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Promoting EU standards globally
|Funding Program||Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 6: A Human-centred and Ethical Development of Digital and Industrial Technologies|
|Call budget||€ 2,500,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||around € 2,500,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
This Action will promote the EU’s human-centred agenda on the global stage and promote the alignment and convergence of international standards with EU standards, as pursued in the Digital Compass Strategy and in support of the Global Gateway.
It will also enable that the targeted countries can strengthen the link between standards and their policy and regulatory framework, adopting the EU values and underpinning the EU Digital and the EU Standardisation Strategy, by:
Proposals should build on the outcomes achieved in the first phase of InDiCo, as well as in the experience gained and the studies and action that have been implemented.
Due to the strategic importance for the EU interests, proposals should include European experts on standardisation, with excellent knowledge of the European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and their international activities.
This topic requires the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise, in order to produce meaningful and significant effects enhancing the societal impact of the related research activities. Expertise in SSH is important in the context of this project to defending EU values and ethics and supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Proposals should address the following key tasks:
Building on the successful action of the first phase of the FPI InDiCo project on international cooperation on ICT standardisation, the expected outcomes include (i) enhancing the promotion of the EU ICT/digital standards for key technologies in the Horizon Europe programme; (ii) the promotion of the EU model for setting global interoperable ICT/digital standards (stakeholder driven model) in selected targeted countries and (iii) understanding standardisation ecosystems and when relevant fostering capacity building in third countries for ICT/digital standardisation around EU values.
The targeted countries and regions are India, China, Southeast Asia, the African Union, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Applications may be submitted by one or more legal entities, which may be established in a Member State, Associated Country or, in exceptional cases and if provided for in the specific call conditions, in another third country.
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
Legal entities established in all African Union member states may exceptionally participate in this Coordination and support action as a beneficiary (or affiliated entity). Due to the scope of this topic, all African Union member states are exceptionally eligible for Union funding.
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation,
Circular Economy, Natural Resources
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 33 pages.
Eligible costs will take the form of a lump sum.
Beneficiaries may provide financial support to third parties.
The support to third parties can only be provided in the form of grants. The maximum amount to be granted to each third party is EUR 50000. FSTP should be eligible to third parties in India, Southeast Asia, the African Union, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership.
The capacity building in third countries is expected to be done, among others, through the funding of micro-projects that may involve local stakeholders. Therefore, a minimum of 40% of the total requested EU contribution should be allocated to financial support to third parties (FSTP).
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 6 (799kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |