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Call: Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration

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Programme
Acronym H2020
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020"
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly 80 billion € of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Apart from classic research projects, Horizon 2020 also funds innovation projects and pilot-projects in different fields.
The programme is divided into three different sections:
  1. Excellent Science
  2. Industrial Leadership
  3. Societal Challenges
Countries eligible for funding are: The EU-Member States, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Israel, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia.
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Description of programme
"Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials"

Specific objectives:

  • to achieve a resource – and water - efficient and climate change resilient economy and society,
  • the protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems, and
  • a 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.

The 20th century's era of seemingly plentiful and cheap resources is coming to an end. The ability of the economy to adapt and become more climate change resilient, resource efficient and at the same time remain competitive depends on high levels of eco-innovation, of a societal, economic, organisational and technological nature. With the global market for eco-innovation worth around 1 trillion € per annum and expected to triple by 2030, eco-innovation represents a major opportunity to boost competitiveness and job creation in European economies.

To ensure EU added value and given the transnational and global nature of the climate and the environment, their scale and complexity, and the international dimension of the raw materials supply chain, activities have to be carried out at the Union level and beyond. Reducing resource use and environmental impacts, whilst increasing competitiveness, will require a decisive societal and technological transition to an economy based on a sustainable relationship between nature and human well-being. Innovation in these fields will provide opportunities for growth and jobs, as well as innovative options involving science, technology including of ICT, the economy, society, policy and governance.

Research and innovation will cover the following broad lines of activities:

  • Fighting and adapting to climate change
  • Protecting the environment, sustainably managing natural resources, water, biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials
  • Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through eco-innovation
  • Developing comprehensive and sustained global environmental observation and information systems
  • Cultural heritage
Call
Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration
Description of call
"Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration"
The overall objective of this call is to find ways to transform economically stagnating historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and social and cultural integration. Evidence-based intelligent leveraging of the value of historic and cultural assets can transform challenges into economic, social and cultural opportunities, while fully respecting the identity of the historic urban areas and cultural landscapes. Proposals should develop, demonstrate and document strategies, approaches and solutions to re-activate and re-generate historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes that foster innovation.
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Thematic Focus Urban development, History, Innovation, Social affairs, Art and Culture, Sustainability
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, National Government, Public Services, Other, Start Up Company
Applicant details All legal entities located in the EU or in Third Countries can participate in Horizon 2020.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details To ensure geographic, socio-economic and cultural diversity coverage across Europe, consortia must include at least 4 historic areas and/or cultural landscapes from different Member States or Associated Countries that are committed to implement and assess the proposed schemes during the project for transforming them into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration.
Call opens 14.11.2018
Call closes 19.02.2019
Further info This call follows a two-stage submission procedure. For the first stage, a short proposal of max. 10 pages needs to be submitted. Maximum 3 months after the submission, the applicants selected will be notified and invited to submit their full proposal until 04.09.2019
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total call-budget: 25 million €
Indicative budget per project: 7-8 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 70%
Submission Online via Participant Portal
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