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Energy Efficiency Research & Innovation

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIASub call of: H2020-EE-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 05-06-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €17,000,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Societal Challenges
OJ reference OJ C361 of 11. December 2013

Topic: Socioeconomic research on energy efficiency EE-12-2014

Specific Challenge: Energy efficiency is playing a growing role in local, national and European policy development. It is a complex issue spanning different disciplines like engineering and social sciences. To formulate long-term strategies and define cost-effective policies, policy makers need to better understand the macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency, and, at the microeconomic level, the evolution of energy (and where appropriate exergy[1]) efficiency, the influence of consumer behaviour, the influence of institutional factors,  and the implications of trends in society and technologies..

Scope: Foresight socio-economic activities informing the debate on the development and monitoring of energy efficiency strategies, taking a forward looking approach to the horizon 2030 and beyond. Proposals may also research the multiple benefits of energy efficiency or look at the evolution of social, economic, cultural and educational barriers. They may also study major trends in society and their implications, or advance knowledge of consumer behaviour (e.g. rebound effect) and the impact of institutional factors. They can either adopt a cross-sectorial approach or be specific to certain relevant sectors. Proposals may feed the development of energy efficiency strategies, policies and programmes at all governance levels. Where appropriate, they should take gender issues into account as well as existing macroeconomic and microeconomic models and results of socio-economic sciences and humanities. A specific priority will be given to the development of micro-economic analysis of the updated energy efficiency measures.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of around EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact: Positive impact on energy efficiency policy development, evidenced for instance by their reference into impact assessments, strategy papers or other policy documents.

Type of action: Research & Innovation Actions

[1] Exergy is the valuable part of energy which can be converted into useful work.

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

3. Evaluation
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

 5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome on the one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

Research and Innovation Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
Standard evaluation form
Annotated Model Grant Agreement

7. Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.


Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 10. Secure, clean and efficient energy en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Flash Call Info en

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