Current open calls

Open calls are listed by programs.

 

LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 – Climate Governance and Information – Standard Action Projects (SAP) | Deadline: 30 November 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 8.000.000 € (Estimated number of projects to be funded: 5)
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)
  • Governance, ICZM, MSP, data and monitoring (O3)

Objective

LIFE Climate Change Governance and Information aims at supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the Union legislation and policy on climate change, contributing to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. This includes improving governance through enhancing the capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society.

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LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 – Climate Change Mitigation – Standard Action Projects (SAP) : Deadline: 30 November 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 30.500.000 € (Estimated number of projects to be funded: 15)
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)

Objective

Projects under the Climate Change Mitigation Priority Area should contribute to the socially just and sustainable transition towards a climate neutral economy by 2050 and to reaching the EU emission reduction target for 2030 to at least 55% compared with 1990 levels.

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LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 – Climate Change Adaptation – Standard Action Projects (SAP) | Deadline 30 November 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 30.500.000 € (Estimated number of projects to be funded: 15)
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)

Objective

Projects under this strand should help to achieve the long-term vision of the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change that, in 2050, the EU will be a climate-resilient society which is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Projects should help to reinforce adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience, and reduce vulnerability, in line with the Paris Agreement and the proposed European Climate Law.

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LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 – Environment governance – Standard Action Projects (SAP) | Deadline 30 November 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 100.420.656 €
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)
  • Governance, ICZM, MSP, data and monitoring (O3)

Objective

The aim is to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment.

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HORIZON Europe Call – Demonstration of wave energy devices to increase experience in real sea condition | Deadline: 5 January 2022

Deadline: 5 January 2022
Budget: 15.000.000 €
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Themes

  • Shipping and Ports (O2/P4)
  • Maritime Renewable Energy (O2/ P5)
  • Maritime Research and innovation (O2)

Objective

This call aims to fund projects contributing to Demonstrated performance and reliability of wave energy devices producing comparable and public results using international metrics

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COVID-19 Recovery Through Sustainable Tourism Growth and SME Support | Deadline: 16 February 2022

Deadline: 16 February 2022
Budget: 12,420,000 EUR
Countries:  France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Tourism

Objective

This call for proposals is part of the overall COVID-19 recovery strategy for a sustainable tourism ecosystem, whilst being in line with the priorities of the European Commission`s SME strategy and the updated European Industrial Strategy.

The general objective of the call is to monitor the sustainability performance of SMEs in the tourism sector, whilst boosting their awareness, development and capacity in the area of sustainable innovations.

The call aims:

  • to support tourism SMEs in developing their skills and capacities in sustainable tourism, whilst creating sustainability strategies in line with the needs and priorities of their territory;
  • to provide capacity building, value chain insights and technical assistance to SMEs, by applying European sustainability frameworks and tools (such as Environmental footprint methods, EMAS and EU Ecolabel);
  • to develop a monitoring framework37 which regularly collects and makes available data on the sustainability performance of the SMEs, in a feasible manner that is interoperable with national statistics systems;
  • to foster innovative solutions for sustainable tourism, which can provide business and destinations with heightened resilience to shocks, enhanced social, economic and environmental awareness and responsibility;
  • to build effective mechanisms for best practice exchange and dissemination of transferable tools and knowledge between the SMEs, also at a European level

The call aims to promote sustainability strategies and innovations for sustainability, such as the following themes:

  • Tourism linked with the preservation of natural heritage and biodiversity;
  • The development of agro-tourism, sport tourism, rural tourism and ecotourism, with particular attention to slow tourism across seasons, and in connection with respecting the authenticity and well-being of host communities;
  • The development and support of cultural tourism in connection with both material and non-material cultural heritage

 

Activities to be funded:

  • The proposal has to describe how the consortium will organise and provide direct support to tourism SMEs, to build their capacities in developing and implementing sustainability strategies for their company. The tourism SMEs benefitting from financial support will not form part of the consortium.
  • The taking up of internationally recognised sustainability/environmental certification and/or specific assessment tools may be included. Consortia are encouraged to promote participation in the relevant EU Certification Schemes (namely EU Ecolabel and EMAS), as also evidenced in the Award Criteria, although other certification schemes will be considered as well.
  • The actions proposed are expected to facilitate cross-border/transnational cooperation to foster peer to peer learning as well as to support collecting and exchanging knowledge and innovative practices, addressing particularly the vulnerabilities generated and accentuated by COVID-19

Each proposal must directly support (including financial support) a minimum of eighty (80) tourism SMEs from a minimum of three (3) eligible countries

Call:

COVID-19 Recovery Through Sustainable Tourism Growth and SME Support (SMP-COSME-2021-TOURSME)

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LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 – Circular Economy and Quality of Life – Standard Action Projects (SAP) | Deadline 30 November 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 100.420.656 €
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)

Objective

The aim is to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment.

More information: Visit the call webpage

HORIZON Europe Call – Digital transition supporting inspection and control for sustainable fisheries | Deadline: 6 October 2021

Deadline: 6 October
Budget: 10.000.000 €
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Themes:

  • Maritime Safety and security (O1/P1)
  •  Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  •  Maritime skills and education (O2/P6)
  •  Governance, ICZM, MSP, data and monitoring (O3)

 

Description:

This call has the objective to support a project aiming at developing Research and Innovation (R&I) under the topic of Digitisation and advanced tools applied to the inspection and control for sustainable fisheries

 

Deadline to submit proposals: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 17:00 (Brussels time)

In line with the European Green Deal objectives, Common Fisheries Policy, the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy for a fair healthy and environmentally friendly food system, and the Blue Growth strategy, the successful proposal will support better fisheries management through data and technological development.

Project results are expected to contribute to some or all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Advancing the digital transition for fisheries inspection and control and deliver data for fisheries science, management and monitoring in a cost-efficient way to fully achieve the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
  • Delivering innovative technological solutions such as machine learning and artificial intelligence and advance sensing technologies to support biologically complex data analysis
  • Devise new monitoring and control strategies to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) and promote sustainable fisheries in the EU and globally.
  • Create a new generation of jobs in the EU requiring digital and high-tech know-how applied to fisheries.
  • Improve the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within the blue economy.

 

More information

More information at the call webpage

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HORIZON Europe Call – Sea to fork transparency and consumer engagement | Deadline: 6 October 2021

HORIZON Europe Call – Demonstration of measures and management for coastal and marine ecosystems restoration and resilience in simplified socio-ecological systems | Deadline: 6 October 2021

Deadline: 6 October 2021
Budget: 10.000.000 €
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Themes

  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • MPA’s and nature conservation (O2/P5)

Objective

A successful proposal will improve the knowledge to restore ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss, supporting notably the following impact in this destination: ‘Biodiversity decline, its main direct drivers and their interrelations are better understood and addressed’

More information: Visit the call webpage