Funding: € 50000000
14 Apr 2023
Deadline full proposals:
13 Sep 2023
Federal Science Policy Office
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Fund for Scientific Research
Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies
Research & Innovation Foundation
Innovation Fund Denmark
Estonian Research Council
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Rural Affairs
Research Council Faroe Islands
Academy of Finland
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
National Research Agency
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Icelandic Centre for Research
Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy
Ministry of University and Research
Latvian Council of Science
Research Council of Lithuania
Research Council of Norway
National Centre for Research and Development
Commission for Coordination and Regional Development of the Centre
Foundation for Science and Technology
Regional Fund for Science and Technology
Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization
Spanish State Research Agency
Center for Technological Development and Innovation
A Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development
Swedish National Space Agency
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
[Min LNV de Staat]
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership, a European partnership under the European Commission’s Research & Innovation Framework Programme Horizon Europe, is pleased to announce its first Joint transnational call entitled « The way forward: a thriving sustainable blue economy for a brighter future ».
The vision of the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is to design, steer and support a just and inclusive transition to a regenerative, resilient, and sustainable blue economy. This EU Partnership aims to boost the transformation needed towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive, and competitive blue economy by 2030 while creating and supporting the conditions for a sustainable ocean for the people by 2050.
This first co-funded call aims to support transnational research and innovation projects (36 months) addressing one of the five priority areas below:
These five priority areas were selected to maximise participation while reinforcing the European blue economy through innovative solutions and improved resilience of marine ecosystems. The priority areas embrace actionable routes from science to policy to observe, assess and mitigate the impacts of climate change on vital ecological assets such as biodiversity and other ecosystem services on which our economies depend, thus supporting coastal communities.
Projects in this Co-funded call must be impact-driven contributions to the transformation into a blue economy for a more resilient future and towards carbon neutrality targets, following an impact pathway approach.
Projects must be developed at a pan-European level and in the different European sea basins: the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and establish close cross-sectorial cooperation in the science, innovation, and economic sectors. Projects are expected to consider several European sea basins or, at least, to consider the impact of the projects on several European sea basins.
The first Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP) Co-funded call pools national and regional financial resources through the participation of 36 funding organisations from 23 countries (19 Member-States: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, 4 Associated Countries: Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Türkiye and 1 third country: Brazil) responsible for funding research and innovation actions in the blue economy, with financial support from the European Commission. The total budget is about 50 Million Euros.
To be eligible, research consortia must include partners from a minimum of three independent legal entities from three different countries participating in the call. Self-funded partners including partners from countries (and/or regions) not participating in this Co-funded call are allowed but do not contribute to the minimum eligible consortium size. Stakeholder engagement as partners or self-funded partners is encouraged (according to national/regional regulations) to enhance innovation, policy, and societal relevance and ultimately the impact of the projects.