Call for proposals 2017 - H2020 - Greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals (sdgs) H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020 Closed!


 This call focuses on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy in sync with the natural environment, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


This call covers the following topics:

  • CE-SC5-01-2018: Methods to remove hazardous substances and contaminants from secondary raw materials
  • CE-SC5-02-2018: Independent testing programme on premature obsolescence
  • CE-SC5-03-2018: Demonstrating systemic urban development for circular and regenerative cities
  • CE-SC5-04-2019: Building a water-smart economy and society
  • CE-SC5-05-2018: Coordinated approaches to funding and promotion of research and innovation for the circular economy
  • CE-SC5-06-2018: New technologies for the enhanced recovery of by-products
  • CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020: Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: sustainable processing, reuse, recycling and recovery schemes
  • CE-SC5-08-2018-2019-2020: Raw materials policy support actions for the circular economy
  • SC5-09-2018-2019: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials
  • SC5-10-2019-2020: Raw materials innovation actions: exploration and Earth observation in support of sustainable mining
  • SC5-11-2018: Digital solutions for water: linking the physical and digital world for water solutions
  • SC5-12-2018: EU-India water co-operation
  • SC5-13-2018-2019: Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems
  • SC5-14-2019: Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities
  • SC5-15-2018: Strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) - establishing 'EuroGEOSS'
  • SC5-16-2019: Development of commercial activities and services through the use of GEOSS and Copernicus data
  • SC5-17-2018: Towards operational forecasting of earthquakes and early warning capacity for more resilient societies
  • SC5-18-2018: Valuing nature: mainstreaming natural capital in policies and in business decision-making
  • SC5-19-2018: International network to promote cultural heritage innovation and diplomacy
  • SC5-20-2019: Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration
  • SC5-21-2019-2020: ERA-NET Cofund action(s) for climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

European community funding

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

  • 478,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 February 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 04 September 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 19 February 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 04 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (Work programme)

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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