The Green Deal call aim at mobilizing research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.
The European Commission launched a public consultation to shape a new HORIZON 2020 earlier this year and the next thing we are expected to hear about it is when the call, with a budget of 1 billion euros, will supposedly be published mid-September.
Which are the priorities?
Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions. Thus, the Green Deal will support:
- pilot applications, demonstration projects, and innovative products
- innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
- social and value chain innovation
In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.
In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport, and modernization towards a clean and circular industry.
Structure of the call
The call will be structured in 11 areas, 8 thematic and 3 horizontal.
- Call area 1: Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges
- Call area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy
- Call area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy
- Call area 4: Energy and resource-efficient buildings
- Call area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility
- Call area 6: Farm to Fork
- Call area 7: Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
- Call area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
- Call area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal
- Call area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe
- Call area 11: Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa
A bit of background
Fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is one of the main priorities of the European Commission.
In support of this priority, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with this dedicated call for proposals under the current research and innovation programme – Horizon 2020.
Additional research and innovation initiatives will be funded under the next EU research and innovation programme – Horizon Europe.
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