Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society Info Day on 7 December 2021

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 2 "Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society" focusses on challenges pertaining to democratic governance, cultural heritage and the creative economy, as well as social and economic transformations.

The Cluster aims to contribute to all policy priorities of the Commission, namely the new push to European democracy, an economy that works for people, the European Green Deal, making Europe fit for the digital age, promoting our European way of life and making Europe stronger in the world. It also addresses issues relevant to the twin Green and Digital transitions and the post-COVID 19 recovery. Future projects should deliver on the three intervention areas matching the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan (2021-2024):

  • Democracy and governance
  • Cultural heritage
  • Social and economic transformations

All topics under this Cluster are expected to mainstream Social Sciences and Humanities and to include a gender dimension.


All sessions will be available to watch from this page. No registration is required.

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  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Plenary session

    Welcome and short presentation of Cluster 2 policy context
  • 10:00 - 11:25

    Destination 1: ‘Innovative Research on Democracy and Governance’
    Call ‘Reshaping democracies’

    Presentation of the call topics and live Q&A via slido
  • 11:35 - 13:00

    Destination 2: ‘Innovative Research on the European Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries’
    Call ‘Research and innovation on cultural heritage and CCIs’

    Presentation of the call topics and live Q&A via slido
  • 14:30 - 15:55

    Destination 3: Destination ‘Innovative Research on Social and Economic Transformations’
    Call ‘A sustainable future for Europe’

    Presentation of the call topics and live Q&A via slido
  • 16:05 - 16:35

    Tips and next steps for applicants

    Presentation and live Q&A via slido
  • 16:35 - 16:45

    Closure of the event

Reference documents

Past webinars

Brokerage event

Do you intend to prepare a proposal addressing a topic under the upcoming calls in Horizon Europe Cluster 2?

The on-line brokerage event organised on 8 December will be dedicated to consortium building in Cluster 2 Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society. The event will include on-line bilateral meetings with partners interested in the same topics for 2022 calls. Following successful registration and activation of your profile participants can pre-arrange bilateral meetings by a user-friendly matchmaking tool.

The event is organised by the Horizon Europe National Contact Points.

Detailed information and registration

Past events

Cluster 2 info day (July 2021)


Any questions? Contact the Research Enquiry Service (RES) for any general question on Horizon Europe. You can also find your National contact points or visit the FAQ section on the Funding portal.