Overview of calls for cities and communities in Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges

The newly published work programme for Societal Challenges 5 includes several calls for cities and urban development. The focus in the calls is on circular cities, nature-based solutions, health in cities and transforming urban heritage:

  • CE-SC5-03-2018: Demonstrating systemic urban development for circular and regenerative cities. Innovation Action, Budget range 10 MEUR per project
  • SC5-13-2018-2019: Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems. Research and Innovation action, budget range: 5 MEUR per project
  • SC5-14-2019: Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities. Innovation Action, budget range 10 MEUR per project
  • SC5-20-2019: Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration. Innovation action, budget range: 7-8 MEUR per project

However, there are several opportunities for cities and communities in other Societal Challenges, too. In order to facilitate the screening process, the NCPs CaRE project decided to lend a hand with this overview of calls related to cities and communities in the other societal challenges:

Societal Challenge 2: Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy

CE-SFS-24-2019: Innovative and citizen-driven food system approaches in cities

  • Innovation Action; Funding range 6 MEUR per project

CE-SFS-25-2018: Integrated system innovation in valorising urban biowaste

  • Innovation Action; Funding range 10 MEUR per project

CE-RUR-10-2019: Circular bio-based business models for rural communities

  • Innovation Action; Funding range 10 MEUR per project

Societal Challenge 3: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

SCC-1-2018-2019-2020: Smart Cities and Communities

  • Innovation Action, Funding range 15-20 MEUR per project

Societal Challenge 6: Innovative, Inclusive and Reflective Societies

SC6-TRANSFORMATION-03-2018-2019: Innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable urban environments

  • Coordination and Support Action, Funding range 1.5MEUR per project

SC6-TRANSFORMATION-05-2018: Cities as a platform for citizen-driven innovation

  • Coordination and Support Action, Funding range 1 MEUR per project

For more information on the calls, please refer to the Research and Innovation participant portal.

The European Commission published a wider list of topics related to Cities and Urban Development