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Societal Challenges

Health, Demographic Change and Well-being 2018-2020

Submission procedure

In Societal Challenge 1 both one-stage submission and two-stage submission procedures are applied. In 2018, only one topic uses the two-stage submission procedure (BHC-15-2018).

Deadline for stage 1: 6 February 2018

Deadline for stage 2: 4 September 2018

Deadlines for topics with a one-stage submission: 18 April 2018 and 24 April 2018


In 2019, topics with a two-stage submission have the following deadlines:

Deadline for stage 1: 2 October 2018

Deadline for stage 2: 16 April 2019

Deadlines for topics with a one-stage submission: 16 April 2019 and 24 April 2019

Exception: Topic SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020 (PCP) will close on 14 November 2018.

Other information:

In Societal Challenge 1 international cooperation is intensely supported by a number of topics. These include:

  • SC1-BHC-05-2018: International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalized medicine approaches
  • SC1-BHC-18-2018: Translational collaborative cancer research between Europe and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  • SC1-BHC-21-2018: Research on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and/or hepatitis C (HCV) in patients with mono-, co-infections and/or comorbidities in the context of fostering collaboration with the Russian Federation
  • SC1-HCO-11-2018: Strategic collaboration in health research and innovation between EU and China

The Work Programme includes three topics which use either „Pre-Commercial Procurement“ (PCP), or „Public-Procurement of Innovative Solutions“ (PPI) as the funding instrument:

  • SC1-BHC-10-2019: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis
  • SC1-DTH-05-2019: Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society
  • SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020: Digital health and care services