Horizon 2020 Call Information

Net4Society offers a collection of links and documents to find Horizon 2020 funding opportunities in the field of Societal Challenge 6 "Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" and Social Sciences & Humanities.

The new document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020" is now available for download on this website.

This document is designed to help potential proposers find SSH-related topics across the different parts of Horizon 2020 in Work Programmes 2016 -17.

Download the document here

Official information sources on the Horizon 2020 funding opportunities are the Research Participant Portal and EUROPA - the server of DG Research and Innovation, the directorate responsible for Horizon 2020. Please consult the Research Participant Portal to receive the official call documents.

Social sciences and humanities (SSH) should be embedded in all parts of Horizon 2020. To give an overview on the SSH aspects in the different programme parts of Horizon 2020, Net4Society has published an analysis on SSH integration in Horizon 2020 on the basis of the Specific Programme and the first work programmes.

In addition, Net4Society has compiled the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH)".  It includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2016/2017. An overview of SSH relevant topics can be also found on the participant portal here.

While research projects in the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities are funded by the European Commission in all parts of Horizon 2020, a major focus of SSH relevant themes can be found in Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" under the Horizon 2020 Part III "Societal Challenges". It follows a top-down approach, so proposals must address the given topics. The funding topics are regularly published in the "Call for proposals". Researchers can apply for funding within a set time of mostly 6-7 months in which they can prepare their proposal for funding of a research project.



  • Opportunities for SSH Researchers (Update 2017)

    [PDF - 8.57 MB]

    A compilation of SSH relevant topics in all parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016/2017 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/SSH_opportunities_document_update2017.pdf)

  • Analysis of SSH integration in Horizon 2020

    [PDF - 280.0 kB]

    Preliminary analysis of SSH relevant aspects in the Specific Programme of Horizon 2020 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/Net4Society_SSHOpportunities_H2020_PreliminaryReport_final.pdf)


    • Natalia Morazzo
    • Task leader
    • APRE
    • Email Address: morazzo@apre.it
    • Elena Maffia
    • Task leader
    • APRE
    • Email Address: maffia@apre.it

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