Horizon 2020: What is it? What is in it for me?

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to invite you to an informal, smaller workshop on the Big Questions regarding Horizon 2020 - tailored for researchers with an interest in Global Health.

Illustration: EU Commission website

According to the European Commission, “Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)”[1] but what is it actually? How does it work? What kind of funding is available for researchers? How to apply? As a researcher in global health, can I apply?

This framework programme is divided into different parts (also called “pillars”), one of them, Excellent Science, hosts the European Research Council and the Marie S-Curie Actions. Another pillar, called Societal Challenges, hosts collaborative projects with set topics addressing different questions. May it be through a personal grant or a collaborative research project, whether you are a post-doc, a researcher or a professor, there is most definitely something for you in the jungle of European funding.

With the upcoming publication of the calls for the 2018 – 2020 period, being aware of the funding opportunities offered by the EU is timely.

Please register for this workshop by May 1st.


09:00-09:10 Welcome Andrea S. Winkler, Professor Dep. of Community Medicine and Global Health, Director Centre for Global Health
09:10-10:00 Horizon 2020 Malin Solli Johansen, Delphine Nicolas, Medical Faculty, UiO
10:00-10:45 Health Calls Kristin Andersen, National Contact Point for Health, Research Council of Norway
10:45-11:00 Local Support Malin Solli Johansen, Delphine Nicolas, Medical Faculty, UiO
11:00-12:00 Discussion All

[1] http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020

Published Apr. 5, 2017 4:08 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 12:44 PM