The REA manages a large share of Horizon 2020 in five different big areas:
Since December 2013, a number of calls managed by the REA were launched. The agency is also in charge of managing FP7 projects in the areas of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, in space and security research and in FP7 research for the benefit of SMEs.
The projects are selected via calls for proposals announced on the Participants Portal. If you would like to submit a research proposal in one of these areas, check for open
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Currently there is one open call in this area :
H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE): promotes research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas between research and market.
The call deadline is 28 April 2015 and the available budget is €80 million.
Evaluation is scheduled to start in May and the applicants should be informed by the results around end of September. All grant agreements should be signed the latest by the end of this year.
One call have closed this year:
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN): funding is available to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, while raising excellence and structuring research and doctoral training.
The call deadline was 13 January 2015 and the available budget is €370 million.
The 5+3 month periods for evaluation and grant preparation applies. Applicants will be informed of their evaluation results by mid-June 2015 at the latest, and all grant agreements should be signed by mid-September 2015.
The funded actions are expected to add on research activities of the Member States and of the European Space Agency (ESA).
The total budget of the H2020 Space Work Programme amounts ca. €1,7 billion of which the REA will manage ca. €830 million in the domains 'Earth Observation', 'Protection of European assets in and from Space' and 'Competitiveness of European Space Technology'. Other domains of the H2020 Space Work Programme include 'Applications in Satellite Navigation' (Galileo) and 'SME Instrument in space research and development'. The H2020 Galileo Calls will be managed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in Prague.
Currently there are three open calls in H2020 space research managed by the REA:
H2020-PROTEC-2015*: Protection of European assets in and from Space focusses on solutions to reduce the impact of space debris. The indicative available budget is €6,5 million.
H2020-COMPET-2015*: Competitiveness of European Space Technology call maintains the support in the key areas including critical technologies, access to space and space technologies at low technology readiness level (TRL) while extending its reach to other areas of space science and exploration and new domains of international cooperation. The indicative available budget is €36,5 million.
Three calls for proposals have been closed on 26 March 2014:
The Secure Societies research action aims to protect the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Its specific objective is to foster secure European societies in a context of unprecedented transformation and growing global interdependencies and threats, while strengthening the European culture of freedom and justice.
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Three calls for research proposals are closed:
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2015: Widespread Twinning aims at building upon the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices between research institutions and leading partners.
Two calls were recently closed:H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1: Widespread TEAMING aims at setting up new centres of excellence by pairing them up with leading institutions.
The call deadline is 17 September 2014 and the available budget is €11,850,000
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2: Widespread ERA Chairs aims at building upon the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices between research institutions and leading partners. The call deadline was 15 October 2014 and the available budget is €33,600,000.
H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA: FET-Open, Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies – Research Projects aims to support early-stage joint science and technology research for radically new future technological possibilities. The call is entirely non-prescriptive with regards to the nature or purpose of the technologies that are envisaged and thus targets mainly the unexpected. A bottom-up selection process will build up a diverse portfolio of projects.
H2020-FETOPEN-2015-CSA: FET-Open , Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies – Coordination, and Support Actions 2015. These actions aim to achieve thought-leadership on new and emerging technologies with the strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers. The aim is to improve long-term innovation potential in Europe, both from an abundance of novel ideas and from a range of actors ready to take them forward;
The available budget is 14,6 million
2. H2020-REFLECTIVE-6-2015:funds actions on innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets. It supports and promotes access to and reuse of digital cultural heritage resources (available in scientific collections, archives, museums, libraries and cultural heritage sites) as part of research and innovation.
The budget for this call is €10 million.
3. H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015: The overarching theme is 'The young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe'. This call includes the following topics:
The available budget is €9,45 million.
4. H2020-EURO-6-2015: This call is part of the overarching theme 'Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe' and it includes the following topic:
The available budget for this theme is €11.5 million
5. H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2015: This call is part of the overarching theme 'Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe' and it includes the following topic
The available budget for this theme is €5 million.
6. H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015: The overarching theme is 'Europe as a global actor' and includes the following topics:
The available budget covering all these themes is €25 million.
7. H2020-INSO-2015: This call is part of the overarching theme New forms of innovation and includes the following topics:
The deadline for these calls is 28 May 2015.
More information: complete list of all opened calls for this programme
Closed calls: Grant agreements of the closed calls are expected to be signed, for INSO end of this year, for EURO and YOUNG by the end of January 2015 and for REFLECTIVE by the end of May 2015.
List of all closed calls