Information session on Horizon 2020 January 2016

Did you know that Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest ever research and innovation programme?

Aiming to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, Horizon 2020 supports research in a wide range of areas relevant to civil society organisations such as health, ageing, the environment, security and equality.

To improve Irish civil society’s knowledge of the programme, Access Europe, The Wheel and Enterprise Ireland are coming together to host an Information Session on Horizon 2020 in January 2016.


Given that many Irish community, voluntary and development organisations already have extensive experience of collaborative research projects and are carrying out innovative work, this event will provide for them an overview of Horizon 2020 and the funding opportunities available.

Date:  Thursday, 28 January 2016
Time:  9.45am – 1pm
Venue:  O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel, 8/10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2

Presentations to include:

  • Catriona Ward (Enterprise Ireland): An Introduction to Horizon 2020 - Objectives, budget and structure, types of activities, application process etc.
  • Access Europe and The Wheel: An introduction to NGO involvement in Horizon 2020 projects – How can NGOs get involved?
  • Magnus Conteh (World Vision Ireland): Case Study of Horizon 2020 and the Ebola+ Vaccine in West Africa
  • Paul Kilkenny (Irish Research Council): Overview of Social Challenge 6 - Europe in a Changing World
  • Kay Duggan Wells (Health Research Board): Overview of Social Challenge 1 - Health, Demographic change and Well-being
  • Jennifer Brennan (Irish Universities Association): Overview of the Marie Curie Actions

If you think that your organisation would benefit from learning more about Horizon 2020 research and innovation opportunities, then book your place for this event here.

Note: Given the highly competitive nature of Horizon 2020 and the scale of projects that are awarded funding, this event is primarily targeted at staff from organisations with a strong ability to support or carry out research and/or those with experience of substantial EU funding.


Event Date: 

09 - 13