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Horizon 2020 objectives – Priority 3: Societal Challenges
Horizon 2020 objectives – Priority 3: Societal Challenges
24 January 2018
Modified: 31 May 2018
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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:

  1. health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  2. food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy;
  3. secure, clean and efficient energy;
  4. smart, green and integrated transport;
  5. climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  6. Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  7. secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.


Pillar III.: Societal challenges

Updated: 31 May 2018
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