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Title
Public consultation on Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020
Policy field(s)
Research and Innovation
Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from civil society organisations, businesses, research institutions, policy makers, higher education institutions, science museums, science shops, scientific centres of excellence, local public authorities, cities of scientific culture, innovators and entrepreneurs (non-exhaustive list).
Period of consultation
From 06.06.2016 to 28.08.2016.
Objective of the consultation

The objective of Part IX of Horizon 2020 'Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy ' (Societal Challenge 2) is "to secure sufficient supplies of safe, healthy and high quality food and other bio-based products, by developing productive, sustainable and resource-efficient primary production systems, fostering related ecosystem services and the recovery of biological diversity, alongside competitive and low-carbon supply, processing and marketing chains. This will accelerate the transition to a sustainable European bioeconomy, bridging the gap between new technologies and their implementation".

The purpose of the present open public online consultation is to collect views and opinions on the strategy, scope, objectives, and expected impacts of the Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020.

Contributions to the present consultation will feed into preparation of the next Societal Challenge 2 Work Programme 2018-2020. The Commission expects to develop the content of Work Programme 2018-2020 during the fourth quarter of 2016 and first semester 2017, with adoption and publication of calls for proposals in the autumn of 2017.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the questionnaire
You may want to reserve 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, depending on how detailed your answers are. The maximum allowed time to complete the questionnaire by the system is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means that once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your response. You can, however, preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire ( 460 KB - section 6, page 8) here to help you to prepare your response.
Reference documents

Before completing the questionnaire, you may wish to take a look at the Horizon 2020 regulation and information about the specific part of the programme relating to 'Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy'.

Other documents you may find useful are:

  • the scene setter ( 460 KB) on the context of the present consultation, notably the policy thrust and general framework set by the President Jean-Claude Juncker's priorities, and Commissioner Moedas' strategy ‘Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World’. This document includes more information on the ‘Societal Challenge 2’ Work Programmes 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 and related policy activities.
  • a foresight report prepared about the 3rd Strategic Programme of Horizon 2020.

You may also wish to see the results of the previous targeted public consultation for the Societal Challenge 2 Work Programme 2016-2017, including the analysis of the contributions received ( 1 MB).

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Contact details

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Directorate for the Bioeconomy
Unit F1 -Strategy

E-mail: EC-SC2-CONSULTATION@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Directorate for the Bioeconomy
Unit F1 - Strategy
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium

Results of consultation and next steps

The contributions will be analysed by the European Commission. A short summary report on the consultation, including a complete analysis of the replies, will be published online by 01.09.2016..