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EC Consultation in preparation of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

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Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials


The European Commission is starting to prepare the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme and Calls for Proposals, to cover the period 2018-2019-2020. In this context, a targeted consultation of stakeholders has been launched, with respect to Societal Challenge 5 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials'. This consultation is the first step in the work programme's preperation; this will be the final Horizon 2020 work programme.


This consultation  is carried out on the basis of a series of questions. Main stakeholders such as European Technology Platforms, European Innovation Partnerships, Joint Programming Initiatives, contractual Public-Private Partnerships and other relevant representatives from professional organisations and civil society will be included in this consultation. The Commission will have discussions with the Member States on overall priorities for the 2018-2020 work programme in the third quarter of the year. The interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 is due to be published in summer 2017. The Commission expects, on the basis of the priorities identified through these consultations and on the basis of the recommendations in the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, to develop the content of the 2018-2020 work programme in the last quarter of 2016 and the first three quarters of 2017 with the adoption and publication of the calls for proposals not earlier than autumn 2017.


The consultation is being held until 8 April 2016. Further details on the consultation's results will be available by summer 2016.


For further information or to submit your contribution, please visit the relevant Horizon 2020 webpage: