Horizon Europe - Cluster 2 - Knowledge platform and network for social impact assessment of green transition policies

Deadline :
September 21, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries

Funding programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.

Call overview

This call aims at setting up a knowledge platform and network building on existing evidence from assessments of social and distributional impacts of the green transition

Expected outcome

The project should contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Development of strategic and integrated policies at European and international level, with a focus on policies and interventions geared towards just green transitions.
  • Formulation of recommendations and action plans for strengthening social and labour impact assessments and intervention quality standards, while taking into account the social and legal feasibility and costs of policies geared towards the green transition.
  • Provision of evidence and assessment of the social acceptability and feasibility and the distribution of costs and benefits of different policy instruments geared towards just green transitions.
  • Support to the exchange, dissemination and uptake of best practices.

Scope

Fairness is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal, as well as a precondition for the green transition to gather the necessary support from businesses and citizens. Yet, there is a lack of common culture, practices, and agreed indicators or methodologies on how to best assess the social and distributional impacts of the transition (including on disadvantaged groups). To address this, the Commission recently put forward a proposal for a Council Recommendation addressing the social and labour aspects of a just transition towards climate neutrality, accompanying the Fit for 55 package.

Proposals under this topic should:

  • Contribute towards setting up a knowledge platform and network building on existing evidence from assessments of social and distributional impacts of the green transition in general, and of climate action, climate change policies and environmental policies more specifically.
  • Propose theoretically founded practical and operational definitions of social impacts and develop social impact assessments/evaluations (covering at least employment, economic, distributional, generational, education, health, quality of life, gender and accessibility aspects) that are well suited to measure impacts of fair green transition policies both ex ante and ex post within and across countries.

Read more in the Work Programme , page 112.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:

  • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
  • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
  • eligible non-EU countries including countries associated to Horizon Europe and low- and middle-income countries.

Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations 1) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.

A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such undernational law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.

Consortium composition

Unless otherwise provided for in the specific call conditions, legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

Budget

EUR 3,000,000.

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Deadline :
September 21, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries