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As Horizon 2020 draws to a close there are still 51 energy call deadlines coming up. To help you get an overview, we’ve listed the upcoming topics in our popular infographic format.

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The upcoming calls support research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors. The Energy Union Strategy has identified renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) as the core priorities of the Energy Work Programme. Upcoming Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy calls, as part of the Societal Challenges pillar of Horizon 2020, are:

Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC)

  • LC-CLA-21-2020 (CSA): Coordination of European Polar research
  • LC-CLA-22-2020 (CSA): Enhancing the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health
  • LC-CLA-23-2020 (CSA): Towards a comprehensive European mountain research strategy
  • LC-CLA-10-2020 (RIA): Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality
  • LC-CLA-11-2020 (IA): Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality
  • LC-CLA-12-2020 (RIA): Advancing climate services
  • LC-CLA-13-2020 (RIA): Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements
  • LC-CLA-14-2020 (RIA): Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies
  • LC-CLA-15-2020 (RIA): Forest Fires risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in the E.U.
  • LC-CLA-16-2020 (RIA): Multi-hazard risk management for risk-informed decision-making in the E.U.
  • LC-CLA-17-2020 (RIA): Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
  • LC-CLA-18-2020 (RIA-LS): Developing the next generation of Earth System Models
  • LC-CLA-19-2020 (RIA): Integrated GEOSS climate applications to support adaptation and mitigation measures of the Paris Agreement
  • LC-CLA-20-2020 (RIA): Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with Copernicus

Connecting economic and environmental gains - the Circular Economy (CE)

  • CE-SC5-29-2020 (CSA): A common European framework to harmonise procedures for plastics pollution monitoring and assessments

ERA-NET Cofund

  • SC5-34-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems
  • SC5-35-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on enhancing urban transformation capacities
  • SC5-36-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on raw materials

Connecting economic and environmental gains - the Circular Economy (CE)

  • CE-SC5-24-2020 (RIA): Improving the sorting, separation and recycling of composite and multi-layer materials
  • CE-SC5-25-2020 (RIA): Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society
  • CE-SC5-28-2020 (IA): Develop and pilot circular systems in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors
  • CE-SC5-30-2020 (RIA): Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution


  • SC5-26-2020 (CSA): Sustainable management in extractive industries
  • SC5-33-2020 (CSA): Monitoring ecosystems through research, innovation and technology
  • SC5-10-2019-2020 (IA): Raw materials innovation actions: exploration and Earth observation in support of sustainable mining
  • SC5-27-2020 (RIA): Strengthening international cooperation: Enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities
  • SC5-32-2020 (RIA): Addressing wild pollinators decline and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services

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