Useful Guides

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Report on relevant initiatives and networks and their organograms

The objective of this report is to provide SC5 NCPs with a comprehensive overview of the main initiatives and networks that may be of interest for their work and/or for their clients.

In particular, this report aims at:
• Identifying and listing the relevant initiatives related to SC5 topics;
• Characterizing each initiative thanks to a synthetic factsheet elaborated by the authors;
• Highlighting why each initiative may be of interest for SC5 NCPs.

The main output of this report is the final list of relevant initiatives and multilateral networks investigated, while specifying the potential added value for SC5 NCPs and/or their clients (section 5) as well as a comprehensive set of factsheets describing each initiative (section 6).

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Short Guide to the SME instrument for Eco-innovators

This guide addresses eco-innovation SMEs with a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalize intending to submit a proposal to calls for the SME instrument of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”. It contains hints on how to prepare for proposal conception and concrete suggestions and tips for the drafting of the different chapters of the proposal, complementing the instructions provided in the proposal template.

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Opportunities Document for SSH in Horizon 2020

This document is designed to help potential proposers find SSH-related topics across the different parts of Horizon 2020 in Work Programmes 2016 -17.

Horizon 2020 aims at fully integrating Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in each of its pillars and specific objectives. SSH is therefore a cross-cutting issue and embedded in the whole framework programme.

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Four Short Reports SRIA WATER JPI

The objective of this report is to make an overview of the changes mad in Water JPI Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda V1.0, focusing on modification relevant for NCPs Activities.

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Circular Economy Fact Sheet

In recent years, the European Commission has intensified its efforts to foster economic, social and environmental prosperity by moving to a circular economy and society. A systemic approach to eco-innovation is intended to promote new modes of production and consumption, triggering a disruptive transformation for a resource efficient society.

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Circular Economy Topic 2019-2020

The Horizon 2020 work programmes (WPs) for years 2018 - 2020 were designed around four main Focus Ares namely the Focus Area 'Connecting economic and environmental gains - the Circular Economy'.
Further development of a sustainable, resource efficient and competitive economy will require a transition to a more circular economic model with products, processes, services and business models that are designed to maintain the value and utility of materials and resources in the economy for as long as possible. The circular economy solutions should combine a strong environmental rationale with a convincing business logic.

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E-Booklet of Best Praticies - third update

The “E-booklet of Best Practices“ was compiled to provide practical help to all National Contact Points (NCPs) of Horizon 2020 programme Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials“ (SC5). The booklet facilitates and fosters the common knowledge and best practices shared within the member organisations of NCPs CaRE network. The main aim was to create a versatile practical guiding manual, which would identify and openly disseminate good practices of supporting interested researchers and programme applicants within the network.

Explanation about the updates in E-booklet (June 2018 vs. January 2017)
The main changes in 2018 in comparison to the previous "E-booklet" versions are a new section in chapter 7 -  7.5. "Statistical sources for Horizon 2020 SC5 data" (+ a shorter version of this document to be distributed as a handout during information days, available in the "Templates and materials" section), a new leaflet " Horizon 2020 SC5 project proposals need experts. " also in the "Templates and materials" section and tips for proofreading proposals which can be found in chapter 5 (5.6). Other chapters remained in the major part the same, occasionally some minor corrections and additions were made in the text.

In addition, the impact assessment of this "E-booklet" has been carried out via a questionnaire for "new" NCPs ("new" refers to SC5 NCPs who started their work after the launch of the first "E-booklet”). 

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Factsheet on Success Stories SC5 CLIMATE

Horizon 2020 considers the socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) as cross-cutting and integrated in all the priorities and objectives of the Programme. The Societal Challenge 5involves this research in order to tackle the societal challenges and to provide the most suitable impact for society.

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RRI Opportunities in Horizon 2020

This document follows the first edition of Opportunities E-Book for Work Programme 2014-2015 for Science with and for Society.
This e-book is meant to be a guideline of the different funding opportunities with relevance to Science with and for Society stakeholders in the different parts of the Work Programme 2016-2017. Thus it identifies topics with one or more SwafS dimension to guide SWAFS’ stakeholders through the different H2020 Work Programmes.

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International cooperation SC5 calls 2018-2020

The work programme (WP) for years 2018 – 2020 will focus on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate resilient economy in sync with the natural environment, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the COP21 Paris Agreement (PA).

One of the measures Commission is implementing to tackle overall and thematic specific issues in this WP is focused on the reinforcement of international cooperation across both calls and topics with a strong international dimension, especially to ensure the follow-up and implementation of the COP21 PA.

The topics with the special emphasis on the international cooperation are highlighted in this table. For details please consult WP.