Call for making science education and careers attractive for young people H2020-SEAC-2014-1 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-1-2014: 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-3-2014: Trans-national operation of the EURAXESS Service network. EURAXESS will help making a career in European research institutions more attractive, both for researchers in Europe who are facing career decisions and for those who are currently outside Europe and might consider relocating to Europe to develop their research careers here. By increasing the service level of the whole EURAXESS Services Network the benefit for the research community will be long-lasting and far-reaching.


  • SEAC-2-2014: Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education Curricula. This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe and beyond, via the design, production and dissemination of educational material and curricula for use by Higher Education Institutions and other higher education establishments, and their incorporation into educational programmes for science and engineering studies. The embedding of RRI in curricula will help Higher Education Institutions to shape more responsible and responsive researchers, able to better frame their research in a societal context, necessary for tackling societal challenges more effectively and in a more transdisciplinary manner.

European community funding

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

  • 12,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 October 2014 - 6 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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