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Meer Wissen call for proposals: strengthening the knowledge base for marine and coastal nature-based Solutions in selected African countries | Deadline: 31 december 2021

Deadline: 31 December 2021
Budget: 360.000 EUR
Countries: Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

Themes

  • Governance, ICZM, MSP, data and monitoring (O3)

Objective

Marine Nature-based Solutions (NbS) play a significant role in climate adaptation, coastal protection and climate mitigation, but also food security as well as biodiversity conservation and for safeguarding the livelihoods of coastal populations.

The objective of this Call for Proposals is to improve the knowledge base for marine and coastal NbS and to improve the use and uptake in national strategies and action plans.

More information: visit the Meer Wissen call website

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

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

Themes:

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  • Maritime Research and innovation (O2)

Objective:

A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to fair, healthy, climate-resilient and climate- and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption, notably the target of at least 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030 and a significant increase in organic aquaculture, by evaluating the conditions and proposing scenarios relating to knowledge and innovation for reaching this target

Description

In line with the European Green Deal objectives, the farm to fork strategy for a fair healthy and environmentally friendly food system, the EU bioeconomy strategy and blue growth strategy, the successful proposal will support consumer engagement to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, inclusive, safe and healthy seafood consumption through innovative information strategies and tools.

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

  • Sustainably fished or farmed nutritious seafood with a low ecological and carbon footprint is well-communicated, well-accepted and preferred by consumers.
  • Identification of key bottlenecks to achieve a fully transparent seafood value chain in Europe, including the assessment of criteria for consumers’ non-acceptance.

More information

More information at the call webpage

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

HORIZON Europe Call – Socio-economic empowerment of the users of the sea

Deadline: 6 October 2021
Budget: 6.000.000 €
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Themes

  • Maritime skills and education (O2/P6)
  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  • Marine and Coastal Tourism (O2/P4)

Objective

This call aims to better understand the environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, cultural and demographic drivers of change for users of the sea in coastal areas, and how these are taken into account by the policy making community.

More information: Visit the call webpage

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UNDP – Ocean Innovation Challenge – Call Sustainable Fisheries | Deadline 9 May 2021

Deadline: 9 May 2021
Budget: 50.000-250.000 USD
Countries: TN, DZ, MA, MR, LY

Themes:

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

The UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge is looking for innovative solutions promoting sustainable fisheries to receive support up to 250K USD. Application deadline: 9 May 2021.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

More information on the call-page of the ocean innovation challenge website