Call for proposals for Health Co-ordination activities H2020-HCO-2015 Closed!

Objectives

The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The “Societal challenges” responds directly to the policy priorities and societal challenges that are identified in the Europe 2020 strategy and that aim to stimulate the critical mass of research and innovation efforts needed to achieve the Union's policy goals.

The specific objective is to fully exploit the potential of Europe's talent pool and to ensure that the benefits of an innovation-led economy are both maximised and widely distributed across the Union in accordance with the principle of excellence.

Funding shall be focused on the following specific objectives:
(a) Health, demographic change and well-being.
(b) Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research. and the bioeconomy.
(c) Secure, clean and efficient energy.
(d) Smart, green and integrated transport.
(e) Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
(f) Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
(g) Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

Actions

Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • HCO-03-2015: Support for European Reference Networks. Después de la actualización del Programa de Trabajo de 22 de julio 2014 este topic se ha eliminado de la convocatoria.
  • HCO-11-2015: ERA NET Collaboration and alignment of national programmes and activities in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system. The challenges in the areas of brain-related diseases can only be met by an effective cooperation at transnational level avoiding the duplication of efforts, ensuring the availability of critical mass, efficiently using available resources, exchanging knowledge, producing more significant results of higher quality and impact, and sharing data and infrastructures.
  • HCO-12-2015: ERA NET: Antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem. It is considered by the World Health Organization as one of the three greatest threats to human health for the next decades. In Europe, however, research on the resistance to antibiotics and on how to make sustainable use of antibiotics is fragmented. In addition, few countries have specific programs dedicated to this field of research. The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) provides an excellent opportunity for joint research of the EU Member States addressing the emerging problem of antibiotic resistance in human and veterinary medicine. Indeed, the currently funded research projects in national or trans-national programs are usually the result of calls initiated within other research areas rather than from research programmes specifically focusing on AMR. Consequently, the variable and non-permanent resources of trans-national organisations and individual countries are insufficient to provide the long-term funding opportunities that are required to solve the major research questions concerning AMR. In addition, research activities on AMR are not harmonised between countries; which may lead to duplications in the research being performed in different countries.
  • HCO-13-2015: ERA-NET: Cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of death in the EU and account for 40% of deaths or 2 million deaths per year. Overall CVD is estimated to cost the EU economy almost EUR 110 billion a year, and they are also one of the leading causes of long term sickness and loss to the labour market. CVD is therefore a major health problem in every country in Europe. Despite this overall burden, research into CVD is fragmented. In addition, few countries have specific programs dedicated to this field of research. The challenges in the area of cardiovascular research can only be met by an effective cooperation at transnational level avoiding the duplication of efforts, ensuring the availability of critical mass, efficiently using available resources, exchanging knowledge, producing more significant results of higher quality and impact, and sharing data and infrastructures.
  • HCO-06-2015: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: 2015 priority. Topic details will be provided in line with the timetable of the GACD priority setting process and will included at the same time as the financing decision for 2015 is adopted.
  • HCO-03-2015. New topic after the update to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme of 22 July 2014

 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 29,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 February 2015 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Health Co-ordination activities (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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