[Manual for civil society org.] Why and how to participate in Horizon 2020?

Manual for civil society organisations on how to participate in projects financially supported by Horizon 2020 – published by Fondation Sciences Citoyennes.

Introduction by authors


We consider it important that NGOs seize the opportunities, which Horizon 2020 is offering. This brochure is aimed at giving a short practical introduction for NGOs on how to participate in projects financially supported by Horizon 2020. It is not aimed at giving a complete overview of the programme. Also, even if we have a rather critical reading of the Horizon 2020 programme as a whole (you will find some words on this in the text), the manual is not targeted at a critical analysis of H2020 but at giving help on how to use it.

The first part of this brochure gives a very short introduction into the functioning of the European context. It also proposes some wider reflections on research policies, NGOs and societal developments. The second part presents Horizon 2020. The third part is quite technical in order to help understanding the procedure of how to submit a project.

Document type
  • Practical Advice/Guide


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on June 1, 2016
Modified on June 3, 2016