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Horizon 2020 launch

The European Commission launched on INSERT DATE its first calls for proposals for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s €80 billion research and innovation programme. ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’ was the top priority of the ‘societal challenges’ strand of Horizon 2020, with almost 7.5 billion Euros available for the 2014-2020 period.

The calls for 2014 and 2015 health topics were launched in line with the EC’s 2 year work programme on ‘health, demographic change and wellbeing’. The focus of the following two years would be on ‘personalising health and care’, with 34 topics identified under this area.

In parallel with the launch of Horizon 2020, the NHS European Office produced a Briefing on “EU funding for research and innovation 2014-2020: seizing the opportunities for NHS organisations” which outlined key areas of Horizon 2020 for the NHS and described how this programme offered greater potential for NHS organisations to access EU funds than previous funding schemes. It also offered advice on how organisations might go about accessing this funding. For additional information or if you would like to receive additional copies of this publication, please contact:

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