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EU Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges calls for International Cooperation

The ‘Societal Challenges’ subset of the Horizon 2020 programme has a number of calls where international collaboration is actively sought, and to make it easier to navigate through the vast number of calls on offer, we’ve consolidated the calls that have this feature into a helpful spread sheet. In this spread sheet each Societal Challenge has its own tab at the bottom, but it’s worth scrolling through all seven due to the way that the challenges have been set out.

The Commission has tried to be less prescriptive than in previous years in terms of the topic, and has now set headline challenges to encourage researchers to think ‘How could my research contribute to a solution?’ In this way, the calls have been organised not by classical subject divisions, but instead they look for interdisciplinary approaches to tackling some of Europe, and the world’s biggest questions.

We have also created a spreadsheet detailing all of the Horizon 2020 calls with international cooperation opportunities, but, in the interest of space, have organised all of the Societal Challenges onto a single sheet. For that all inclusive spreadsheet click here.

For more information on the Horizon 2020 calls read our blog, Horizon 2020: International Collaboration opportunities.