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TOPIC : Support to confirmed Presidency events (conferences) – Malta, United Kingdom, Estonia

Topic identifier: SC5-23-2016-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
08 November 2016
Deadline: 07 March 2017 17:00:00

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
10 November 2015
Deadline: 08 March 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Events of major strategic nature, well focused and with the participation of a broad spectrum of stakeholders are of outmost importance for assessing past activities, identifying policy options and priorities, and planning future actions within the areas covered by Societal Challenge 5. Examples are events organised together with successive EU Presidencies, such as PROVIA in the Netherlands and the Innovative Enterprise Presidency conference on Circular Economy Financing in Luxembourg.

Scope:

Actions should contribute to creating better synergy between initiatives launched by the Commission and by the Member States, to the benefit of the overall coherence of actions within the field of research and innovation in the areas covered by Societal Challenge 5. Member States which will hold a forthcoming Presidency of the European Union and are in the time range of this Work Programme are Malta and the United Kingdom in 2017 and Estonia in 2018, and they may be particularly interested in this topic. The flagship event addressing transition to the green economy planned under the Presidency of the Slovak Republic in 2016 is covered under topic SC5-24-2016.

Proposals should address issues of major relevance at the time of the events. Innovation should be at the core of the event. An appropriate balance should be present in the proposed action(s), encompassing environmental, economic and social elements and points of view. Participation of non-EU actors is possible. Outreach activities may be included, such as a press programme or events dedicated to the wider public or schools. To avoid limiting the impact of these events, the subject of each event should not overlap with that of other Presidency events over the period 2016-2018.

The commitment of the national authorities to support the event(s) both from a political point of view and with resources is a pre-requisite to submit a proposal. Proposals should be supported by the competent Minister, evidenced in a letter included in the proposal. In order to ensure high political and strategic relevance, the active involvement of the competent national authority/authorities will be positively reflected in the evaluation under the ‘impact’ criterion.

In agreement with the Commission services, projects should ensure appropriate flexibility so as to respond in real time to potentially fast-changing policy scenarios.

2016: Proposals should address Presidency event(s) in Malta.

2017: Proposals should address Presidency event(s) in the United Kingdom or Estonia.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 0.10 million and EUR 0.30 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately, depending on the size of the event (number of participants). Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. No more than one action will be funded for each Presidency (possibly covering more than one event).

Expected Impact:

The action is expected to result in:

  • improved visibility, in particular in the hosting country, of the areas covered by Societal Challenge 5;
  • identification of policy options and priorities via review and assessment of developments, and sharing of information and comparison of points of views;
  • efficient networking of various stakeholders and supporting their activities, e.g. natural scientists, social scientists, researchers, industrialists, investors, local authorities, environmentalists, museums and schools.
Topic conditions and documents

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  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  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 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
          For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
          For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

     
  5. 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
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement


     
  6. 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.

     
  7. 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.
    This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:
    • The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).
    • Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.
    • Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.
    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
    Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
     
  8. Additional documents:
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
     

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