ec green deal
  • Published on 01 Jul 2020
  • Calls for Projects

Research and innovation for the European Green Deal

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 by launching dedicated calls for proposals in the Horizon 2020 programme. So is The European Green Deal Call.

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.

In addition to technological development and demonstration, the Green Deal Call also encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens. And, of course, there is a link to the current pandemic. In relation to COVID-19, 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 Green Deal call will be formally adopted as amendment to Horizon 2020 mid-September. More information about the call and deadlines you will find here.