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Societal Challenges

Europe and the rest of the world are facing pressing societal challenges and research has an important role to play in finding ways these can be solved. The EU has identified seven different challenges to be addressed under Pillar 3 of Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges.

  1. Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing; 
  2. Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research, and the Bioeconomy;
  3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy;
  4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport;
  5. Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials;
  6. Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  7. Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
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