Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere.
The challenge-based approach brings together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities.
The “Societal Challenges” pillar addresses the following challenges:
- health, demographic change and wellbeing;
- food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy;
- secure, clean and efficient energy;
- smart, green and integrated transport;
- climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
- Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
- secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.