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19th edition of the EURegions Week
Begins 11/10/2021
Ends 14/10/2021
The LIFE IP AZORES NATURA project announces the 19th edition of the EURegions Week, the largest annual event in Brussels dedicated to cohesion policy. Between 11 and 14 October, you will have the opportunity to participate in several online workshops with themes related to biodiversity, forests, green transition and many others, with about 300 planned sessions.
This event is included in LIFE IP AZORES NATURA’s complementary funds, being that one of the main goals, and that characterizes the integrated projects (IP), is the necessity to mobilize funds other than LIFE (whether from the European Union, national, regional or private), to finance complementary measures or actions to the project, outside of its own, such as Horizon Europe, Interreg MAC, among others.
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Horizon Europe – Widening programme Info Day and opportunities
Begins 28/06/2021
Ends 09/07/2021

The Horizon Europe Info Days is running from June 28th to July 9th.

During these info days, available in replay on the HE info days website and on YouTube, the six (6) clusters of the Pillar II are presented.

In addition to Pillar II, we want to highlight the Widening Programme also known as Pillar Four. This pillar offers many opportunities to the Outermost Regions which are eligible for the Widening programme.

The Widening programme will be presented on Friday, July 9th between 9:30 to 18:00 (CEST) with the European Research Area programme. One can cite interesting calls with among others the Twinning, Excellence Hub, and ERA Chair programme.

The ERA Fellowships (HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-02-01) should also be studied, it is a Training and Mobility Actions that allows attracting excellent post-doctoral candidates to widening countries.

The ERA Fellowship is linked to the calls HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01 (opening 22 Jun 2021 and closing 12 Oct 2021).

The application to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 from a widening country will be automatically resubmitted to ERA Fellowships in case the proposal fails to reach an adequate place in the ranking to be funded.

For more information, you can learn more about the MSCA by watching the full info day.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Call for proposals for the award of framework partnership agreements concerning the designation of the European Topic Centres (2022-2026)
Begins 02/03/2021
Ends 29/04/2021

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is launching seven calls for proposals for the award of framework partnership agreements covering the period from 2022 to 2026 concerning the designation of European Topic Centres on:

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems,
  • Climate change adaptation and LULUCF,
  • Climate change mitigation,
  • Data integration and digitalisation,
  • Human health and environment,
  • Circular economy and resource use, and
  • Sustainability trends, prospects and responses.

The relevant documentation for every call including deadlines, budget, eligibility, selection and award criteria, and arrangements for Union funding, as well as guidance on how to submit a proposal may be consulted and downloaded from the following website:

The deadline to submit a proposal for any of these calls is 29 April 2021 at 14:00 (UTC + 1).

Blue Growth meeting on Horizon Europe calls 2021 & European Partnerships
Begins 18/03/2021
Ends 24/03/2021

This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on relevant European Partnerships.

The upcoming Horizon Europe Blue Growth calls and the zero-emission waterborne transport partnership will be presented by Miriam de Angelis, Italian National Contact Point for Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials. Thorsten Kiefer, Executive Director, JPI Oceans secretariat in Brussels, will present the Blue Economy Partnership and the SRIA. Jaap Gebraad, Executive Director, Waterborne Technology Platform, will then present an update on the Zero-emission waterborne-transport partnership.

The draft agenda is here: – Blue Growth WG-HEU calls-EU-partnerships – agenda_1.pdf

The meeting will take place on GoToWebinar from 09:00 CET on Wednesday 24 March, we invite you to register for the meeting here.

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Accelerator program for innovative startups in energy transition – Entrepreneurs Fund
Begins 29/01/2021
Ends 03/03/2021

Program objective:

It supports innovative startups in low carbon, circular economy and digitalization technologies for the energy industry when they are in a pre-commercial stage to bring their technological solutions to the market. This is an ideal program for startups ready for pilot trials with real customers, or startups that will reach that stage in less than 1-2 years.

10th call for proposals open until March 3.


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Social Innovation Tournament – 10th edition. Submit your impact solution by 3 March 2021.
Begins 01/02/2021
Ends 03/03/2021

The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact. Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing and many more.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the SIT, winning projects in the General Category and Special Category will be awarded a first or second prize of €75 000 and €30 000 respectively, and an Audience Choice Award of €10 000.

In 2021, the Special Category prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable living. Two projects will be selected to attend INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship programme in Fontainebleau, France.

The prizes are awarded by a jury of specialists from the academic and business worlds. In 2021, the Audience Choice will be awarded by the public, based on their votes.

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