Update H2020 Work Programme 2016/17

On 25 July 2016 the European Commission has published an update of the H2020 Work Programme 2016/17. This update which includes numerous changes and additions replaces the original version of this Work Programme.

Some significant changes are for example:

  • Another overall novelty refers to the „Pilot on Open Research Data”, which aims at promoting the open access to research data. The pilot, which so far only comprises selected areas, will be expanded to all parts of the work programme. In detail, all topics opening on or after 26 July 2016 will participate in the Pilot on Open Research Data. As before, an “opt-out” remains possible any time.
  • Three additional topics were introduced in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): two CSAs as well as a RIA under the EU-Brazil Joint Call. Moreover, the revised version now provides details on the ICT-relevant Horizon 2020 Prizes as well as an overview of topics from other parts of the work programme which are particularly relevant for ICT.
  • Two further CSAs were added to the Work Programme for the key enabling technologies “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing” (NMBP). Further changes concern the schedule for “other actions” (e.g. a new call for a specific “ex-post impact evaluation“ on FP7).

  • In cross-sectional area of health / ICT, there is a new call for Active and Healthy Ageing.
  • In the field of food/bioeconomy new calls to Blue Growth and bio-based innovation as well as three new CSA have been included. There is also a significant change in scope and budget in the call on bee research (SFS-16-2017).
  • In environment/resource efficiency three new ERA-NET are now tendered in the areas of climate services, biodiversity and water.
  • In the Societal Challenge 6 "Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" 5 new topics on migration with a budget of more than EUR 10 million have been added.

Please note that in multiple calls there are changes to the deadlines, the submission process (one stage/two stages) or the formulation of the call text.

For more information and updated documents, please go here.