Horizon 2020

Following FP7, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s main instrument for funding research and development, which runs from 2014 to 2020.

 Some key figures:

  • At least 60% of the overall Horizon 2020 budget is expected to be related to sustainable development.
  • Climate-related expenditure is expected to exceed 35% of the Horizon 2020 budget, as part of the multi-annual financial framework commitment to allocate 20% of all EU spending to the mainstreaming of climate action.

There are significant opportunities for innovation for businesses, communities and other groups.

There are a variety of funding mechanisms in Horizon 2020 (e.g. individual fellowships, infrastructural awards and collaborative research projects).

We facilitate the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via our role as National Delegate and Contact Point for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Horizon 2020 National Support Network.

EC catalogue of H2020 SC5 projects 2014-2017

Read more on Societal Challenge 5

Open Calls

The EC has now pre-published the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme 2018-2020. The 2018 calls will closed on the 27th February 2018.

Read more on our Open Calls page

Horizon 2020 SC5 Events

The EPA, incollaboration with Enterprise Ireland is organising events to disseminate and promote Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5.

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EPA Support

We actively promote, encourage and facilitate the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via its role as National Delegate and Contact Point for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.

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Horizon 2020 SC5 Irish Results

The catalogue of the EU selected projects resulting from the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 2014 calls is available here

Details of H2020 SC5 Irish Results can be found here

Future Work Programmes

As part of our role as National Delegate, we will gather your feedback (via the National Working Group) for upcoming Work Programmes (i.e. future calls).

If you or have ideas of topics for inclusion in future Work programmes, please contact us. 

You can also influence the contents of future calls by getting involved in other EU initiatives, such as the Joint Programming Initiatives or the European Innovation Partnerships.

Read the EC expert group reports here.