Call Smart and sustainable cities H2020-SCC-2016-2017 Closed!


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 foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • SCC-1-2016-2017 - IA Innovation action
  • SCC-02-2016-2017 - IA Innovation action
  • SCC-04-2016 - ERA-NET-Cofund ERA-NET Cofund
  • SCC-03-2016 - RIA Research and Innovation action

European community funding

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

  • 120,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 April 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 1)
  • 08 March 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 2)
  • 06 September 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 3)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

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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