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Health Co-ordination activities

H2020-HCO-2014Sub call of: H2020-HCO-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013
Publication date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 15-04-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €40,000,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Closed OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Joint programming: Co-ordination action for the joint programming initiative (JPI) 'more years better lives the challenges and opportunities of demographic change' HCO-02-2014

Specific challenge: Following the implementation of the actions foreseen by the Commission’s Communication on Joint Programming to tackle Europe’s major societal challenges, the Competitiveness Council has welcomed the progress made by EU Member States in Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) launched so far. Several Council Conclusions on Joint Programming[1] invite the Commission to support JPIs via Coordination and Support Actions.

The JPI "More Years, Better Lives - the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change" enhances coordination and collaboration between national research programmes related to demographic change. It enables Member States to pursue common visions and a strategic research agenda on demographic change.

Proposals should provide coordination and support for the implementation of the joint programming pursued by national governments. 


Scope: Proposals should ensure the coordination of exchange on national programmes on demographic change as well as facilitate the effective governance of the JPI. Proposals should also monitor national research activities in the area and provide support for the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI MYBL[2] in particular through;

  • Coordination and organisation of potential joint calls;
  • Alignment of national research programmes and activities to the JPI’s Strategic Research Agenda;
  • Integration and enhanced accessibility of national data related to active and healthy ageing, demographics, and statistics, to support evidence-based policy making and effective cross-policy actions; common usage of databases and infrastructures where appropriate;
  • Investigate novel forms of implementation of SRA.

Proposals should provide for dissemination and awareness actions, liaison with relevant EU level initiatives, collaboration with international initiatives and third countries as well as supporting the development and dissemination of policy guidelines based on the JPI’s outcomes.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 2 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:

  • Effective governance and support to the implementation of the JPI MYBL
  • A stronger international dimension of the JPI
  • Better coordination of research programmes in demographic change and dissemination of policy guidelines based on the JPI’s outcome
  • Alignment of national research programmes and activities with the JPI’s Strategic Research Agenda and coordination with Horizon 2020 objectives
  • Avoiding unnecessary duplication of research and infrastructure investment at national level
  • Fostering a transnational, multi-disciplinary approach to demographic change and using of the potential of societal change in Europe
  • Facilitating implementation measures based on the Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI


Type of action: Coordination and support actions

[1] Council Conclusions of 12 October 2010, of 26 November 2010 and of 8 December 2011

[2] Methods of collaboration shall follow the “Voluntary guidelines on framework conditions” adopted by the High Level Group on Joint Programming (GPC) on 11 November 2012.

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.

    In recognition of the opening of the US National Institutes of Health’s programmes to European researchers, any legal entity established in the United States of America is eligible to receive Union funding to support its participation in projects supported under all topics in calls under the Societal Challenge ‘Health, demographic change and well-being’. 
  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 of 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.

    Information on the outcome of two-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:

    Coordination and Support 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
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
  9. Frequently Asked Questions on this topic


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 - 8. Health, demographic change and wellbeing en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • FAQ en
  • A guide to ICT-related activities in WP2014-15 en
  • Information document about GloPID-R - draft charter en

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