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26/11/2019 Belgian Infosession for the last H2020 Societal Challenge 6 – Societies calls for proposals

The Belgian National Contact Points (Eurofed, NCP Flanders, NCP-FNRS, NCP Brussels) organize an information meeting to help you prepare your application to the last calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies” within Horizon 2020 (the next EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, will be launched in 2021).

You will get insights on the work programme development and a better understanding of the policy context behind the calls MIGRATION, SOCIOECONOMIC AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION and GOVERNANCE FOR THE FUTURE through a presentation from the Belgian delegate at the programme committee for SC6. An expert evaluator and a successful applicant of previous calls will also share with you their experiences.

The session is open to applicants established in Belgium. There will be no livestream. Participation is free but registration is mandatory (registration is open until Friday November 22nd). Please note that ‘no-shows’ will be noted and given lower priority for future events.

For a detailed presentation of the call topics we encourage you to follow the webstream of the European Commission info day on the 5th of November.

More info and registration.

Web streamed Information day on the European Researchers' NIGHT 2020

The infoday on the European Researchers' NIGHT 2020 call will be web streamed only. It will be available to be watched anytime from 15/11/2019 at 10 a.m onwards, throught the following link .


  • 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome, Alessandra LUCHETTI, Head of Department, Research Executive Agency (REA)
  • 10.15 – 10.30: Policy context, Julie LEPRETRE, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Education and Culture
  • 10.30 – 11.30: Applying to the European Researchers´ Night Call, Oscar BARREIRO, Call Coordinator, REA

For any questions about the presentations or about the Call for proposals please write to:

19/11/2019 Belgian MSCA info session on the RISE 2020 call

The BE NCP for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (NCP Flanders, FNRS and BELSPO) are organising a joint info sessio on the 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) calls.

The information session is organised to support researchers/research organisations/industry in the preparation of their MSCA RISE application.

MSCA-RISE funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. RISE enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide.

When and where: 19 November from 9:30 to 13:30 at the University Foundation

Participation to the session is free and open to any researcher wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution, or any staff member of a Belgian Host Institution. Registration is mandatory.

22/10/2019 - Horizon 2020 proposal workshop & Dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 actions

The Belgian National contact Points Coordinators have organised on 22 October 2019 the following workshops in Brussels:

1.Horizon 2020 proposal workshop- morning
After a general introduction about proposal writing, the participants discussed in smaller groups simultaneously per field a Horizon 2020 proposal that has been evaluated by the European Commission in the past, guided by an experienced evaluator and NCP of this field. The Horizon 2020 domains for which an interactive workshop was organised were
- Societal Challenge 1: Health
- Societal Challenge 2: Food security
- Societal Challenge 3: Energy
- Societal Challenge 5: Climate
- Societal Challenge 6: inclusive and reflective societies
- Industrial leadership: NMBP

The general presentation of this workshop is now on the event website.

2.Dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 actions – afternoon
Under Horizon 2020, an exploitation and dissemination plan in the proposal needs to incorporate detailed dissemination and exploitation (D&E) strategies, clearly defining how research results will be implemented and how they will impact on the market, on future developments and policy making. EC offers a number of D&E services to beneficiaries in order to boost their D&E activities and build up D&E capacity. Moreover, the Commission will put more emphasis in Horizon Europe on promoting the exploitation of R&I results.
After a general introduction by experts from the Commission, including information about the boosters, practical tips and tricks were given by AQUATT - experienced in dissemination, communication and knowledge transfer.
Presentations will soon be available at event website.


How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants

The European Commission's Common Implementation Centre (CIC) that was created to ensure a coherent application of Horizon 2020 legislation by all services implementing the programme has prepared a short guidance document on "How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants".

EC New Horizon Europe Website and presentation

A new Horizon Europe website on which you will always find recent information about the programme is available. The website also contains a link to an updated version of the Horizon Europe presentation - in all 23 official languages of the EU: Presentation outlining Horizon Europe

Please, be aware that this presentation is for information only and does not necessarily represent the current position of the European Commission. Please always consult the official documents and follow the inter-institutional negotiations. I would also like to highlight that all presentations have been revised by jurist linguists in DG Translation, who had a final word regarding the official languages expressions used in every translation.

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

05/11/2019: EC Infoday Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies - WP 2020 update

The European Commission organised in Brussels on 5 November 2019 an Information Day to inform potential applicants about the Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme-“Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies” and its funding opportunities.

This information day was an opportunity for attendees to get some insight into the Societal Challenge 6 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, for the Work Programme of 2020, covering challenges on Migration, Socio-economic transformations and Governance.

Presentation and recording of the webstream of the European Commission SC6 Info Day available for download here.

Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020

The update of the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020" has just been finalized by the Net4Society project. This final update includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2020.

Please download the document here.

Science with and for society

Overview of Science with and for Society opportunities in other thematic areas of Horizon 2020, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020, has published an e-book with an overview of Science with and for Society opportunities across other thematic areas of Horizon 2020.

The document can be downloaded on the website or here.