News archive - Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges

Horizon 2020 contributes directly to tackling the major societal challenges identified in Europe 2020 and its flagship initiatives. It will contribute equally to creating industrial leadership in Europe. It will also increase excellence in the science base, essential for the sustainability and long term prosperity and wellbeing of Europe. To achieve these aims, the proposals include a full range of support that is integrated across the research and innovation cycle. Horizon 2020 therefore brings together and strengthens activities currently funded under the 7th Framework Programme for research, the innovation parts of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. In this way, the proposals are also designed to realise a substantial simplification for participants.

Societal Challenges (from the Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020):

1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing

2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy

3. Secure, clean and efficient energy

4. Smart, green and integrated transport

5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials

6. Inclusive, innovative and secure societies

More details about the Societal Challenges are available in the attachment.

Source: EC Horizon 2020

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on January 15, 2013
Modified on January 15, 2013