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On October 31, applications were opened for the selection process of local action groups which, under the Mar 2030 programme and in the period 2021-2027, will be responsible for the implementation of Local Development Strategies (EDL) of the Fishing and Aquaculture Communities.
These coastal community development initiatives amount to EUR 48 million. Of this amount, EUR 33.75 million comes from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFF) and brings together various entities with close links to the social, economic and institutional fabric of each territory.
This call for tenders and selection process is intended for the qualification of partnerships, with the respective recognition of local action groups, the determination of the amounts to be allocated to their operating costs, their territories of operation, as well as the approval of local development strategies, with their financial endowment.
Applications are submitted on electronic media through the Funds Desk in https://balcaofundosue.pt and are open until 31 January 2023.
Mar 2030 Program
The Mar 2030 programme will operationalize the support of the EMAMPA in Portugal, aiming, among other objectives, to promote a more sustainable economy in coastal, island and inland regions, as well as to foster the development of fishing and aquaculture communities.
It should be reported that under the Mar 2020 OP, 12 Local Fisheries Action Groups on the Continent and three in the Autonomous Region of the Azores have been approved, which bring together several fishing communities.
There is already a set of local entities and actors, with accumulated experience in the development and implementation of local development strategies.
The Mar 2030 program aims to continue this relevant work of the various agents of the territory and civil society, strongly committed to sustainable development goals, fostering modernity and technological innovation for their communities.
Cities interested in this Call for Pilot Cities are encouraged to join the series of webinars organised by NetZeroCities on different aspects related to the call:
With EUR 2.5 millions, this EMFAF call for proposals aims to increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy and contribute to a more gender equal society.
Today the European Commission has launched the “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). With a EUR 2.5 million budget, the call will help increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, such as fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, as well as inland and offshore aquaculture. Up to 2 projects are expected to be funded, with an exceptional co-funding of 90%.
The objective is to overcome the existing constraints in all aspects of the maritime sector, in particular recruitment, training, capacity-building, technical cooperation and promotions, so that every person can fully and safely participate in the activities of the sustainable blue economy.
The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy, thus contributing to a more gender equal society as a whole.
Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.
A first published version of the Programme manual and terms_of_reference is already available (documents in annex). The Call opens on 5 April and closes on 31 May 2022 at 12:00 (midday).
Financial support for innovative projects in the areas of:
Innovation and research;
Competitiveness in SMEs;
Low Carbon Economy;
Environment and effective use of resources.
Register at #europecooperates on 5 April 2022 to present your ideas for the project and get more information about the call.
For more information consult:
Information session: 18/01/2022
Objective: To create a small grant facility for projects in the EU’s Outermost Regions (OR) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and the sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Scope: Further unlock the local potential for biodiversity action in the EU ORs and OCTs, and foster the implementation of concrete conservation activities in these areas to protect nature and reverse ecosystem degradation.
Expected Impact: The scheme is expected to have a substantial, concrete and measurable impact in terms of biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, capacity building, awareness raising, etc. Applicants will elaborate on this specific aspect by estimating and describing the potential impacts of the small grants they expect to manage.
Conditions of Admissibility: as described in section 5 of the Call
Boundaries and page layout of the proposal: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System
Eligible countries: described in section 6 of the Call
Other eligibility conditions: described in section 6 of the Call
Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in section 7 of the Call
Evaluation and award:
– Award criteria, scoring and thresholds: described in section 9 of the Call
– Submission and evaluation processes: described in sections 8 and 11 of the Call and the Online Manual
– Indicative evaluation and grant agreement timetable: described in section 4 of the Call
Legal and financial structure of the Grants: described in section 10 of the Call
Standard application form – call-specific application form is available in the Submission System
Mandatory Annexes to the application form:
Detailed budget table
Letters of support
LIFE General Model Grant Agreement (MGA v1.0)
LIFE Work Programme 2021-2024
LIFE Regulation 2021/783
EU Financial Regulation 2018/1046
More information: Funding & tenders (europa.eu)
The period for submitting applications for the promotion of EU agri-food products – 2022 campaign is open until 21 April. For 2022, a total of €185.9 million has been allocated for the promotion of EU agri-food products inside and outside the EU. As in 2021, the 2022 promotion policy work programme focuses on products and farming practices that support the objectives of the European Green Pact, such as EU organic products, fruit and vegetables, sustainable agriculture and animal welfare. The promotion policy will co-finance campaigns in line with the ambitions of the European Green Pact, supporting the objectives of the Dish to Plate Strategy, the European Cancer Plan, the Action Plan for the Development of Organic Farming in the EU and the Commission Communication on the European Citizens’ Initiative “Cage-free”. The campaigns should inform European and global consumers about organic farming, sustainable EU agriculture, and the agri-food sector’s contribution to climate and environmental action. Within the EU, the campaigns will also promote healthy eating and balanced diets by increasing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.
FORWARD consortium and Synergiles (project partner form Guadeloupe Region) kindly invites you to the set of 5 Online Trainings: Enhancing the participation of the Outermost Regions in European Union funding with FORWARD Thematic Working Groups subcoordinators’ experience.
Training 1. R&I project for SMEs and University-Private collaboration. March 16, 2022
Experience from Madeira, with Senior Project Manager Claudio Mantero. Expert in Sustainable Transport and Mobility. European Commission evaluator Expert. FORWARD Subcordinator of TWG5: Climate and Energy Transition
Registration link: https://forms.gle/mx2vmbGaBK3vv3nd6
A set of 5 training looks for creating more awareness of the different tools the European Union (EU) provides for promoting the Research and the Innovation ecosystem among the 9 Outermost Regions (Ors). Synergiles, from Guadeloupe Region, and FORWARD project consortium kindly welcome the potential beneficiaries of these trainings: Research and Innovation experts, future project leaders, research organizations, VSEs (very small enterprises) and SMEs (small and medium enterprises).
The trainings will be delivered in French and translated into English. The program for the 5 training is attached.
More information will be shared on the project website: https://forward-h2020.eu/enhancing-the-participation-of-the-outermost-regions-in-european-union-funding-with-forward-thematic-working-groups-subcoordinators-experience-online-training/
Objectives: (i) Support projects that demonstrate highly innovative, sufficiently developed technologies, processes or products with significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (ii) offer financial support tailored to the market needs and risk profiles of eligible projects, while attracting additional public and private resources.
The following activities can be financed:
1. Activities that support innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I of the EU ETS Directive, including environmentally safe carbon capture and use (CCU) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change, as well as products that substitute carbon-intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I of the EU ETS Directive;
2. activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of projects targeting environmentally safe CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS)
3. activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
To be eligible for funding under this call, applicants must be: (i) legal persons; (ii) belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities or international organisations; (iii) be directly responsible for the implementation and management of the project, where relevant, together with other applicants, i.e. not acting as an intermediary. The minimum number of applicants is one.
The European Commission has officially launched the second edition of the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022. Following the success of the first edition, which received over 2,000 entries last year, the 2022 edition will celebrate inspiring new examples of the transformations the initiative wants to bring in our daily lives, living spaces and experiences.
It is therefore a great opportunity for Cohesion Policy-funded projects (completed up to 2 years ago) and ideas for young people (up to 30 years old) who contribute to NEB values, to get well-deserved recognition and win up to 30,000 EUR!
Applications are open until 28 February 2022 at 19:00 CET and can be submitted here: https://prizes.new-european-bauhaus.eu/
For any further questions about the prize and the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application guide can be found at the following link: Guia_de_candidatura_PT_0.pdf (new-european-bauhaus.eu).
The Horizon Europe Info Days is running from June 28th to July 9th.
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 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:
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).
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: https://errin.eu/system/files/2021-03/210324 – 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.
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.
For more information: https://www.fundacionrepsol.com/en/entrepreneurs-fund?utm_source=social_media_paid&utm_medium=instagram&utm_content=ig_darkpost&utm_campaign=JAN_2021&utm_term=corporativo&fbclid=PAAaZ1kn1iGfRZXHKWO-OHBcds8RbMpeBRB6QQBySz1YsYZNM8JYsOuNU2qEE
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.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
More information can be found at: https://institute.eib.org/social-innovation-tournament-2/