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Societal Challenges

Health, Demographic and Wellbeing - Work Programme 2016-17

** SC1-PM-07–2017: Promoting mental health and well-being in the young 

Mental well-being is integral to population health and well-being and contributes to the functioning of individuals, families, communities and the social and economic prosperity of society. Mental and behavioural disorders including addictive behaviour place immense burdens on individuals, families and society; they also increase the risk of co-morbidities and social exclusion. Childhood and adolescence are crucial periods for laying the foundations for healthy development and mental well-being. There is compelling evidence that promotion of mental well-being and prevention interventions, when implemented effectively, can reduce risk factors for mental disorders, enhance protective factors for good mental and physical health and lead to lasting positive effects on a range of educational, social and economic outcomes for young people. Medical and psychological factors, family and social factors (including working conditions) as well as digital environments are some of the different determinants impacting the health and well-being of the young. Resilience to adversity will enhance their ability to cope. There is a need for more robust evidence on resilience factors and on effective interventions promoting mental well-being. Developing these in the young offers the possibility of a positive influence on child development in critical/sensitive periods (childhood, adolescence, transition to young adulthood), thanks to early neuroplasticity. 

Scope: Proposals should develop population-oriented primary prevention interventions to promote mental well-being of young people and assess them for their effectiveness. The interventions should build on but may go beyond existing state-of-the art knowledge on biological, psychological and social determinants of mental well-being such as societal, cultural, work life, lifestyle, epidemiological, economic and environmental perspectives. The proposals should aim at increasing resilience and mitigating the impact of biological, psychosocial and environmental risk factors. The target group should include young up to 25 years (or a subgroup there of), which is an age limit often used as many severe disorders start in this period. 

The research design should be developed by means of a multidisciplinary approach and involve the young themselves and other relevant stakeholders. Innovative approaches in involving the young and gathering their inputs for the design of the intervention should be considered. The interventions should use a holistic approach, taking gender and health inequality aspects into account, in increasing resilience and empowering the young. The interventions to be developed should reflect the diversity of the different countries and regions in Europe and beyond. The research should pay particular attention to ethical issues. The interventions should be assessed for mental well-being outcomes as well as the economic and social benefits and impact on reducing inequalities. These analyses of impact and effectiveness should be presented in quantitative as well as qualitative terms, in a gender disaggregated way where relevant. The results should be disseminated throughout Europe and beyond in order that the evidence generated is fully exploited.

Indicative budget: EUR 2-4 million 

Deadline Second stage proposals due by 5pm Brussels time, 11 April 2017


H2020-ICT-2017 information and communication technologies, topics 5, 11, 14-17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 28 and 30-33

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership invites proposals, under the leadership in enabling and industrial technologies work programme, for its H2020-ICT-2017 information and communication technologies call. Proposals may address the following topics:

•advanced computing and cloud computing, including ICT-5-2017 customised and low energy computing;

•future internet, including ICT-11-2017 collective awareness platforms for sustainability and social innovation;

•content, including ICT-14-2017 big data PPP: cross sectorial and cross-lingual data integration and experimentation, ICT-15-2017 big data PPP: large scale pilot projects in sectors best benefiting from data-driven innovation, ICT-16-2017 big data PPP: research addressing main technology challenges of the data economy, ICT17-2017 media and content convergence, ICT-20-2017 tools for smart digital content in the creative industries and ICT-23-2017 interfaces for accessibility;

•robotics and autonomous systems, including ICT25-2017 advanced robot capabilities research and take-up, ICT-27-2017 system abilities, development and pilot installations and ICT28-2017 robotics competition, coordination and support;

•ICT key enabling technologies, including ICT-30-2017 photonics key enabling technologies 2017 and ICT-31-2017 micro- and nanoelectronics technologies;

•innovation and entrepreneurship support, including ICT-32-2017 startup Europe for growth and innovation radar and ICT-33 innovation procurement networks.

Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions, coordination and support actions, innovation actions or PCP co-fund actions. Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country. Coordination and support actions require at least one legal entity established in a member state or associated country. In addition, PCP co-fund actions require a minimum of two independent legal entities which are public procurers from two different member states or associated countries. Proposals addressing topic ICT-33-2017 must involve participation from at least five existing national innovation procurement competence centres, plus five public bodies with the mandate to set up five new centres, involving 10 different member states or associated countries in total. All H2020 funding calls allow third country partners who secure their own funding to participate in consortia.

The indicative budget for this call is €374 million. Each successful proposal is expected to receive between €200,000 and €15m, although proposals for other amounts will also be considered.

Deadline 25 April 2017

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Digital security focus area, topic 6

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, under the secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens work programme, invites proposals for its H2020-DS-2017 digital security focus area call. Proposals may address the following topic: DS-06-2017 cryptography.

Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions. Research and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country. All H2020 funding calls allow third country partners who secure their own funding to participate in consortia.

The indicative budget for this call is €18.5 million.

Deadline 25 April 2017

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