The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.

Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.

This is why the call will support:

  • pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
  • innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
  • social and value chain innovation

In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry.




mid-September 2020: Formal adoption of Green Deal call as amendment to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-20
mid-September 2020: Publication and opening of the call
22-24 September 2020: Opportunity to find potential project partners at the EU R&I Days
end January 2021: Deadline for submitting project proposals


For more details visit the EC Europe website.