Call for proposals 2017 - H2020 - Socioeconomic and cultural transformations in the context of the fourth industrial revolution H2020-SC6-TRANS-2018-2019-2020 Closed!


The aim of the call is to address the challenges linked to the compounded socioeconomic and cultural origins and effects in Europe of the fourth industrial revolution in a context of globalisation and digitisation and to provide alternative policy options. R&I activities will provide new evidence and policy options in order to mitigate or support these transformations with a view to enhancing the diversity of cultures and social bonds, the existing or nascent social and cultural strengths of Europe, as well as reinforcing the social, cultural and economic benefits of the fourth industrial revolution where relevant. They will thus contribute to fostering equitable and sustainable prosperity and culture in the broad sense through objective scientific evaluations, social, cultural and technological innovation, co-creation and bottom-up solutions. The call's activities will also contribute to the objectives and the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


This call covers the following topics:

  • TRANSFORMATIONS-01-2018: Research for inclusive growth: addressing the socioeconomic effects of technological transformations
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020: Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-03-2018-2019: Innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable urban environments
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-04-2019-2020: Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-05-2018: Cities as a platform for citizen-driven innovation
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-06-2018: Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-07-2019: The impact of technological transformations on children and youth
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-08-2019: The societal value of culture and the impact of cultural policies in Europe
  • SU-TRANSFORMATIONS-09-2018: Social platform on endangered cultural heritage and on illicit trafficking of cultural goods
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-10-2020: Evolving European media landscapes and Europeanisation
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-11-2019: Collaborative approaches to cultural heritage for social cohesion
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020: Curation of digital assets and advanced digitisation
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-13-2019: Using big data approaches in research and innovation policy making
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-14-2018: Supply and demand-oriented economic policies to boost robust growth in Europe – Addressing the social and economic challenges in Europe
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-15-2020: Society and innovations: understanding the contexts, processes and consequences
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-16-2019: Social platform on the impact assessment and the quality of interventions in European historical environment and cultural heritage sites
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-17-2019: Societal challenges and the arts
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-18-2020: Technological transformations, skills and globalization - future challenges for shared prosperity   
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-19-2020: Culture beyond borders – Facilitating innovation and research cooperation between European museums and heritage sites
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-20-2020: European Competence Centre for the preservation and conservation of Monuments and Site
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-21-2020: Mentoring scheme for schools: mainstreaming innovation by spreading the advanced ICT-based teaching practices to a wide circle of school
  • TRANSFORMATIONS-22-2020: Enhancing access and uptake of education to reverse inequalities
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-23-2020: To set up a digital accessibility observatory as a forum to take stock of market and technological developments, monitor progress in digital accessibility and provide opportunities for exchange of best practices
  • DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-24-2020: European Museum Collaboration and Innovation Space


European community funding

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

  • 103,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 March 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 14 March 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 19 March 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 12 January 2021 - 8 months 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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