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 current calls in Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" were published on 10 December 2014.

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 with deadlines in 2015 in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2014/2015. 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.

Open Calls

The currently open calls for the Societal Challenge 6 „Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies“ can be found on the Participant Portal here.

There are several calls within the Societal Challenge 6 which are listed below, together with the deadline for the 2015 topics.

- „Call for Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe“ (Deadline: 28 May 2015)

- „Call for the Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusice and Sustainable Europe“ (Deadline: 28 May 2015)

- „Call for Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities“
(Deadline: for the topic REFLECTIVE-7-2014 the deadline is 30 September 2014, for the 2015 topics the deadline is 28 May 2015)

- „Call for Europe as a Global Actor“ (Deadline: for the topics INT-1-2014/15 and INT-2-2014/15 the deadline is 12 May 2015, for all other 2015 topics the deadline is 28 May 2015)

- „Call for New Forms of Innovation“ (Deadline: 28 May 2015, with the exception of the SME-instrument topics INSO-9-2015 and INSO 10-2015, which have several cut-off dates).



  • Opportunities for SSH Researchers (2015)

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    A compilation of SSH relevant topics with 2015 deadlines in all parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014/2015 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/NET4SOCIETY_Opportunities_SSHresearchers_2015_final.pdf)

  • Analysis of SSH integration in Horizon 2020

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    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)


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