Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2 calls for proposals of 2020

Brussels, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040, Bruxelles
Thursday, 4 July, 2019
Come and learn about the Societal Challenge 2 calls for 2020 and get some practical information on how to successfully apply to the open calls for proposals.

Event summary and presentations

The Societal Challenge 2 Info Day for the 2020 calls took place on 4 July 2019 in Brussels.

This event was opened by Maciej Gorka, Head of Department of the Research Executive Agency.                   

The morning plenary session focused on the following aspects:

In the afternoon, parallel sessions provided an overview of the 2020 Work Programme topics grouped around the following themes:

The Work Programme for 2018- 2020 was adopted on July 2nd 2019 and is available here.

This event was organised together with the brokerage event organised on 3 July 2019 by the BIOHORIZON project. More information is available here.


Watch the event live or the recordings afterwards using the following links:

9:30- 12:45: Plenary session:  De Gasperi room (select relevant section)

14:00- 16:30: Parallel sessions:


 De Gasperi room

 (select relevant section)

 Jenkins room 

 Mansholt room


 Sustainable farming and agricultural value chains

 Blue Planet

 Food systems, bio-based innovation and the bioeconomy

 Session 1

 Plant and animal health

 Marine plastics removal

 Future food systems

 Session 2

 Soil management and crop production

 Ocean observation

 Bio-based innovation

 Session 3

 Biodiversity and agroecology


 Inclusive and sustainable bioeconomy

 Session 4

 Policies and value chains

 Black Sea


List of topics, ordered by topic reference.

List of topics, ordered by timing of presentation.

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More information on Horizon 2020 calls

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be consulted here.