Current open calls

Open calls are listed by programs.

 

Horizon 2020 | Secure societies | 14 March – 22 August 2019

14 March – 22 August 2019

The call opened the 14th of March 2019 and it is classified as a “ CSA Coordination and support action” and the focus area is: boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union (SU).

In Europe, practitioners interested in the uptake of security research and innovation are dedicated to performing their duty and are focused on their tasks.

Scope: Practitioners are invited to associate in 3 different categories of networks in the field security:

  1. [2019-2020] Practitioners (end-users) in the same discipline and from across Europe are invited to get together: 1) to monitor research and innovation projects with a view to recommending the uptake or the industrialisation of results, 2) to express common requirements as regards innovations that could fill capability and other gaps and improve their future performance, and 3) to indicate priorities as regards areas requiring more standardisation. Opinions expressed and reported by the networks of practitioners should be checked against what can be reasonably expected, and according to which timetable, from providers of innovative solutions. In 2019, proposals are invited to address the specific area of handling of hybrid threats in line with the existing EU policy framework.
  2. b.[2018] Innovation clustersfrom around Europe (established at national, regional or local level), especially those managing demonstration sites, testing workbenches, and training facilities (including those providing simulators, serious gaming platforms, testing of PPDR applications on broadband networks) are invited to establish one network 1) to establish and maintain a roster of capabilities and facilities, 2) to organise to share expertise, 3) plan to pool and share resources with a view to facilitating access to their respective facilities among collective membership when this would constitute an economy of scale and allow a more intensive use of expensive equipment, and 4) to coordinate future developments and workbenches’ acquisition.
  3. [2018] Procurement agencies, or departments, active at budgeting and implementing the acquisition of security solutions at European, national, regional or local level can get together: 1) to share investment plans, 2) to compare procurement techniques and rules, and 3) to plan for common procurements of research services as well as of innovative, off-the-shelf products.

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ENI CBC Med | Strategic Projects | April – 3 July 2019

April – 3 July 2019|

The “Strategic Projects” call started early April 2019. The Joint Monitoring Committee has selected 7 out of the Programme 11 priorities for the call for strategic projects.

The chosen priorities and related EU financial allocation are:

– A.1 Business and SMEs development:

  • A.1.1 – Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises, with a particular focus on young and women entrepreneurs and facilitate the protection of their Intellectual Property Rights and commercialization, where applicable;
  • A.1.2 – Strengthen and support Euro-Mediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and value-chains in traditional sectors and non-traditional sectors.

– A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation:

  • A.2.1 – Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results, strengthening the linkages between research, industry and other private sector actors.

– A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty

  • A.3.1 – Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills;

– B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation:

  • B.4.1 – Support innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply;
  • B.4.2 – Reduce municipal waste generation and promote source separated collection and the optimal exploitation of its organic component;
  • B.4.3 – Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings.

These priorities were selected following national consultations in all participating countries and based on an updated socio-economic and environmental analysis, aiming at identifying the most relevant challenges in the Programme cooperation area.

Strategic projects are meant to foster policy-relevant innovations, as well as long-lasting and far-reaching effects that last beyond the funding of the Programme.

More information here and there.

Interreg MED l Second call for horizontal projects l 9 May – 27 June 2019

9 May – 27 June

The 2nd call for Strategic projects opened on 9 May 2019. Horizontal Projects have been established to connect and support the Modular projects’ implementation, promoting both, communication and capitalisation activities. Against this background, they act as a single interface for Modular projects providing the frame to develop synergies and scale up cooperation throughout the entire Interreg MED community including the Axis 4 platform project, PANORAMED and forthcoming Strategic Projects.

The objective of the 2nd call for Horizontal Projects (HPs) targets an Interreg MED 2nd generation of HPs explicitly focused on capitalisation, a fundamental and key cooperation principle of the Interreg MED Programme Strategic Framework. Within this call, the capitalisation principle entails a very precise content, composed of transfer, mainstreaming and strategic liaising activities. Within this context, Horizontal Projects shall embed a comprehensive set of key features capturing their three-level positioning: strategic, thematic and territorial.

This is a restrictive call with respect to the Lead Partner eligibility requirements.

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EMFF l Maritime Spatial Planning l 7 May – 4 September 2019

7 May – 4 September 2019

The objective of this call for proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive. More specifically, this action intends to support Member States in setting up maritime spatial plans and ensuring plans are coherent and coordinated across marine regions concerned.

Deadline for submitting proposal 04/09/2019

More information here

MEDCOAST19: call for abstracts

Please kindly be informed that the deadline for on-line abstract submission for the 14th MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation (MEDCOAST 19), 22-26 October 2019, Marmaris (Turkey),  will expire at 24 00 hours (Greenwich time) on May 31, Friday. The deadline will NOT be extended. The on-line abstract submission is carried out through the congress web page.

We urge you to submit your abstract(s) as soon as possible in order to avoid probable congestion during the last days.

Taking this opportunity, we would like to inform you about a very special post-conference tour: MEDCOAST Institute Trail, 27 Oct – 01 Nov 2019. MEDCOAST Institute has been a flagship event of MEDCOAST Foundation. It was one of the earliest and definitely the longest running international training program on Integrated Coastal Management specific to the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The Institute focusing on ICM was organised 10 times during the period 1994 – 2014. An important part of the Institute was the field study trip on boats for 7 days along the Turkish Aegean coast from Marmaris to Oludeniz. The post conference tour, to be led by Prof.Dr. Erdal Özhan, the founder and president of MEDCOAST Foundation, will follow the trail of the past MEDCOAST Institutes, visiting all interesting coastal features (natural and cultural places) during the daytime and anchoring at the same coves and bays for the night. This type of holiday is called Mavi Yolculuk (Blue Voyage) in Turkish. The post-conference tour will be an all-inclusive and very special Blue Voyage on wooden boats with 8 to 12 double cabins. Detailed information and images about the post-conference tour: MEDCOAST Institute Trail will soon be provided at the congress web page.

 

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