Stakeholder consultation on priorities for the upcoming work programme of Horizon 2020 societal challenges

Monday, 4 April, 2016

The European Commission is starting to launch the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme and calls for proposals to cover the period 2018-2020. Within Societal Challenge 5, research and innovation aims to "achieve a resource – and water – efficient and climate change resilient economy and society, the protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems, and a sustainable supply and use of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and eco-system" and hence to address societal needs and socio-economic priorities.

Stakeholders are asked to consider five questions and send their responses to

To support the proposals any available evidence such as assessments of research and innovation trends, across the six sub-challenges of Societal Challenge 5 (e.g. Protecting the environment, sustainably managing natural resources, water, biodiversity and ecosystems; Developing comprehensive and sustained global environmental observation and information systems) should be cited.

The consultation closes on Friday, 8 April 2016.

The consultation document is available here and all background information regarding this consultation and the whole work programme can be found on the Horizon 2020 website.