Horizon 2020 is implemented through calls for project proposals. This procedure ensures that the allocation of EU funding is transparent and open to all. The number of programmes and calls can be overwhelming. Below are five ways how to stay informed about calls that concern you.
Work Programmes are PDF documents regrouping all calls foreseen for a certain period. Currently, Work Programmes cover the years 2014 and 2015. All Work Programmes can be accessed on the H2020 Participant Portal, under “How to participate” - “Reference documents”. The versioning in the document name indicates that the documents have been modified, for example concerning the exact budget figures.
In a way, you do not have to wait for a call to “open” as you can also foresee its open and closure dates since the publication of the Work Programme. The relevant Work Programme is also available on the respective topic site.
On the Participant Portal, under “Funding Opportunities” and “Calls”, you can filter calls in various ways.
The Participant Portal also includes a keyword search under “Funding Opportunities”, “Search topics”. Just like google, the search box will complete your term when you type it.
The Participant Portal offers RSS feeds. RSS is still a useful tool that allows to be notified of changes on sites that one follows. To learn more about how to use RSS feeds click here.
The call calendar is a file (.ics) that you can open for example in Outlook. By selecting the file, deadlines for all calls will show in your calendar.