Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials – Work Programme 2018-2020 preparation

The European Commission is starting to prepare the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme and calls for proposals, to cover the period 2018-2019-2020.

Within Societal Challenge 5, research and innovation aims to “achieve a resource – and water – efficient and climate change resilient economy and society, the protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems, and a sustainable supply and use of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet’s natural resources and eco-system” and hence to address societal needs and socio-economic priorities.

Since the adoption of Horizon 2020 the socio-economic and policy context has been changing (see the background document below). For Societal Challenge 5, the budget to be allocated will be in the order of magnitude of €1 billion. The responsibility is great, hence the decision to launch a new consultation of stakeholders to gather valuable input for this final programming period.

Participants are asked to answer to (one or several) of five key questions which will be taken into account for the development of future research and innovation priorities for SC5. Responses should be sent via e-mail by 8 April 2016.

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