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 2018 -19.

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 2018-2020. An overview of SSH relevant topics can be also found on the participant portal here.

For a quick overview about funding opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Net4Society compiled a short guide on SSH-relevant Topics in Work Programme 2018/20.

Furthermore Net4Society compiled two additional documents which on the one hand concentrate on migration policy and on the other hand monitor the diverse policies, programmes and projects of the EU which fit in the scope of Societal Challenge 6.

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.



  • Learning from Horizon 2020 evaluators

    [PDF - 186.1 kB]

    Recommendations to Societal Challenge 6 applicants given by Horizon 2020 evaluators. (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/Net4Society4_D_3_1_2_Factsheet_Evaluators_final.pdf)

  • Opportunities for SSH Researchers Work Programme 2018-2020

    [PDF - 24.04 MB]

    A compilation of SSH relevant topics in all parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/SSH_Opportunities_Document_2018-2020_update_final.pdf)

  • Migration policy factsheet

    [PDF - 267.4 kB]

    Factsheet on migration policy of the EU. (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/migration-policy11DIC2017.pdf)

  • Transformations policy factsheet

    [PDF - 275.8 kB]

    Factsheet on digital transformations policy of the EU. (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/Transformation.pdf)

  • E-government policy factsheet

    [PDF - 252.7 kB]

    Factsheet on e-government policy of the EU. (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/egovernment%20policy.pdf)


    • Natalia Morazzo
    • Task leader
    • APRE
    • Email Address: morazzo@apre.it
    • Marco Galeotti
    • Task leader
    • APRE
    • Email Address: galeotti@apre.it

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