In the last centuries the relationship between human beings and forests has been based on the aggressive exploitation of their resources, without hardly taking into account the consequences.
Reducing wastes production and transforming them into new high value products will be a transversal objective within the last H2020 period, especially present in the societal challenges related to Food security & Bioeconomy (SC2), Climate & Environment (SC5), and the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology (LEIT-NMBP). This objective falls under the focus area “Connecting economic and environmental gains – the Circular Economy”, which will count with €941 million budget.
Within the current economic and societal European context, health research is crucial to ensure the continuing health and well-being of all European citizens.
The Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 1, "Health, Demographic Change and Well-being" has raised the following research priorities regarding health as a whole:
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has published the annual work plan and budget for 2018. As we already saw the nature of the BBI JU and the hot topics in previous blog entrances, this time we will focus on the main aspects to be considered if you are interested in applying for this call.
The call considers four strategic orientations already set in previous years: