Calls for Funding

Check the source pages of each of these calls for more information. You can also ask the National Hub in your country to check what funding and matchmaking opportunities might be applicable to your project(idea).

Improving scientific knowledge to strengthen the science-basis of management decisions under the Common Fisheries Policy | Deadline 19 September 2023

Deadline: 19 September, 2023
Budget: €2.600.000
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Scope:

The priorities related to this call are the reinforcement of policy-oriented fisheries science, the better use of the collected scientific data, the improved cooperation between scientists and the fisheries sector, and the contribution in supporting the EU scientific community in developing and maintaining the relevant expertise to provide high quality scientific advice.

Projects should focus on at least one of the themes listed below:

  • Improve or update the available scientific knowledge to advise the European Commission on proposing new fisheries conservation and management measures or reviewing the existing ones within the CFP context, including its international dimension.
  • Optimise the collection and use of samples and collected scientific data under the Data Collection Framework or under any other data collection or monitoring initiatives at national/regional or EU level.
  • Adapt the scientific advice currently provided for the CFP to the upcoming challenges affecting fisheries management such as climate change, and related changes in ecosystems.
  • Improve methodological aspects of the design, collection and/or management of the data collected that will benefit the scientific advisory process.
  • Strengthen scientific knowledge to assess and monitor the impact of fisheries on the structure, function and dynamics of marine ecosystems, and their associated services.
  • Increase understanding of stock structures, life histories, food webs and multi-species interactions.
  • Increase understanding and operationalization of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) to further develop capacity to provide advice using environmental, social and economic information, including through quantitative analysis.
  • Strengthen scientific and operational knowledge to monitor and assess the impact of fisheries on vulnerable and sensitive species with a view to identify biologically sensitive areas, hot-spots by-catch areas and mitigation measures to monitor and control mortalities.
  • Support the EU scientific community, in developing and maintaining the relevant expertise to provide high quality scientific advice to inform fisheries management.
  • Support the involvement of policy stakeholders and citizens in the provision of fisheries data, the process of the production of scientific advice, and the communication of scientific results.
  • Increase monitoring and understanding on the impact of other human activities and threats to fisheries stocks and linked ecosystems.

More information on the dedicated page of the  the Funding and Tender opportunities page from the European Commission

IKAT (Coastal and Maritime) Tourism Call for SMEs in Europe | Deadline: 20 April 2023

Deadline: 20 April, 2023
Budget: €3.000-€10.000
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Scope:

Are you a European SME dedicated to maritime and coastal tourism looking to renew yourself and increase your success through innovation and internationalisation?

The First Call of the EUROCLUSTER IKAT is launched to fund services such as business modelling, acceleration support activities, increasing open innovation in these types of activities, supporting the green and energy transition of companies, as well as the implementation of the SDGs, and the most inclusive technology, bringing the company closer to non-traditional financing and supporting its internationalisation, as well as strengthening its training. Funding for these services ranges from €3.000,00 to €10.000,00 depending on the service.

We are looking for SMEs in the maritime and coastal tourism industrial ecosystem that want to:

  • Activate diversification towards new products and services.
  • Accelerate and develop new ideas.
  • Apply open innovation to their business.
  • Boost the green and digital transition in their company, as well as improve transversal aspects such as gender, CSR, among others.
  • Improve your options for obtaining financing in investment rounds.
  • Improve the internationalisation of your company.
  • Improve your knowledge and training regarding the above challenges and improvements.

More information on the dedicated call page of the IKAT website

Multiple Framework Contract for scientific advice in support of the Common Fisheries Policy | Deadline 12 June 2023

Deadline: 12 June 2023
Budget: €6.000.000
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Scope:

The subject of this call for tenders is a Multiple Framework Contract in cascade for the provision of scientific advice in support of the Common Fisheries Policy implementation in the EU waters. The available budget is EUR 6 million. This framework contract will be used to address the needs of the European Commission on scientific advice for fisheries in support to the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy through EMFAF direct management.

The aim is to offer the possibility to react to new developments in a timely manner and with sufficient flexibility, as well as to prepare the decision-making process effectively at both European Union and international/multilateral level.

For more information and the link to the tender portal,  visit the dedicated page on the CINEA website 

UfM Grant Scheme to Promote Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Green Economy | Deadline 29 May 2023

Deadline: 29 May, 2023
Budget: €150.000-300.000
Countries: Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

Scope:
With the Grant Scheme to Promote Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Green Economy, the UfM is actively supporting not-for-profit organisations that work to advance the green transition of economies in the Southern Mediterranean in an inclusive and socially just way.

Building on the previous UfM Grant Scheme, which supported employment promotion projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Grant Scheme focuses on sustainable approaches to job creation, skill acquisition and entrepreneurship in the green economy.

More information on the dedicated page from the UfM Sceretariat website

Analysis of the obstacles and opportunities for repurposing aged/unused offshore infrastructures : Deadline 20 September 2023

Deadline: 20 September 2023
Budget: € 2.400.000
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal, algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania

Scope:
This topic is part of the call “Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030”, part of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-07

Proposals under this topic should contribute to the Mission objective 3 – Sustainable, carbon-neutral and circular blue economy and are expected to analyse different options to decommission offshore platforms, considering marine conservation and ecosystem protection. Business models are also expected to be identified as well as related implications for decision making processes and social acceptance.

More information on the EC Funding and Tender opportunities website

Innovative nature-inclusive concepts to reconcile offshore renewables with ocean protection | Deadline: 20 September 2023

Deadline: 20 September, 2023
Budget: €4.500.001
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Scope:
Proposals under this topic should contribute to the Mission objective 3 – Sustainable, carbon-neutral and circular blue economy and are expected to identify existing related approaches and concepts, focus on multidisciplinary approaches and address innovative concepts, technologies and solutions, in a life-cycle perspective. Recommendations on long-term monitoring of the impacts are expected as well as biodiversity and ecosystem impact and risk assessment. The proposal should contribute to the development of standards and good practices to support decision making and planning processes.

More informationon the dedicated funding and tender opportunities page of the European Commission

European Blue Parks – Protection and restoration of marine habitats | Deadline: 20 september 2023

Deadline: 20  september, 2023
Budget: €8.800.000
Countries: algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Scope:
The Mission ‘Restore our ocean and waters by 2030’ will provide a systemic approach for the restoration, protection and preservation of our ocean, seas and waters. The objective of this Mission is to restore, protect and preserve the health of our ocean, seas and waters by 2030.

More information on the dedicated funding page from the European Commission


Business Partnership Facility – Enterprises for SDGs 2023A | Deadline: 31 January 2023

Deadline: 31 January, 2023
Budget: €50.000 – €200.000
Countries: algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

Scope:

The BPF is initiated and financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) to stimulate private sector involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals  in developing countries.

The BPF supports viable, entrepreneurial business initiatives with a strong social impact.

Each applicant is preferably a partnership that brings together actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector. The partnership consists of a minimum of one business partner.


In this call, priority will be given to projects around three themes:

  • Climate, environment and biodiversity
  • Gender and female entrepreneurship
  • Decent work and social protection

More information on the dedicated funding page

 

MedPAN Call for Small Projects to strengthen the level of effective protection in Mediterranean MPAs | Deadline: 5 February 2023

Deadline: 5 February 2023
Budget: a max of €25.000 per project (category 1: çlassic) or a max of € 45.000 per project (category 2: ‘cooperation’) 
Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

Scope:

MedPAN is launching a Call for Small Projects to support the actions led in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean. This Call aims to strengthen the level of effective protection in Mediterranean MPAs.

The MedPAN Call for Small Projects is open to:

  • Organisations in charge of the management of Mediterranean MPAs;
  • Other organisations (NGOs, private companies, scientific institutions, etc.) working with authorities that are in charge of the management of Mediterranean MPAs.

The MPA management authorities and the organisations who wish to participate will need to send the Grant Application Form to the MedPAN Secretariat by February 5, 2023 at the latest.
You will find all the details regarding participation eligibility, the type of projects targeted and the selection process in the Rules document of the Call for Small Projects.

 

To submit a grant request:

  1. Carefully read the Rules and assess whether your structure and project are eligible. Download the Rules of the Call for Small Projects.
  2. Fill in the Grant Application Form.Download the Grant Application Form.
  3. Send it with all the necessary documents to projet@medpan.org by February 5, 2023.

An online Q&A session will be organized on 10 January 2023 at 10:00 CET. To receive login information, please register by email at projet@medpan.org.

Should you have any questions about this Call for Small Projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

This Call for Small Projects is made possible through the financial support of the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Programme.

Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins | Deadline: 31 January 2023

Deadline: 31 January, 2023
Budget: €3.400.000
Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal, algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania

Scope:

The European Commission launched a new call for proposals forRegional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins”.

After the experience of last year focused on Coastal Tourism, in this occasion there are two lines for projects promoting a sustainable blue economy the Mediterranean:

This topic aims at contributing to the Goal 2 “A smart and resilient blue economy of the strategy” (Priority Sustainable consumption and production: ports and maritime transport) of the WestMED initiative. And it is totally aligned with the work of the WestMed Technical Group on Green Shipping.

This topic aims at contributing to the Goal 2 “A smart and resilient blue economy” of the WestMED Initiative (Priority 2.2. “Maritime Clusters Development”), by building up on clusters currently cooperating (e.g. WestMED Clusters Alliance).

You can find all the details at this link https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/funding-opportunities/calls-proposals/emfaf-call-proposals-regional-flagships-projects-supporting-sustainable-blue-economy-eu-sea-basins_en

 

The call is financed by the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF).