banner
Print This Page

Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy

Open calls for proposals

No open calls for the moment.

Your NCP at federal level

Marieke ZWARTJES
E-mail: Marieke.Zwartjes@belspo.be
Tel.: +32 2 238 37 42

Aim of the programme

The official Workprogramme 2018-2020 is available. A short summary can be found hereunder. Detailed information on the EC Participant Portal.

With an investment of €1.3 billion, the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) Work Programme for 2018-2020 responds to some of the key challenges our planet is facing for the years to come: adapting to and mitigating climate change; ensuring food security; safeguarding the natural resource base, promoting alternatives to fossil-based economies and sustainably using marine resources while protecting the oceans. Agriculture and food systems, forestry, the marine and the bio-based sectors are at the very heart of the challenges to be addressed.

SC2 Work Programme focuses on the sustainable management of land and waters to secure healthy food as well as on the delivery of public goods such as biodiversity and clean water. Furthermore, it supports innovative food and marine industries, the bioeconomy and dynamic rural areas.

The solutions arising from SC2 activities are expected to deliver significant economic, environmental and social benefits. Investments for example will focus on the promotion of biodiversity rich agriculture and healthy and safe food, on increasing animal welfare, on the sustainable management of soils and on the development of microbiome applications, on the implementation of Food and Blue Clouds, supporting Food 2030 and pioneering a digital revolution and new value chains in rural economies. New ideas, products, technologies, policy recommendations and social innovations will work in tandem to provide a supportive framework for genuine improvements in the way we produce and consume. This is in line with societal expectations for impact-driven research.

Priorities of the programme

The programme focuses on five priorities:

  • Addressing climate change and resilience on land and sea.

  • Making the transition towards a circular bioeconomy.

  • Fostering functional ecosystems, sustainable food systems, healthy lifestyles.

  • Boosting major innovations on land and sea – new products, value chains and markets.

  • Developing smart, connected territories and value chains in rural and coastal areas.

Other useful links

The official webpages on the thematic area Bioeconomy of the European Commission: European Bioeconomy

Network of BIO NCPs: BioHorizon

Closed Calls for proposals

CALL Id
PUBLICATION
DEADLINE
BUDGET
31 Oct 2017 13 Feb 2018

€ 77.50 million

31 Oct 2017 13 Feb 2018

€ 107.43 million

31 Oct 2017 13 Feb 2018

€ 218.75 million

H2020-SFS-2016-2017-1
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 251 million
H2020-BG-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 47 million
H2020-RUR-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 62 million
H2020-BB-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 15 million
H2020-SFS-2016-2017-1
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 180,5 million
H2020-BG-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 82 million
H2020-RUR-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 66 million
H2020-BB-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 12 million
H2020-ISIB-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 27 million
H2020-SFS-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 0,5 million
H2020-BG-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 2 million
H2020-ISIB-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 16 million
H2020-SFS-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 128 million
H2020-BG-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 82 million
H2020-ISIB-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 24,5 million
H2020-SFS-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 1 million
H2020-BG-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 15 million
H2020-ISIB-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 15 million
H2020-SFS-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 104 million
H2020-BG-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 36 million