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Call: Greening the economy

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials"

This Subprogramme aims to achieve a resource- and water-efficient economoy and society that is also resilient to climate change. Furthermore, it seeks to promote the protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems. Lastly, the Programme also supports the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and eco-systems.

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Greening the economy
Description of call
"Greening the economy"

The call Greening the economy consists of 29 topics addressing the priority areas of climate services, moving towards a low-carbon Europe, nature-based solutions for territorial resilience, water, raw materials, Earth observation and cultural heritage forsustainable growth. All activities funded under this call should as far as possible use data resulting from or made available through different initiatives of the European Commission. The innovative element is the opportunity to use the tools Pilot on Open Research Data which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects OR  Data Management Plans (DMPs) detailing what data the project will generate, whether and how it will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Specific topics for the calls:

  • Exploiting the added value of climate services
  • Integrated European regional modelling and climate prediction system
  • Climate services market research
  • Towards a robust and comprehensive greenhouse gas verification system
  • A 1.5 million year look into the past for improving climate predictions
  • Pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy in the timeframe 2030-2050 and beyond
  • Coordinating and supporting research and innovation actions on the decarbonisation of the EU economy
  • Large-scale demonstrators on nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction
  • Operationalising insurance value of ecosystems
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to promote innovation with nature to address societal challenges
  • Supporting international cooperation activities on water
  • Novel in-situ observation systems
  • Coordination of citizens' observatories initiatives
  • European data hub of the GEOSS information system
  • Cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth
  • Innovative financing, business and governance models for adaptive re-use of cultural heritage
  • Support to confirmed Presidency events (conferences) – Malta, United Kingdom, Estonia
  • Support to confirmed Presidency event (conference) in Slovakia
  • Macro-economic and societal benefits from creating new markets in a circular economy
  • Pre-commercial procurement on soil decontamination
  • Preparing for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and/or public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) in support of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Transformations to sustainability
  • Framework Partnership Agreement supporting Joint Actions towards a sustainable green economy in Europe and beyond
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Thematic Focus Energy, Innovation, Climate, Sustainability, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources
Funding area EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Origin of Applicant EU Member States

Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Depending on the activity under this call, the required number of partners is between one and 3 legal entities each of which is established in a different EU Member State or Horizon2020 associated country.

Due to the specific challenge of the topic Raw materials international co-operation, in addition to the minimum number of participants set out in the General Annexes, proposals shall include at least two participants from international partner countries.

Recurring Call unknown
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The funding rate for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) (SC5-26-2017) actions is limited to 90% of the total eligible costs (PCP is procurement
of R&D services) to leverage co-financing from the procurers.
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