Seminars - Navigating 2020

Seminars - Navigating H2020



The European Commission is currently writing the first drafts of the 2016-17 Work Programmes. Indications are that in 2016-17 Pillar one (Excellent Science) of Horizon 2020 will be unchanged while Pillars two (Industrial Leadership) three (Societal Challenges) will be oriented around changing priorities and focus areas.


While the Commission’s plans for Pillar 3 (Societal Challenges) have yet to be finalised, the priority areas for each Challenge have been summarised in a series of Scoping Papers for challenges 1 to 7.


As part of plans to support staff in preparing trans-disciplinary Horizon 2020 research proposals in 2016-17, Research Support Services in conjunction with the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences is holding a series of seminars designed to: 

a)      Outline the process through which the Commission develops its plans for the 2016-17 Work Programmes

b)      Stimulate debate and discussion among staff about the possibility of developing trans-disciplinary research proposals in areas

identified in Scoping Papers for specific Societal Challenges (Challenges 1, 2, 5 and 6) in 2016-17.


These seminars are scheduled as follows:


Topic/scoping paper


Friday 27th February

2-3 pm

EU Commission process for deciding content of Work Programmes, 2016-7

CACSSS Meeting Room ORB G27

Friday 6th March

2-3 pm

SC1: Health, demographic change and well-being

ORB 156

Friday 13th March

2-3 pm

SC 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture and

CACSSS Meeting Room ORB G27

Friday 20th March

2-3 pm

SC 5: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

CACSSS Meeting Room ORB G27

Friday 27th March

2-3 pm

SC 6: Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

CACSSS Meeting Room ORB G27


To book a place in any of these roundtable discussions please contact Fiona O’Shea ( identifying the date and title of the

sessions above you wish to attend

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