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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: Support for international infectious disease preparedness research
HCO-04-2014

Specific Challenge: Human health worldwide is increasingly threatened by potential epidemics caused by existing, new and emerging infectious diseases, including those which are resistant to antimicrobial agents. An infectious epidemic can strike anywhere, and at any time globally. In order to save lives, the research response needs to be quick, flexible, comprehensive and global and therefore is beyond the capacity of any single country or even the European Union. Besides being a major threat to human health, such epidemics are a severe burden on the global economy with an impact on competitiveness, growth and jobs.

In response to these challenges a global, multi-funder initiative has been launched, the global research collaboration for infectious disease preparedness (GloPID-R). Support is therefore required in building, maintaining and coordinating a global consortium of funding organisations working towards the goal of preparing for a rapid joint global research response to any new outbreak.

Scope: Proposals should provide organisational support to the implementation of GloPID-R, in close collaboration with the European Commission, research funding agencies from Member States and from non-EU countries. Proposals should foresee mapping of GloPID-R relevant networks worldwide.

Proposals should assist the GloPID-R executive committee, notably for the organisation of and reporting on meetings (e.g. ad hoc meetings of working groups), support information exchange among all members of the participating bodies, facilitate the development of a strategic research agenda as well as the coordination among relevant research projects and initiatives.  Proposals should also communicate progress of relevant research funded under Horizon 2020 and by consortium members. Proposals should also include support activities with relevant stakeholders groups and with the public at large (e.g. development of website, communication materials, etc.). Proposals should involve non-EU regions particularly affected by emerging epidemics.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 to 3 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: In line with the Union’s strategy for international cooperation[1] in research and innovation, the project will contribute to implementing the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness.

Reinforced international cooperation in funding of research in new and emerging infectious diseases aiming to ensure a rapid and effective research response in case of an outbreak.

Effective operations of the global research collaboration for infectious disease preparedness consortium (GloPID-R) for 5 years.

Better mutual information and complementarity of funding/research initiatives worldwide in the area of emerging infectious diseases.

Decreased legal, regulatory, and financial barriers to the rapid mounting of a joint global research response

Type of action: Coordination and support actions


[1] COM(2012)497


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

For information, the draft charter about GloPID-R is available on the call page under call documents.

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.

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.

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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