Societal Challenges at Horizon 2020

Societal Challenges at Horizon 2020

Radar nº 61 - Dezembro de 2019

This note aims to contribute to the debate about the relationship between technology, innovation and societal challenges (SCs). It analyzes how research and innovation (R&I) is related to societal needs in the European Community. In order to do so, this note reviews the SCs, pillar 3 of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the largest European R&I support program. Based on SC programs and projects, it analyzes which problems of European society are actually being prioritized by R&I funding, and how their challenges are defined and supported.

Keywords: Europe; funding; technology; Horizon 2020; societal challenges.

Autor: Rafael Leão

   
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