The third pillar responds to the most urgent social challenges in Europe and aims to improve the living conditions of European citizens by bringing together resources and knowledge from different sectors, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and humanities in particular. It is divided into seven specific objectives.

Specific objectives:


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Health, demographic change and well-being: the goal is to improve health by creating high-quality and economically sustainable health and care systems. SC1 LINK Link Link
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research as well as bio-economy: aims to guarantee a sufficient supply of safe and high quality food products, developing production systems based on an efficient use of resources. SC2 LINK Link Link
Safe, clean and efficient energy aimed at achieving a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system, in times of increasing scarcity of resources, increasing energy needs and climate change. SC3 LINK Link Link
Intelligent, green and integrated transport: the goal is to create a European transport system that is resource efficient, environmentally friendly, safe and to the benefit of citizens, the economy and society. SC4 LINK Link Link
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials: aims to create a sustainable society in terms of resources and climate change, guaranteeing integrity and environmental sustainability. SC5 LINK Link Link
Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative, reflective societies: aimed at supporting inclusive, innovative and reflective societies, in a context of continuous transformations and growing global interdependencies. SC6 LINK Link Link
Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens: the objective is to support the development and application of new technological solutions, which guarantee the overall level of security of citizens, respecting the fundamental rights of the individual. SC7 LINK Link Link


The notices for Societal Challenges are published on the official website of the program  (Participant Portal)  following the indications present in the specific WPs and in the online manuale online H2020.