This September the European Commission will launch the Horizon 2020 GREEN DEAL call (budget 1 billion euros), which will close in early 2021.
This call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.
Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.
This is why the call will support
- pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
- innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
- social and value chain innovation
In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.
In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry.
The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI and Northern Ireland National Contract Points (NCPs) will organize a FREE one-day virtual event that will introduce the Green Deal call for proposals, present insights and expectations from the European Commission, next 13th October 2020. If you are interested please register now at https://h2020-green-deal-call-dublin.b2match.io/home (registrations will be open until 2th October 2020)
Fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is one of the main priorities of the European Commission.
In support of this priority, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with this dedicated call for proposals under the current research and innovation programme - Horizon 2020.
Additional research and innovation initiatives will be funded under the next EU research and innovation programme - Horizon Europe.
For more information please visit the page https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en