15/11/2017

Flagship Initiatives - Calls targeting China in the 2018-2020 Workplan for Horizon 2020

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Tags: Horizon2020 | China | Co-funding


地平线2020旗舰项目:2018-2020工作计划之中国篇

 

27 October the European Union published the 2018-2020 Workplan for Horizon 2020 as was celebrated in a special event held at the Italian Embassy in Beijing. The work plan encompasses all upcoming deadlines, focus areas and other details of the framwork programme for the next three years. See more about the work plan here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-work-programme.

The workplan includes all the calls for funding that targets specifically cooperation with China. The following is an overview of calls that might be of special interest to Chinese researchers and instituions.

 

Flagship initiatives and priority areas for EU-China S&T cooperation

中欧科技合作的旗舰项目和重点领域

 

  • Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies (FAB) 食品、农业和生物技术

The EU China research and innovation flagship initiative on food, agriculture and biotechnologies (FAB) is a comprehensive research and innovation cooperation programme launched in 2014 to tackle sustainable agriculture, food security and safety in the EU and China. This has translated so far into 12 Horizon WP 2020 topics dedicated to cooperation with China with a total EU budget of 94 million euro. Common priorities and WP topics have been jointly identified and co-funded by the EC with CAAS and MOST. As a result 13 joint projects have been launched involving 63 Chinese partner organisations.

 

For third phase of the FAB Flagship (Work Programme 2018-20) a more balanced EU-China cooperation is envisaged with emphasis on integrated approaches to food safety in agri-food chain, high-efficient management of soil quality and land resources, healthy soils for healthy food production, and use of biogas digestate for high-quality organic fertilisers, fertilisers and other topics with common interests when it is appropriate;

 

Four topics are planned to be published as follows:

 

Topic Title

项目名称

Deadline 1

Deadline 2

Total European Funding

SFS-37-2019: Integrated approaches to food safety controls across the agri-food chain

以综合方法实现对横跨整个农业食物链的食品安全管控

23 January 2019

4 September 2019

8,000,000 EUR

SFS-38-2018: Highly efficient management of soil quality and land resources

高效管理土壤质量和土地资源

13 Februrary 2018

11 September 2018

5,000,000 EUR

CE-SFS-39-2019: High-quality organic fertilisers from biogas digestate

从沼气池中获得高质量的有机肥料

N/A

23 Jan 2019

5,000,000

EUR

SFS-40-2020 - Healthy soils for healthy food production (Information to be published soon)

以健康土壤实现健康食品生产(详细信息近期发布)

2020

2020

N/A

 

These topics are intended to promote balanced and substantial cooperation between European and Chinese partners. China based participants in projects selected under Horizon 2020 are invited to apply for co-funding from MOST

 

  • Environment and Sustainable Urbanisation 环境与城市可持续发展

Strategic joint EU-China research and innovation cooperation in environment and sustainable urbanisation is a long standing priority for both regions and it has been pursued with a number joint projects in FP7 and no less than 8 topics in Horizon 2020 so far. For the period 2018-20 cooperation will target green urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas, and reduction of transport impact on urban air quality with the two topics below. These topics are intended to promote balanced and substantial cooperation between European and Chinese partners. China-based participants in projects selected under Horizon 2020 are invited to apply for co-funding from MOST.

Topic Title

项目名称

Deadline 1

Deadline 2

Total European Funding

SC5-13-2018-2019: Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems. a) Strengthening EU-China collaboration (2018)

加强城市可持续发展的国际合作:以自然为基础的解决城市生态系统恢复与重建的方法。a)加强中欧协作(2018)

27 Feb 2018

04 Sep 2018

10,000,000

EUR

SC5-25-2020: Strengthening EU-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: Enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality of water in cities (Information to be published soon)

加强中欧关于城市可持续发展方面的合作:加强城市水资源安全和水生态质量的自然处理解决方案 (详细信息近期发布)

2020

2020

N/A

 

  • Surface Transport 水陆运输

Cooperation with China on Surface Transport builds on past multilateral cooperation with CSA projects like "SOLUTIONS" launched in May 2013 supporting the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe. Future cooperation will focus on transport impact on urban mobility, sustainable electrification, air quality, and freight transport systems, and will be promoted through the following topics targeting China as well as other international partner countries. China-based participants in projects selected under Horizon 2020 are invited to apply for co-funding from MOST.

Topic Title

项目名称

Deadline 1

Deadline 2

Total European Funding

LC-MG-1-1-2018: InCo flagship on reduction of transport impact on air quality C) Sensing and monitoring emission in urban road transportation system (China)

减少运输对空气质量的影响 c) 城市道路交通系统排放的感应与监测(中国)

30 Jan 2018

19 Sep 2018

 

30,000,000

EUR

 

  • Biotechnologies 生物技术

Following fruitful cooperation on biomaterials under FP7, the European Commission and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) agreed to further promote research and innovation cooperation with three new research topics on biotechnology for the environment and human health involving co-funding from both sides.

Topic Title

项目名称

Deadline 1

Deadline 2

Total European Funding

CE-BIOTEC-04-2018: New biotechnologies for environmental remediation

用于环境修复的新生物技术

31 October 2017

25 Apr 2018

10,000,000

EUR

CE-BIOTEC-05-2019: Microorganism communities for plastics bio-degradation (RIA)

微生物群用于塑料生物降解

16 October 2018

24 Apr 2019

10,000,000

EUR

NMBP-21-2020: Custom-made biological scaffolds for specific tissue regeneration and repair (RIA) (Information to be published soon)

定制生物支架用于特殊组织再生与修复(详细信息近期发布)

2020

2020

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Calls related to the three topics mentioned above are expected to promote substantial, coordinated and balanced cooperation between the EU and China. Separate parallel calls will be published by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 and by NSFC in China. China-based organizations are expected to apply for funding to NSFC.

 

  • Aviation 航空

Building on a long standing cooperation on aviation research the European Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology agreed to promote further cooperation with a topic on Aviation operations impact on climate change. This topic is intended to promote balanced and substantial cooperation between EU and Chinese organisations. China-based participants in applications and projects selected under Horizon 2020 are invited to apply for co-funding from MIIT

Topic Title

项目名称

Deadline 1

Deadline 2

Total European Funding

LC-MG-1-6-2019: Aviation operations impact on climate change

C) Propose and evaluate mitigation strategies towards greener flight trajectories (ensuring complementarities with SESAR JU activities.

(China)

D) Propose and evaluate mitigation strategies based on changes in the use of alternative fuels (China)

航空业对气候变化的影响

C)建议并评估对绿色飞行轨道的缓解策略(确保与SESAR JU相补充)(中国)

D) 依据使用替代燃料所发生的变化提出并评估缓解策略

04 December 2018

 

24 Apr 2019

10,000,000

EUR

….

Horizon 2020 is fully open to international participation in all fields and areas. Chinese researchers, enterprises, research institutions and universities will be able to team up with their European partners to participate in projects under Horizon 2020 and make best use of Europe's excellent opportunities in research and innovation. Through participation in Horizon 2020 beneficiaries can gain great benefits from access to excellent knowledge, access to research data and access and connection to world-leading scientific networks and research teams.

EU-China general Co-Funding Mechanism (MOST)

中欧联合提供资金的机制(科技部)

The China-EU co-funding mechanism on research and innovation (CFM) cooperation has played a significant role in supporting win-win STI cooperation since its launch in December 2015. The European Commission and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) agreed the renewal of the CFM for the period 2018-2020 to support joint projects between European and Chinese universities, research institutions and companies.

Under the co-funding mechanism (CFM) the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will provide financial support on a competitive basis to China-based entities that will participate in joint projects with European partners under Horizon 2020. For the period 2018-2020, MOST intends to reserve an annual budget of up to 200 Million RMB, and the EC intends to reserve a budget of up to 100 Million Euro in Horizon 2020 calls targeting cooperation with China.

See more information about co-funding by downloading the Horizon 2020 & EU-China Co-funding Mechanism Booklet here: http://www.dragon-star.eu/horizon-2020-eu-china-co-funding-mechanism-booklet/