HORIZON 2020 - SOCIAL CHALLENGE - HABITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

27/09/2017
HORIZON 2020 to offer more than € 1.000 M in the next 2 years for urban planning projects

HORIZON 2020 is about to publish its work programs for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, and that leads us to study word for word the disseminated draft actions that will be financed in the coming years. And every year we repeat the same exercise:

What does HORIZON 2020 offer for cities, for urban development? What actions and topics are aligned with the priorities of the local authorities? 

Programme

2018

2019

LEIT-NMBP

16 M€

54 M€

SC-1 HEALTH

3 M€

70 M€

SC-2 FOOD

20 M€

12 M€

SC-3 ENERGY

166 M€

141 M€

SC-4 TRANSPORT

56 M€

77 M€

SC-5-ENVIRONMENT

81 M€

145 M€

SC-6 SOCIETIES

33 M€

67 M€

SC-7 SECURITY

29 M€

43 M€

Grand Total

404 M€

609 M€

 

All cases share a common approach: strong involvement of local authorities, new governance models with strong citizen participation and public-private collaboration, and especially an integrated vision that includes social, environmental and economic aspects. A purely technological vision is no longer enough, now is the time for a vision closer to the reality of European cities.

There is a clear trend, HORIZON 2020 is increasingly an URBAN program, and it joins LIFE, URBAN, URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS, REC (Rights, Equality and Citizenship) or the popular INTERREG.

ZABAL is delighted to share its experience and expertise and accompany cities and regions on their journey towards European funding for their future projects. Upcoming Stations: URBACT TRANSFER NETWORKS (10 January), URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS (March), and calls for HORIZON 2020 (since January).

 

Keywords:

Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Intelligent Cities, Innovative Public Procurement, Financing, Sustainable Mobility, Historic Areas, Resilience to Climate Change, Nature Based Solutions, Water and Sanitation Networks, Environment and Health, Green Economy Generation, Migrations, Transformation of Public Services, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Inclusive Cities, Cyber-security, Disaster Response