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TOPIC : Current European and cross-national comparative research and research actions on Migration

Topic identifier: REV-INEQUAL-11-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
Opening date:
04 October 2016
Deadline: 02 February 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Updates
  • 07 February 2017 14:54

    As of 1st January 2017, Switzerland is associated to the entire H2020 programme. In consequence, it is now also associated to this topic. In a nutshell this means that Swiss partners in a proposal are now on an equal footing with partners from EU Member States or other Associated Countries. For the details, please read this note.

    The submission session is now available for: REV-INEQUAL-09-2017(CSA), REV-INEQUAL-12-2017(CSA), REV-INEQUAL-13-2017(RIA), REV-INEQUAL-11-2017(CSA)

    CALL : H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016-2017

    The call deadline was Thursday 2 of February 17 Pm 2017. A total of 26 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below including the indicative budget of the topic:

    REV-INEQUAL-13:RIA: 12 submitted (indicative budget: 2,5 M€)
    REV-INEQUAL-11: CSA: 4 proposals (indicative budget: 2 M€)
    REV-INEQUAL-12: CSA: 3 proposals (indicative budget: 2 M€)
    REV-INEQUAL-09-2017 :CSA: 7 proposals (indicative budget: 3 M€)


  • 13 January 2017 16:24

    As from 1 January 2017 Switzerland is associated to the entire Horizon 2020. In practical terms this means that for all Horizon 2020 projects for which the GA is signed as from 1 January the Swiss participants are automatically eligible for funding and may count towards the minimum number of participants required for a project (see the eligibility criteria for funding and participation under Regulation 1290/2013 on Horizon 2020 Rules for participation).

    For more information see:


Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The fragility of many countries around the world, including in the EU’s vicinity, makes migration more prevalent. New and cheaper means of global mobility and social networks render migration easier. Migration featured prominently in the Seventh Framework Programme and continues to do so under Societal Challenge 6. [1] The challenge is to map, assemble and survey currently running migration research conducted especially at EU and Member State level. The objective is to scientifically inform and possibly improve the policy responses to the recent migration waves to Europe (post - 2014).


The research platform CROSS-MIGRATION will bring together pertinent research communities to map, assemble and synthesise the currently running European migration research as well as research conducted at Member State level. Research-related actions and initiatives at national and EU level in response to current migration flows to Europe should also be surveyed and analysed. Research projects that extend comparisons beyond European countries are welcome so long as they draw lessons for Europe. The platform will make recommendations on ways of better integrating research on migration across the EU.

It will in particular focus on research exploring the interrelations between migration drivers such as conflict, underdevelopment, poverty, inequality and climate change. The issue of exploitation of migrants, including refugees, and vulnerable groups, in particular children and women on migratory routes in transit and destination countries should also be considered as well as the interplay between policies and flows. Migration-related data as well as data collection and processing by Member States, organisations such as Eurostat, UN agencies and the OECD will be analysed with the aim to facilitate comparability and possibly make proposals to revise or expand the list of current common EU-level standards.

CROSS-MIGRATION should also synthesise the best available research on reactions to the ongoing migration challenge, on the migration-development nexus, on scenario-mapping of geopolitical developments, and their impact on migration trajectories. It will also explore the viability of the Schengen acquis and develop alternative adjustment scenarios as appropriate.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the order of EUR 2 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:

A comprehensive survey of currently running research and research actions on migration conducted at EU and Member State level should be presented with a view to distil policy recommendations that can facilitate the design of required and acceptable policies, including research policy, needed to address the migration challenge. The data collection and analysis is envisaged to produce comprehensive cross-national comparative knowledge on trajectories, including onward or return migration and categorisations of migrant cohorts. An interactive database of migration research conducted across the EU should be established to facilitate future research and policy advice on migration.

Delegation Exception Footnote:

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders. It is excluded from the delegation to Research Executive Agency and will be implemented by the Commission services.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Socio-economic science and humanities
International cooperation

[1]For previous research activities on migration, see: Migration and Mobility project synopses and NORFACE

Topic conditions and documents

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

  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. See the information in the Online Manual.

  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.
  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
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    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.

    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.

    Open access to research data
    The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

    Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

    Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

    - Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.

    - Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

  8. Additional documents:

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
Additional documents

  • H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2017 - Flash Call Info (call results)_EN.pdf en

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