate action: pathways, trade-offs and co-benefits

    Closed

    Code: 10602 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Proposals under this topic should therefore aim to develop knowledge, tools, models, databases and country- and region-specific values available to Member States and Associated Countries, where possible integrating with Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) and climate models to improve monitoring and reporting of forest carbon pools.

  • Supporting and standardising climate services

    Closed

    Code: 10600 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    This topic is intended to improve the delivery of quality control and standards for climate services and to guarantee suitability, quality, and performance of digital solutions to manage climate risks and enhance adaptive capacities.

  • Modelling the role of the circular economy for climate change mitigation

    Closed

    Code: 10598 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    This action should look beyond the specific measures needed to deliver a circular economy and propose a framework for revealing, demonstrating and quantifying the circular economy’s potential contribution to climate goals, as well as improving the coverage of basic industry value and supply chains in models (or suites of models) used to analyse mitigation pathways.

  • Better understanding of the interactions between climate change impacts and risks, mitigation and adaptation options

    Closed

    Code: 10592 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Actions should deliver progress in integrating the analysis of the impacts and risks of climate change, mitigation pathways and adaptation strategies into a single framework to help understand and quantify their numerous interactions.

  • Improved understanding of greenhouse gas fluxes and radiative forcers, including carbon dioxide removal technologies

    Closed

    Code: 10582 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    This topic aims at filling fundamental gaps in our understanding of Earth system, focussing on greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and Earth system feedbacks, the behaviour of radiative forcers (including their pre-cursors), and efforts to stabilise global temperature through deployment of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal approaches.

  • Maximising the impact and synergy of European climate change research and innovation

    Closed

    Code: 10575 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Actions should cover one of the following areas:

    • Maximising the impact of EU-funded climate change research
    • Maximising the synergy of climate change research and innovation in Europe

  • Support for establishment of R&I ecosystem, developing strategic forward-looking orientations to ensure future skills development, knowledge and technological leadership for accelerated disruptive technology exploration and uptake (Batteries Partnership)

    Opened

    Code: 10568 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    In order to succeed in the development of a thriving innovative battery  industry, pan-European cooperation on research and innovation is essential. It is essential to work across geographical boarders and institutional levels but it is also crucial that stakeholders from all parts of the battery value chain pull together in a strategic coordinated manner to ensure our collective research efforts are efficiently translated into sustainable technologies and products economically, environmentally and socially.
    Τhere is a need to continuously consolidate the Battery R&I community across the EU and associated countries
    and across Battery-related networks, projects and initiatives. 

  • Technologies for non- CO2 greenhouse gases removal

    Opened

    Code: 10538 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This topic focusses on technological concepts at low TRLs (TRL 3 or lower).

  • Laying down the basis for the demonstration of a Real Time Demonstrator of Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC with Grid Forming Capability: Coordinated action

    Opened

    Code: 10530 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The call is intended to support all the preparatory phases among all stakeholders (HVDC systems manufacturers, TSOs, wind turbine manufacturers and windfarm developers) leading to a demonstration project to de-risk the technology to enable the installation in Europe of the first Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC system with Grid Forming Capability.

  • Establish the grounds for a common European energy data space

    Opened

    Code: 10527 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Develop, validate, demonstrate an Energy Data Space that enables access to and use of energy data, comparison with different solutions.

  • Advanced energy performance assessment and certification

    Opened

    Code: 10524 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The next generation of energy performance assessment and certification schemes needs to support the transition towards a climate neutral building stock over the full life cycle, relying on technological innovations to improve speed and quality of as-built performance assessment and service life compliance checks, also linking to other instruments such as building logbooks, building renovation roadmaps, Level(s) and other datasets.

  • Fostering cooperation between Horizon Europe cluster 5 National Contact Points (NCPs)

    Opened

    Code: 10521 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This Call suggest the proposals to have the aim of facilitating trans-national co-operation between National Contact Points (NCPs) with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants. 

  • Environmentally sustainable processing techniques applied to large scale electrode and cell component manufacturing for Li ion batteries (Batteries Partnership)

    Opened

    Code: 10514 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The proposed/developed processes under the specific call, are expected to address the notion of “Design to Manufacture”, which should reduce production cost and increase battery performance resulting in increased efficiency and better cycle life.

  • Direct atmospheric carbon capture and conversion

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    Code: 10505 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This topic focusses on Direct Atmospheric Carbon Capture and Conversion, which is a technology that can help reaching climate neutrality by 2050 by

    • creating the carbon sinks required to balance out residual emissions in 2050 and/or
    • using carbon captured from the air as a raw material to replace other fossil raw materials.

  • Accelerating the climate transition in difficult contexts: transition super-labs (pilot)

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    Code: 10500 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Transition Super Labs are real-life laboratories where a rapid shift to climate neutrality is conceptualised, implemented, monitored and revised in an integrated way. Τhey spur the transformation of whole entities – such as non-sustainable business complexes, mining regions and polluted metropolitan areas – in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

  • Controlling infection on large passenger ships

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    Code: 10497 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Passenger ships, and in particular cruise ships, have been implicated in the spread and spread of disease. Large and medium-sized cruise ships have seen a very dynamic and sometimes dramatic multiplication of Covid-19 infections on board and the disembarkation of several hundred infected passengers who subsequently became carriers of the infection in their respective areas and areas of origin. Europe must therefore ensure a healthy environment on board, and guidelines have been published to control the spread of infections at sea.

  • More efficient and effective multimodal freight transport nodes to increase flexibility, service visibility and reduce the average cost of freight transport

    Opened

    Code: 10474 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This Call aims to achieve competitive sustainability and higher levels of efficiency taking account of all costs and externalities and to maximise the utilisation of the multimodal freight transport nodes’ capacity.

  • Advanced high-performance Generation 3b (high capacity / high voltage) Li-ion batteries supporting electro mobility and other applications (Batteries Partnership)

    Opened

    Code: 10470 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The overarching R&I challenges lie in the development of advanced materials enabling higher energy / power density thanks to higher capacity (voltage range 4.3-4.5V) and/or operating at higher voltage (4.7+V). Focus is on adapting the cathode materials (highnickel NMCs for capacity, spinels / Li-rich Mn NMCs for voltage), the anode materials (graphite-containing Si(Ox)), the electrolytes (stabilised formulations) and their interplay.

  • Enhanced integrated assessment in pursuit of global climate goals

    Closed

    Code: 10466 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Under the Paris Agreement, Parties to the UNFCCC have to pursue policies and measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.  This Call has the goal to enhance mutual learning among the modelling, social science and policy communities to ensure coherence between different tools used to inform climate action, and consistency with the best available. Additionally, it aims to enhance international cooperation among the modelling community and other relevant stakeholders to expand the provision of robust in-country advice to decision-makers around the world. 

  • Co-Funded Partnership: Driving Urban Transitions to a sustainable future (DUT)

    Opened

    Code: 10463 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Cities are the home of complex, inter-dependent challenges related to resource depletion, climate change impacts, environmental degradation, water, air and soil pollution, health issues and social exclusion. A co-funded partnership on Urban Transitions to a sustainable future is expected to make a considerable contribution towards filling up the following gaps in:

    • knowledge
    • evidence
    • innovation
    • technology
    • data
    • capacity
    • skills
    • lack of integrated approaches and deficit in applying research and innovation results to actions exist that prevent successful implementation of such transitions.
    • lack of shared vision, goal and direction regarding the transition process.

     

     

     

  • Framework for better coordination of large-scale demonstration pilots in Europe and EU-wide knowledge base (CCAM Partnership)

    Opened

    Code: 10458 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The aim of this action is twofold:

    • to improve the coordination of CCAM demonstrations in Europe by developing a European framework for testing on public roads including common approaches for evaluation and test data exchange for large-scale demonstration pilots in Europe.
    • to expand, maintain and update the existing EU-wide Knowledge which should centralise information about stakeholders, CCAM related R&I programmes and projects in Europe and beyond.

  • Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure, with a focus on inland waterways

    Opened

    Code: 10446 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Transport infrastructure is vulnerable to climate change and other natural or human caused disruptions. Maintaining an elevated infrastructure reliability and performance is crucial for increasing the resilience of the transport system. The goal is smart, green, sustainable, climate-resilient and biodiversity friendly infrastructure.

  • Restoration of natural wetlands, peatlands and floodplains as a strategy for fast mitigation benefits; pathways, trade-offs and co-benefits

    Closed

    Code: 10440 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Projects are expected to assess the current extent and state of European wetlands, their current and potential GHG profile (with or without protection/restoration measures) and their medium to long-term mitigation capacity through restoration or other measures.

  • Advanced data-driven monitoring of building stock energy performance

    Opened

    Code: 10437 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This Call aims to develop a more robust, improved and consistent monitoring of performance (energy and other
    relevant aspects, such as indoor environment quality and life cycle) of buildings across the European sectors and through the whole value chain. Also, to a better informed planning of building infrastructure and better informed investment decision-making for designing future buildings and building processes.

  • Clean Energy Transition

    Opened

    Code: 10427 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The European Green Deal aims to transform Europe into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, with no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050.

  • Advanced high-performance Generation 4a, 4b (solid-state) Li-ion batteries supporting electro mobility and other applications (Batteries Partnership)

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    Code: 10417 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    The overarching R&I challenges lie in the development of solid-state electrolytes, cathode materials and anode materials enabling higher thermal and electrochemical stability while targeting higher energy / power densities, fast charging, cyclability and improved safety. These new materials should contribute in the control of thermal runaway at early stage, and create non-propagation designs. Developments should range from using conventional materials to using Li metal-based anode materials, aiming at reducing the amount of cobalt used in the production in addition to the other expected outcomes listed above.

  • Improved economic methods for decision-making on climate and environmental policies

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    Code: 10407 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 14/09/2021

    Actions should focus on the improvement of methodologies, practices and techniques for conducting economic appraisal of environmental policies, taking into account the progress in relevant sciences and in the understanding of the limitations of the methodologies and tools used so far, notably in impact studies.

  • Methane cracking to usable hydrogen and carbon

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    Code: 10397 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    A potential breakthrough technology is represented by the development of processes allowing the use of available fossil and renewable methane to economically generate hydrogen without any release of CO2 or other GHGs (as in current processes). To be advantageous on a life cycle basis, however, this requires a higher efficiency than in current processes and that the used natural or renewable gas is supplied by a chain with low upstream leakage.

  • Full-scale demonstration of heat upgrade technologies with supply temperature in the range 90 - 160°C

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    Code: 10368 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    This topic aims to satisfy the need for low temperature heat in the relevant industrial sectors, by upgrading lower temperature heat flows, including from renewable heat sources, ambient heat or industrial excess (waste) heat, as a cost-efficient way to improve energy efficiency and reduce the GHG emissions.

  • Fostering a just transition in Europe

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    Code: 10361 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Actions should enhance the understanding of the challenges of the “just transition” to climate-neutral and environmentally sustainable economies and societies, as envisaged in the European Green Deal and Next Generation EU.

  • Cyber secure and resilient CCAM (CCAM Partnership)

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    Code: 10358 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Safe and secure operation of vehicles and mobility systems is key to the further deployment of CCAM enabled mobility solutions, also to establish trust and acceptance amongst end users. Extending the system domains beyond the vehicle through connectivity (short range or networked) makes cybersecurity a fundamental building block for trusted (digital) interaction of road users with each other, the infrastructure and cloud-based solutions/services.

  • Preparing the ground for healthy soils: building capacities for engagement, outreach and knowledge

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    Code: 10348 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Missions | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 22/10/2021

    The intended mission’s goal, as specified in the mission report  is to ensure that by 2030 at least 75% of soils in each EU Member State are healthy, or show a significant improvement towards meeting accepted thresholds of indicators, to support ecosystem services.

  • ERA Chairs

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    Code: 10337 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 22/03/2022

    Research organisations located in Widening Countries (Cyprus and Greece are among the Widening Countries) interested in establishing an ERA Chair shall submit a proposal with the prospective ERA Chair holder who should be an outstanding researcher and/or innovator in the chosen scientific domain. 

  • More powerful and reliable on-board perception and decision-making technologies addressing complex environmental conditions (CCAM Partnership)

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    Code: 10295 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    To achieve secure and trustworthy interaction between vehicles, infrastructure and road users, robust and accurate on-board environment positioning and perception systems are essential for the extraction of reliable information required for realtime driving decision-making. Such functionalities have to guarantee the safety and reliability of future automated Vehicles.

  • Novel tandem, high efficiency Photovoltaic technologies targeting low cost production with earth abundant materials

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    Code: 10279 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 05/01/2022

    Tandem-junction cell architectures present a path towards higher module efficiencies over single-junction designs, because of the ability to absorb more efficiently the different wavelength regions of the solar spectrum by means of separate devices. The aim is to develop tandem cells and modules that will reach efficiencies >30%, offer the same lifetime and degradation rate as standard crystalline panels at only marginally higher cost, creating thus a viable economic pathway for commercialisation of these technologies.

  • Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI), connectivity and cooperation enabling and supporting CCAM (CCAM Partnership)

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    Code: 10275 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 24/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Actions are expected to address the activities either under area:

    A) Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) supporting CCAM or under area.

    B) Connectivity and cooperation as enablers for CCAM and advanced traffic management while taking into account the complementing nature of both areas.

  • Prevention of child sexual exploitation

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    Code: 10270 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Child Sexual Exploitation, including the increasing amount of child sexual abuse material detected online as well as the online solicitation of children for sexual purposes, remains a serious threat. Therefore, Research is needed to better understand the process leading to such offending actions.

  • Improved access to fighting crime and terrorism research data

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    Code: 10267 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    This topic aims to develop new data formats and mechanisms for data transfer, storage and security are and will be developed. Technical solutions should be developed that could help research activities comply with privacy and data protection requirements when handling data, while being able to extract information if needed.

  • Enhanced assessment of disaster risks, adaptive capabilities and scenario building based on available historical data and projections

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    Code: 10261 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    The assessment of disaster risks requires different types of actions ranging from soft measures to technologies.

    Proposals will result to the following outcomes:

    Innovative exposure and vulnerability analysis methods (e.g. social science, human health, cultural heritage, environment and biodiversity, public financial management and key economic sectors) and identifying key vulnerable groups and assets. Enhanced exploitation of monitoring data and satellite/remote sensing information as well as artificial intelligence to improve high-level assessment from international to local levels.

  • AI for cybersecurity reinforcement

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    Code: 10257 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/10/2021

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is present in almost every application area where massive data are involved. AI can be used to improve response and resilience such us for the early detection of threats and other malicious activities with the aim to more accurately identify, prevent and stop attacks. On the other hand, attackers are increasingly powering their tools by using AI or by manipulating AI systems (including the AI systems used to reinforce cybersecurity).

  • Modern biometrics used in forensic science and by police

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    Code: 10254 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Biometric technologies allow for a person to be recognised to a certain degree based on a set of features. Additionally, biometric technologies provide a crucial support to forensic investigation and as well as evidence in court. One of the key priorities here consists in the need for forensic tools to combat organised crime and smuggling, with the aim of increasing crime investigation through more efficient detection, as well as intensifying prosecutions and convictions.

  • Improved preparedness on attacks to public spaces

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    Code: 10248 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Public spaces have been the target of numerous terrorist and other violent attacks, causing significant loss of lives and causing societal insecurity as well as economic losses. Such attacks have proven to be very difficult to prevent and quick-reaction and preparedness to respond are the crucial elements in reducing their impact.

    The EU and its Member States have reacted to this challenge in the framework of the Action plan to support the protection of public spaces and their aim is to identify the inherent vulnerabilities of a specific target and thus to be able to put in place appropriate mitigation measures.

  • Scalable privacy-preserving technologies for cross-border federated computation in Europe involving personal data

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    Code: 10232 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/10/2021

    Building on research and innovation in the area of privacy-preserving computation, proposals should address scalability and reliability of privacy-preserving technologies in realistic problem areas and take integration with existing infrastructures and traditional security measures (e.g. access control).        

  • Teaming for Excellence

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    Code: 10216 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2021 | End submission calls: 05/10/2021

    The Teaming action is designed to support the creation of new centres of excellence or upgrading the existing ones in low R&I performing countries, building on partnerships between leading scientific institutions in Europe and the main beneficiary institutions in low R&I performing countries that display the willingness to engage together for this purpose.

  • Knowledge Networks for Security Research & Innovation

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    Code: 10211 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Successful results of research projects are a necessary but not sufficient condition to guarantee the uptake of innovation. Meanwhile, investment in security research needs to be designed taking into consideration how and when it can deliver outcomes that contribute to the development of security capabilities.

  • Improved detection of concealed objects on, and within the body of, persons

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    Code: 10206 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Research under this topic will increase the capabilities to detect objects concealed on persons, or hidden inside the body of persons. The proposed technology should be able to detect concealments on moving persons and should be based on non-ionising approaches that provide necessary safety and privacy.

  • Improved security in open-source and open-specification hardware for connected devices

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    Code: 10196 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/10/2021

    The quality of hardware and software, notably open source, for IoT and connected devices is improving. The aim is to support European trustworthy platforms by methods, tools and technologies that foster a stronger Cybersecurity, which can serve in a variety of connected devices.

  • Ensured infrastructure resilience in case of Pandemics

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    Code: 10193 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Security research related to infrastructure protection has been traditionally following a sectorial approach. With the aim of safeguarding autonomy, more sophisticated tools against unlawful gathering of information on infrastructures need to be developed.

  • Improved border checks for travel facilitation across external borders and improved experiences for both passengers and border authorities’ staff

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    Code: 10187 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Research should develop and systematically test and validate solutions to speed up and facilitate the border crossing experience (at land, sea and/or border crossing points for both travellers and staff of border authorities).

  • Developing a prioritisation mechanism for research programming in standardisation related to natural hazards and/or CBRN-E sectors

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    Code: 10180 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Increasing resilience to natural disasters or CBRN-E events closely relies on management procedures, technologies and tools. There is a need to ensure that any standardisation activities where a significant contribution to improve the disaster resilience through standardisation can be expected are developed in close cooperation with end users and prioritised with them while paying attention to the legal frameworks in place.

  • Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction for extreme climate events: from early warning systems to long term adaptation and resilience building

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    Code: 10172 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    In contemporary society, the capacity of communities and governments to manage expected and/or unexpected extreme climate events depends heavily on effective governance throughout the entire Disaster Risk Management cycle. This covers operational mechanisms ranging from short-term actions to long-term adaptation strategies and resilience building, including nature-based solutions.

  • Domestic and sexual violence are prevented and combated

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    Code: 10167 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Domestic violence keeps on being a persistent crime throughout Europe but the number of cases that are effectively reported to Police Authorities is very low. One of the causes is the limited protection offered to victims, fear, reluctance of neighbours to intervene by informing the Police Authorities, lack of awareness whom to turn to, which mechanisms exist, etc.

    Proposals are expected to address one of the following options:

    • Option A: Domestic violence
    • Option B: Sexual violence

  • Fight against organised environmental crime

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    Code: 10163 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Environmental crime breaches environmental legislation and causes significant harm or risk to the environment, climate and/or human health. Therefore, activities proposed within this topic should address both the technological and societal dimensions of environmental crime in a balanced way, as well as the needs of Police Authorities and other relevant security practitioners.

  • Fight against firearms trafficking

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    Code: 10153 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Firearms are the lifeblood of organised crime in Europe as well as worldwide. Firearms trafficking is a big enabler of organised crime and terrorism.

  • National Contact Points (NCPs) in the field of security and cybersecurity

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    Code: 10136 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    National Contact Points (NCPs) are support structures that have become an essential component in the implementation of successive Framework Programmes. Project proposals should aim to facilitate trans-national co-operation between NCPs, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to the applicants.

  • A maturity assessment framework for security technologies

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    Code: 10122 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Having awareness of the maturity of a system is an invaluable reference to understand how ready this system is to be deployed on a numeric scale. This topic invites applicants to submit proposals for the development of a maturity assessment framework that serves as a reference for the development of civil security technology-based solutions.

  • Fast deployed mobile laboratories to enhance situational awareness for pandemics and emerging infectious diseases

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    Code: 10116 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    The ability to rapidly identify viruses on scene under a proper quality control/assurance regime is crucial to ensure adequate risk assessment, optimal risk management, and proper counter measures. Therefore the determining factor is to bring a rapidly deployable diagnostic capacity as close as possible to the crisis area.

  • Dynamic business continuity and recovery methodologies based on models and prediction for multi-level Cybersecurity

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    Code: 10103 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 21/10/2021

    This action aims at developing new methodologies, services and tools for accelerating the self-recovery and possible adaptation of the infrastructures and supply chains after an attack. Τhe  focus should be on critical sectors (e.g. energy, transportation, health) as well as telecommunication networks.

  • Increased safety, security, performance of the European Border and Coast Guard and of European customs authorities

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    Code: 10093 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Research should investigate and define future capability needs for increasing the safety, security, performance and user experience of the operational staff of border and coast guards and of customs authorities.

  • Online identity theft is countered

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    Code: 10088 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    The “classical” form of identity theft has been a big business for years and consists in personal and financial data stolen online, sold in the underground economy and misused by criminal organisations all over the world, usually for financial gain. Therefore, Research is needed to develop new technological means of detecting deepfakes in support of the work of Police Authorities.

  • Fight against trafficking in cultural goods

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    Code: 10070 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Trafficking in cultural goods has become one of the most profitable criminal activities for organised crime groups and the booming art and antiquity market is creating new business models for organised crime.

  • Enhanced security and management of borders, maritime environment, activities and transport, by increased surveillance capability, including high altitude, long endurance aerial support

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    Code: 10063 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Border, coast guards and other security practitioners, require capabilities to monitor wider areas beyond the EU external borders in order to prevent, detect and react to crime, including that crossing external borders, illegal border crossings and/or smuggling at the border regions of the EU and of the Schengen area. This applies to all border contexts – land, sea and air – but it may be specifically useful in the maritime domain, and these capabilities could also have a strong impact on other maritime security-related tasks beyond border control.

  • Security research technologies driven by active civil society engagement: transdisciplinary methods for societal impact assessment and impact creation

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    Code: 10050 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/06/2021 | End submission calls: 23/11/2021

    Applied research presupposes that a distinct societal need is identified and that