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18/11/2019 The consultation for the Call 2020 topics is closed. Thank you for the topic proposals! The topics proposed from now on and until November 15, 2020, will be considered for the Call 2021

In preparation for the next calls of CHIST-ERA, a consultation is open to the research ecosystem and general public to collect research topic ideas.

The type of research targeted in CHIST-ERA and the topics full selection process are presented below. The topics supported by CHIST-ERA are renewed every year, to consult the list of the past topics go to

To propose a topic, please fill in the topic suggestion form here before November 15. The topic proposal must be addressed to a funding organisation in CHIST-ERA, which will assess the opportunity to promote it at the CHIST-ERA level. Do not hesitate to interact with the representative of the funding organisation (see contact list here). To prepare your proposal you can use the Word template in attachment (see at the bottom of the page). Moreover, two examples of past-suggested topics selected for a CHIST-ERA call are proposed (see attachments below).


Annex I: Targeted Research

CHIST-ERA targets use-inspired basic research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) or at the interface between ICT and other domains. The CHIST-ERA consortium is itself supported by the European Union’s Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. The topic should promote novel, ambitiously interdisciplinary and high-risk/high impact research with the potential to lead to significant technology breakthroughs in the long term. The full topic selection crietria are reported in the form.

CHIST-ERA - Targeted Research

Annex II: Topics Selection Process

Since 2010, CHIST-ERA is a forum for European research funding organisations to promote at the European level emerging or new research topics that can have high impact on the long term in the domain of ICT or at the interface between ICT and other domains.

Each year, the research funding organisations in CHIST-ERA and the members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of CHIST-ERA propose research topics. The scientific and technological relevance of these topics are discussed by CHIST-ERA and the SAB and two of them, considered as suitable for a CHIST-ERA call, are selected for the pupose of launching a call for research.

The selection of the topics follows a yearly cycle and comprises the following steps:

Action  Time
Suggestion of research topics by CHIST-ERA funding organisations and SAB members, based on open consultation Fall of year N
Selection of two topics by CHIST-ERA and the SAB Spring of year N+1
Call text preparation Spring/Summer of year N+1
Publication of the call Fall of year N+1