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EIT KIC Raw Materials short note

EIT RawMaterials is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. There are six regional Innovation Hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, (formally called Co-Location Centres (CLCs)) that represent different regional ecosystems connecting more than 120 partners from industry, research and education coming from over 20 EU countries. The mission of EIT RawMaterials is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new educational approaches and guided entrepreneurship. Take a look on this brochure and explore the different opportunities launched by the EIT RawMaterials that promote your networking capacity and boost Horizon 2020 proposals.

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Keys to Successful Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in H2020

The integration of Social Sciences and Humanities research (SSH) in Horizon 2020 projects comes with great opportunities but also with certain challenges. For decades, the European research was mainly focused on the expertise of researchers specialised in life and physical sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Now, the Horizon 2020 policy looks further – it is based on a premise that integration of SSH aspects into European research is essential to generate new knowledge and produce interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to both societal and technological issues.

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Climate Change Topics 2018-2020
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WssTP Water Innovation Europe 2017- The value of water

Technological and non-technological innovation will be essential to address these water challenges and to keep the cost of the solutions affordable. The WSSTP Water vision “The value of water” has introduced 4 innovation concepts that show the way to a future-proof circular water-smart society that is effectively and efficiently governed.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.