Societal Challenges Societal Challenges is one of the 3 pillars of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It addresses key social concerns and EU policy objectives such as health, climate change, environmental issues, energy and transport. Horizon 2020 uses a challenge-based approach: topics are quite generic and define desired outcomes rather than required technologies or approaches. Programmes are truly multidisciplinary and cover cross-cutting issues such as innovation, spreading excellence and widening participation, information and communications technology (ICT), social sciences and humanities (SSH), gender and international cooperation. Seven societal challenges Horizon 2020 addresses seven societal challenges: Health, demographic change and wellbeing Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Calls and support To find relevant Horizon 2020 calls for project proposals, please consult the Calls for project proposals section. For specific information and advice on activities under Societal Challenges, Luxembourg actors can contact the National Contact Point.