Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.
Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.
This call aims to replicate and enhance existing, demonstrably successful product, services, business model, organizational, governance, and other social innovations capable of addressing objectives at European scale.
The Project is expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
This coordination and support action serves the Missions, namely, “Adaptation to Climate Change: Support at least 150 European regions and communities to become climate resilient by 2030”, “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”, “Cancer: Improving the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better”, “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”, and “A Soil Deal for Europe: 100 living labs and lighthouses to lead the transition towards healthy soils by 2030”, by replicating and enhancing existing, demonstrably successful product, services, business model, organizational, governance, and other social innovations capable of addressing objectives appropriate for the Missions at European scale.
Social innovation concerns the development of new products, methods, and services for and with society involving not only citizens, but also public authorities, business and industry, and academia—i.e., the four constituencies of the “Quadruple Helix”—in their design, development, and execution. Social innovation engages and empowers citizens, enhances the resilience of communities, increases the relevance, acceptance and uptake of innovation, and helps foster lasting changes in social practices, therefore acting as a system changer. It thus helps answering societal and environmental challenges, connecting society with innovation.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
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.
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:
Legal entities established in non-associated third countries mayexceptionally participate in this Coordination and support action.
In addition, consortia must include at least three foundations 646 with proven experience insocial innovation ventures