Other funding opportunities

In addition to Horizon 2020, a number of European research funding initiatives provide further funding opportunities for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). On this website, open calls of relevance for SSH in ERA-Nets, Joint Programming Initiatives, Joint Technology Initiative or Article 185-Initiatives are listed.

Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs)

The overall aim of the Joint Programming is to pool national research efforts, by the efficient use of Europe's public R&D funds, and by tackling common European grand societal challenges, which are beneficial for society and European competitiveness. This aim is shared with the Member States’ common vision for strategic research agendas on addressing those major societal challenges.

Open Calls in Joint Programming Initiatives:

Open Call for JPI More Years, Better Lives: Equality and Wellbeing across Generations - Deadline 14 September 2020

Open Call for JPI-CH Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives - Deadline 22 September 2020

Open Call for JPI Urban Europe: Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods - Deadline full proposal 24 September 2020


The ERA-NETs under Horizon 2020 will be implemented by using a specific, new type of action: ERA-NET Cofund merging the former ERA-NET and ERA-NET Plus into a single instrument with the central and compulsory element of implementing one substantial call with top-up funding from the Commission. The focus of ERA-NETs is therefore shifting from the funding of networks to the top-up funding of single joint calls for transnational research and innovation in selected areas with high European added value and relevance for Horizon 2020.

Open Calls in ERA-Nets:

Open Call for ERA-NET BlueBio: Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources - Deadline 14 September 2020

 Joint Undertakings / Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

Joint Technology Initiatives evolved out of a limited number of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) that bring together industry and other stakeholders on specific topics to define research priorities. JTIs are a means to implement the Strategic Research Agendas (SRAs) of some of these European Technology Platforms.

Open Calls in Joint Undertakings / JTIs: 

Currently no open calls.


Article 185-Initiatives

Initiatives based on Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (= TFEU) foresee the participation of the EU in the joint implementation of national research and development programmes.

Open Calls in Article 185-Initiatives:

Open Call in PRIMA Section 2 Multi-Topic, Deadline: Full-Proposal 16 September 2020


Other funding opportunities


Open Calls:

European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021: Deadline 1 October 2020

Innovative Medcine Initatives: IMI2 - Call 23: Deadline Stage 1 Proposal 29th September 2020