Call for making science education and careers attractive for young people H2020-SEAC-2015-1 Closed!


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

The aim of the specific objective 'Science with and for society' (Part V) is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.


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

  • SEAC-1-2015: Innovative ways to make science education and scientific careers attractive to young people. The Union needs all its talents to boost creativity and competitiveness. It needs an innovative science education which shall enable todays' and tomorrows' citizens to play a more active role in the Research and Innovation process, to make informed choices and to engage in a democratic, knowledge-based society. It needs young boys and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while at the same time adhering to the values embedded in Responsible Research and Innovation. In such a manner, the Union will reach the objective of a R&D intensity of 3% of GDP which is essential. Yet it has been increasingly difficult to attract adequate numbers of young people, to these domains and to avoid a brain-drain of talent from Europe. Therefore, a shift to innovative and effective methods is necessary, so as to raise the attractiveness of science education and scientific careers and boost the interest of young people in STEM.


  • SEAC-4-2015: EURAXESS outreach activities. The EURAXESS initiative with its four pillars is an important tool for the development and implementation of our policies on researchers’ mobility and careers thus contributing to the completion of the ERA and to the implementation of the Responsible Research and Innovation field. Two specific challenges are tackled in this topic targeting an open and transparent labour market for researchers by outreaching to industry and by building a human resources strategy for researchers.

European community funding

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

  • 10,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 September 2015 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for making science education and careers attractive for young people (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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