Welcome to this H2020-SC2-2017 single-stage and two-stage calls information page. It provides you with key information and links concerning the evaluation exercise. We recommend that you bookmark it in your web browser.


There are four calls for proposals. By clicking on the links below, you will access the corresponding pages in the Participant Portal including the Work Programme, call summary and submission figures. 

2017 Single-stage calls

2017 Two-stage calls

You will find below, for each call, the breakdown of the different topics:

2017 Single-stage calls

Topic WP reference  |   Topic title |   Action type

  • BB-05-2017 | Bio-based products: mobilitisation and mutual learning action plan | CSA
  • BB-07-2017 | Plant Molecular Factory | IA
  • BB-08-2017 | Strategies for improving the bioeconomy knowledge of the general public | CSA
  • BG-02-2016/2017 | High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities | IA
  • BG-04-2017 | Multi-use of the oceans marine space, offshore and near-shore: Enabling technologies | IA
  • BG-06-2017 | Interaction between humans and the oceans and seas: a strategic approach towards healthcare and wellbeing. | CSA
  • BG-07-2017 | Blue green innovation for clean coasts and seas | IA
  • BG-08-2017 | Innovative sustainable solutions for improving the safety and beneficial heath properties of seafood | IA
  • BG-11-2017 | Climate impacts on Arctic permafrost, with a focus on coastal areas, and its socio-economic impact | RIA
  • BG-14-2017 | Monitoring and assessing fish stocks, other pelagic species and habitats with an automated, non-invasive, opto-acoustic system. | IA
  • RUR-05-2017 | Novel public policies and mechanisms for sustainable supply and payment of forest ecosystem services | IA
  • RUR-10-2016-2017 | Thematic networks compiling knowledge ready for practice | CSA
  • RUR-12-2017 | Networking European farms to boost thematic knowledge exchanges and close the innovation gap | CSA
  • RUR-15-2017 | The benefits of working with others – fostering social capital in the farming sector | CSA
  • SFS-04-2017 | New partnerships and tools to enhance European capacities for in-situ conservation | CSA
  • SFS-05-2017 | Robotics Advances for Precision Farming | RIA
  • SFS-13-2017 | Validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health | IA
  • SFS-18-2017 | Support to the development and implementation of FOOD 2030 - a European research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security | CSA
  • SFS-19-2017 | ERA-NET Cofund: Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy (D= Sustainable Crop Production) | ERANET COFUND
  • SFS-19-2017 | ERA-NET Cofund: Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy (E = Innovative forest based bioeconomy) | ERANET COFUND
  • SFS-22-2017 | Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector | IA
  • SFS-35-2017 | Innovative solutions for sustainable food packaging | IA
  • SFS-36-2017 | Co-fund on "One Health" (zoonoses – emerging threats) | EJP COFUND
  • SFS-43-2017 | Earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa | RIA
  • SFS-48-2017 | Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits - Contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership | IA
  • SFS-49-2017 | Better understanding the challenges facing agriculture and the impacts of policies - A European platform to support modelling in agriculture | CSA
  • SFS-50-2017 | Supporting international cooperation activities on agriculture soil contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation | CSA

2017 Two-stage calls

Topic WP reference  |   Topic title |   Action type

  • BB-02-2017 | Towards a methodology for the collection of statistical data on bio-based industries and bio-based products | RIA
  • BB-03-2017 | Adaptive tree breeding strategies and tools for forest production systems resilient to climate change and natural disturbances | RIA
  • RUR-02-2017 | Coastal-rural interactions: enhancing synergies between land and sea-based activities | RIA
  • RUR-03-2017 | Towards 2030: decision tools and policies for an integrated management of natural resources | RIA
  • RUR-09-2017 | Business models for modern rural economies | RIA
  • RUR-13-2017 | Building a future science and education system fit to deliver to practice | RIA
  • RUR-16-2017 | Optimising interactive innovation project approaches and the delivery of EU policies to speed up innovation in rural areas | RIA
  • SFS-07-2016-2017 | Organic Breeding – Increasing the competitiveness of the organic breeding and farming sector | RIA
  • SFS-08-2017 | Organic Inputs – Critical inputs in organic farming | RIA
  • SFS-10-2017 | Research and approaches for newly emerging deseases in plants and terrestrial livestock | RIA
  • SFS-15-2016-2017 | Breeding livestock for resilience and efficiency | RIA
  • SFS-16-2017 | Bee health and sustainable pollination | RIA
  • SFS-17-2017 | Innovations in plant protection | RIA
  • SFS-20-2017 | Towards a science-based regionalisation of the Common Fisheries Policy | RIA
  • SFS-21-2016-2017 | Advancing basic biological knowledge and improving management tools on commercially important fish and other seafood species | RIA
  • SFS-27-2017 | Permanent grassland – farming systems and policies | RIA
  • SFS-28-2017 | Functional Biodiversity – Productivity gains through functional biodiversity – effective crop pollinators and pest predators interplay | RIA
  • SFS-29-2017 | Socio-Eco-Economics – Socio economics in ecological approaches | RIA
  • SFS-30-2017 | Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate climate GHG emissions and environmental contamination: focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro ecosystems | RIA
  • SFS-32-2017 | Promoting and supporting innovation in aquaculture production systems: inland (including fresh water), coastal zone and offshore | RIA
  • SFS-34-2017 | Innovative agro-food chains: unlocking the competitiveness and sustainability potential | RIA
  • SFS-39-2017 | How to tackle the obesity epidemic? | RIA
  • SFS-40-2017 | Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers | RIA
  • SFS-46-2017 | Alternative Production System to address animal welfare and its impact on health | RIA
  • SFS-47-2017 | Soil water resources management in the EU and China and its impact on agro-ecosystem functions | RIA


In order to give you a detailed overview of the process and provide you with clear guidance, we have prepared the following material: 

General Information

2017 Work Programme for Societal Challenge 

Please read in the Work Programme the description of the 2017 topic you are involved in.

General Annexes to the Work Programme 2016- 2017

2016-2017 Proposal templates (RIA/IA, CSA, ERANET, EJP-COFUND)

Briefing for Experts:

Expert briefing for two-stage calls

Expert briefing for single stage calls

Guidance on Quality of Reports

Guidance for Rapporteurs

FAQs for experts - Guidance on Horizon 2020 cross-cutting issues evaluation

Guidance on topic-specific issues:

Multi-actor approach and thematic networks (Single-Stage Calls): slides and EIP-AGRI brochure.

Multi-actor approach and thematic networks (Two-Stage Calls): : slides and EIP-AGRI brochure.

H2020 Online Manual:

Finally, you are invited to consult the H2020 Online Manual, which offers an overview of all steps you need to know for the electronic management of proposals or grants; easy navigation by process steps; brief descriptions on how to complete your tasks. It also includes links and references to: guidance notes, templates, user manuals of the relevant tools and Frequently Asked Questions:



You should already have access to the proposals assigned to you in SEP, the on-line evaluation tool, provided your electronic contract has been countersigned by the REA. The user guide to SEP, can be found here.

Please use your EU credentials to log in. As explained in the manual, your first task will be to check the proposals assigned to you and confirm immediately that you can evaluate them (e.g. no conflict of interest).

We recommend you to use Firefox or Chrome browsers when working on SEP. MAC users navigating with Safari when working in SEP will not see some of the features described in the documentation.

For the first stage of the two-stage calls, this is the SEP workflow.

For single stage calls, this is the SEP workflow.


Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following address: REA-SC2-INFO@ec.europa.eu

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Kind regards,
B2 Call Coordination Team