The open call for Horizon 2020 topic “Political challenges for Europe” has just been published by the European Commission. The deadline for submitting the proposal under the topic is 3 June 2014 17:00 Brussels local time.
The research to address this challenge should in particular focus on the following key dimensions (proposals do not need to cover all dimensions and may include additional aspects which are relevant to the specific challenge):
1) The future of European integration – ‘More Europe – less Europe?’
2) Challenges to democratic practices and parties in Europe in the context of the crisis
3) Political leadership in times of economic, political and social crisis
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1.5 and 2.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.