The aim of Pillar 3 in Horizon 2020 is to respond to key ‘Societal Challenges’ identified by the EU. Funding is allocated to 6 major areas; Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing; Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research, and Bioeconomy; Secure, Clean, and Efficient Energy; Smart, Green, and Integrated Transport; Climate Action, Resource Efficiency, and Raw Materials; Inclusive, Reflective, and Innovative Societies; and Secure Societies. These areas are further divided into individual ‘calls’. The majority of the calls in Pillar 3 are Research and Innovation Actions, Innovation Actions, or Support Actions. Each call has quite specific aims and parameters. The most effective way of researching this pillar is to decide which area your research fits best and read the individual work programme to see which calls are applicable (always be aware that your research may fit into more than one priority area).
Work programmes relating to 'Societal Challenges' that are of specific interest to WIT include, Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing (Health), Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy (Food, Marine & Bio), Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy (Energy), Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Transport), Climate Action, Environment Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate), Europe in a Changing World – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies; Widening Participation (Changing World), Secure Societies (Security).
The H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 was published on 27 October 2017.
For a full listing of the remaining funding opportunities related to Pillar 3 – Societal Challenges click here