The Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call will support the EU Green Deal, which is the new growth strategy for Europe announced end of 2019 by the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. EU Green deal aims for a “just transition” to a clean and circular economy, with the ultimate aim of making EU carbon neutral by 2050.

The Horizon 2020 Green Deal call aims to stimulate multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary collaborative projects on themes such as energy, circular economy, farm-to-fork, biodiversity and ecosystems, climate action, toxic free environment, empowering citizens. The Green Deal call will be published soon and it presents the last opportunity under the current R&I framework programme, Horizon Europe.

The Green Deal call has been published on 17 September. Find the call text here:

Please find the recording of the session here. You can download the slides.

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  • Introduction
  • EU Green deal & Horizon 2020 Green Deal call – general information
  • Green Deal call topics
    • General overview of the topics
    • Few topics presented in more details
  • “If I am interested, what do I do next”
    • NCP support
    • Consortium building
  • Q&A and Conclusion

About the Green Deal call

The Green Deal call cover 10 areas:

  • Call area 1: Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges
  • Call area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy
  • Call area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy
  • Call area 4: Energy and resource-efficient buildings
  • Call area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility
  • Call area 6: Farm to Fork


  • Call area 7: Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Call area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
  • Call area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal
  • Call area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

Projects resulting from the calls are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.


Information events

European R&I days

22 – 24 September

  • Official information event by EC (23 Sept, 2-4pm)
  • Green Deal Call thematic sessions (23 Sept, 4-6pm)
  • Brokerage event, pitching by applicants (24 Sept, 9-11 am) – Registration mandatory
  • Face to Face Meetings in virtual chat rooms (11am – 1pm)

This forum will give participant the great opportunity to learn and participate to a wide range of conferences and workshops on thematic of the Green Deal. We strongly encourage you to participate in the R&I days!

Other European events are organise by different European bodies or network to inform about the calls, but also brokerage events to help you network and meet potential partners. We are listing some of them below.

Horizon 2020 Green Deal: Information and Consortia Building Event Series by KTN (UK)

Farm to Fork 2020 Conference

Climate neutral food and wood: Showcasing best climate practices in agriculture, forestry, food systems and the bioeconomy (webinars)

 Brokerage events (B2Match)

H2020 Virtual Brokerage Event on the European Green Deal Call – 13 Oct 2020 – 14 Oct 2020

SSH in the Green Deal Calls – 27 October 2020

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