- December 30, 2020
- Posted by: Virginia Masoni
- Category: Innovation & Research
The European Commission has launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that
respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity.
The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which seeks to spur Europe’s recovery from the
coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said: “The €1
billion European Green Deal call is the last and biggest call under Horizon 2020. With innovation at its
heart, this investment will accelerate a just and sustainable transition to a climate-neutral Europe by
This Green Deal Call differs in important aspects from previous Horizon 2020 calls. Given the urgency
of the challenges it addresses, it aims for clear, discernible results in the short to medium-term, but with
a perspective of long-term change. There are fewer, but more targeted, larger and visible actions, with
a focus on rapid scalability, dissemination and uptake.
The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results with tangible benefits in ten areas.
Eight thematic areas will reflect the key work streams of the European Green Deal:
- Increasing climate ambition
- Clean, affordable and secure energy
- Industry for a clean and circular economy
- Energy and resource efficient buildings
- Sustainable and smart mobility
- Farm to fork
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Zero-pollution, toxic-free environments