On the 11th and 12th September 2018 Moverim joined the Horizon 2020 Info Day on the work programme “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (SC5). During these days, the Directorate General Research and Innovation (RTD) and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) presented the 2019 calls for proposals to potential applicants.
Results after 5 years of H2020 implementation
The work programme 2018-2020 takes into account the intermediate evaluation of H2020, which underlined the presence of good performances, but underfunded. H2020 is on track to deliver value for money and to meet its knowledge creating objectives, with a strong European added value which spread knowledge and opportunities around the European Union. Until August 2018, the European Commission signed 19.000 signed Grant Agreements, for a total value of 33,17 billions of € of EU funds and 90.100 participations.
Next two years of implementation
During the next two years of H2020, the focus will be put on the implementation and dissemination of results, in order to reach the market in the fastest way possible. This is why a new topic (SC5-22-2019) has been introduced. Its aim will be to assess the performance, impact and effectiveness of the 87 projects financed by SC5 in 2014 and 2015. In addition to this, the last two years of the programme will address the main concerns of citizens (security, migration and economic situation). Moreover, impact will be an important focus. This will mean fewer and broader topics with sharpened impact statements, better dissemination of results, open access to data. The new initiatives tested in this period will create a bridge to enable a smooth transition to the successor to H2020, Horizon Europe.
The 2018-2020 work programme is divided into two calls:
• Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement”
• “Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
With a budget of € 116 and 256.10 million for 2019, the calls for proposals will open on the 14th November 2018 with the deadline on the 19th February 2019 (single stage e 1st step) and on the 4th of September 2019 (2nd stage).
During the info day the following topics have been presented:
• Circular Economy and Water
• Innovating cities, nature based solutions and heritage
• Raw Materials
• Climate Action and Earth Observation Materials
International cooperation is a cross-cutting priority of H2020. All the SC5 topics are open to international cooperation to make a greater impact on society, while defeating common problems. In some cases, cooperation between different countries represents a requirement in order to apply to the call:
• SC5-13-2018-2019: strengthening EU-CELAC cooperation on sustainable urbanization;
• LC-CLA-05-2019: climate services for Africa;
• LC-CLA-07-2019: cooperazione con i paesi che hanno partecipato al primo incontro ministeriale “Arctic Science”;
• CE-SC5-08-2019: responsible sourcing of raw materials in global value chains .
For some other countries there is a co-financing mechanism which supports their participation. These countries are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Macao, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan.