UK input into Horizon 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 1: Health, demographic change and wellbeing The MRC leads the UK delegation on the Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Programme Committee. The Programme Committee consists of a delegation from each European Member State and one of the Committee’s roles is to input into and approve the final content of the calls published under the Health Challenge. The MRC welcomes suggestions for call topics from UK organisations and researchers with an interest in the Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge: Health, demographic change and wellbeing. Submission content All submissions should be prepared using the form below. Submissions should include the text of a call that you would like to see in future Work Programmes; submissions should not describe individual research projects. Please clearly state what the expected outcomes of the projects funded under your proposed call would be. Please also provide a justification, focusing on both the importance of the research topic and why the topic should be funded at a European level rather than through national bodies. If you are aware of researchers in other countries who would be interested in responding with you to your proposed call text, please let us know. This would help us to understand whether we could expect support for the call topic from other Member states at the Programme Committee. What will happen to submissions? The submissions will be analysed internally within the MRC in order to understand the key topics for which there is strong support from the UK community. Submissions will not be peer reviewed, but where appropriate, the MRC will seek external scientific advice. The MRC may also seek advice from the other members of the UK delegation on the Programme Committee (e.g. Department of Health, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Technology Strategy Board). It will not be possible to put all submissions forward. Decisions on which topics to follow up will be based on: whether the call suggestion fits reasonably within the aims and objectives of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge pillar and whether the next calls are an appropriate time to lobby for a particular topic. The submissions will be used in a number of ways during the development of the calls. They will be used in discussions with Commission Project Officers on the content of future calls; in the preparation of written submissions to the Commission and also during discussion at Programme Committee meeting. If the submissions are not appropriate for the next call, they may be kept on file for future calls. We regret that as we are expecting a high volume of submissions, we may not be able to provide a tailored response to each submission. If you have further queries, please contact Alex Harris, MRC International Strategy Manager and Horizon 2020 Health National Contact Point: [email protected] UK Work Programme input into Horizon 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE: Health, demographic change and wellbeing Name Organisation E-mail address Telephone number Call Topic Title Specific Challenge * (approx. 150 words) Scope ** (approx. 150 words) Expected Impact ** (approx. 150 words) Justification **** (approx. 150 words) Project partners ***** (approx. 150 words) If you have further queries, please contact Alex Harris, MRC International Strategy Manager and Horizon 2020 Health National Contact Point: [email protected] Guidance Notes *This should consist of the challenge that applicants should respond to. ** Indicate what would be inside and outside of scope ***Please state the expected impact of the call topic proposed i.e. what the objectives and outcomes should be. ****The justification should include reasons why the topic should be carried out at a European rather than national level. ***** It is not essential to complete this item, but it will assist us in discussion at the Programme Committee if we are aware of which other countries might have an interest in supporting the call.