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ALTER-Net partners -- Record your organisation's interest in upcoming calls, to help build consortia involving multiple ALTER-Net partners

 


 

Welcome to the ALTER-Net Call Exchange, a clearing house mechanism enabling ALTER-Net partners to indicate their interest in bidding for external funding.

ALTER-Call Exchange contact person: Tyler Kulfan, ALTER-Net Secretariat

 

Upcoming Calls

How to use

  1. If you are interested in a call, inform your designated contact (see below). He/she will indicate your interest by editing the table below
  2. The designated contact should log in using the link at the top right of the page
  3. Once logged in, click Edit on the green editing toolbar that will appear
  4. Provide the required information in the column marked INDICATE INTEREST HERE
  5. When complete, click the Save button below the table
  6. Log out when you are finished (again, using the menu in the top right of the screen)

 

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Are you interested in submitting a joint proposal for one of the below-listed calls? Take advantage of the trans-European geographic scope and diverse range of research expertise of ALTER-Net partners. Click the icons below for descriptions of the research expertise of each partner institute, contact information for its designated Call Exchange contact person, and the particular calls they have expressed interest in.

 

 

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BiodivERsA  Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems.   N/A

BiodivERsA and the Water JPI are pleased to announce that they will soon launch a joint call on the following topic: Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems. This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:

  • Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions
  • Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration
  • Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions
This joint call includes a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but ALL ENVIRONMENTS (I.E. TERRESTRIAL, FRESHWATER AND MARINE) ARE ELIGIBLE.
5 October 2020

 7 December 2020

(closing date for pre-proposals)

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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 1 - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

11. Understanding biodiversity decline

  1. HORIZON-CLA-DEC-2021-00-00: European participation in global biodiversity genomics endeavours aimed at identifying all biodiversity on Earth.
  2. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Data and technologies for the inventory, fast identification and monitoring of endangered wildlife and other species groups
  3. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2022-00-00: Understanding and valuing coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems services 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Observing and mapping biodiversity and ecosystems, with particular focus to coastal and marine ecosystems.
  5. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Assess and predict integrated impacts of cumulated direct and indirect stressors on coastal and marine biodiversity, ecosystems and their services.
  6. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2022-00-00: Building taxonomic research capacity near biodiversity hotspots and protected areas by networking natural history museums and other biodiversity research centres.

 

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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 1 - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

12. Valuing and restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services

 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: The economics of Nature-based Solutions (NBS): Valuation, cost-benefit analysis, monetisation and finance
  2. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Data and technologies for the inventory, fast identification and monitoring of endangered wildlife and other species groups
  3. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2022-00-00: Understanding and valuing coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems services 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Observing and mapping biodiversity and ecosystems, with particular focus to coastal and marine ecosystems.
  5. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2021-00-00: Assess and predict integrated impacts of cumulated direct and indirect stressors on coastal and marine biodiversity, ecosystems and their services.
  6. HORIZON-CL6-DEC-2022-00-00: Building taxonomic research capacity near biodiversity hotspots and protected areas by networking natural history museums and other biodiversity research centres.
  7. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: The economics of Nature-based Solutions (NBS): Valuation, cost-benefit analysis, monetisation and finance
  8. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: NBS, prevention and reduction of risks and the insurance sector 
  9. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2022-00-00: Network for nature: Multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to promote Nature-based Solutions 
  10. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: Ecosystems and their services for evidence-based policy and decision-making
  11. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: Ecological corridors: supporting a coherent and resilient Trans-European Nature Network
  12. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: Natural capital accounting: Measuring the environmental footprint of products and organisations on the environment  
  13. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2022-00-00: Review of recent scientific advances on water ecosystem restoration.
  14. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: Demonstration of measures and management for coastal and marine ecosystems restoration and resilience in simplified socio-ecological systems.
  15. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: What else is out there? Exploring the connection between biodiversity, ecosystems services and pandemics
  16. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2021-00-00: Improved Science based Maritime Spatial Planning and identification of protected areas
  17. HORIZON-CL6-RES-2022-00-00: Demonstration of marine coastal and urban infrastructures as NBS and management

 

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       Robert Kanka

Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 1 - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

13. Managing biodiversity in primary production

 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Maintaining and restoring pollination and pollinators in European (agri)cultural landscapes
  2. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2021-00-00: Breeding for resilience: Focus on root-based traits 
  3. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Boosting breeding for a sustainable and resilient EU legume sector
  4. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Minor crops for major benefits  
  5. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Resilient beekeeping
  6. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2021-00-00: Fostering research in organic crop breeding  
  7. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2021-00-00: Protecting endangered high-interest forest genetic resources
  8. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Intercropping – understanding and using the benefits of complexity in farming and value chains  
  9. HORIZON-CL-6-MAN-2021-00-00: Monitoring and effective measures for agrobiodiversity
  10. HORIZON-CL6-MAN-2022-00-00: Farming systems and farming landscapes promoting (soil) biodiversity   

 

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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 1 - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

14. Enabling transformative change on biodiversity

  1. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2021-00-00: Assessing the nexus of extraction, production, consumption, trade and behaviour patterns, including transformative changes for climate change on biodiversity
  2. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2021-00-00: Quantify impacts of trade of raw and processed biomass on ecosystems, for offering new leverage points for biodiversity conservation, such as along supply chains and reducing leakage effects
  3. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2021-00-00: Assessing the interlinkages (nexus) among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change and the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and determinants of transformative change to achieve the 2050 Vision for biodiversity
  4. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2021-00-00: Policy mixes, governance (including financing) and decision-making tools for achieving transformative actions
  5. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2022-00-00: Understanding role of behaviour, lifestyle, religious and cultural values, and addressing the role of enabling players (civil society, gender specifities, policy makers, financing and business leaders, retailers) in decision making for creating a toolbox for transformative changes in biodiversity action
  6. HORIZON-CL6-TRA-2022-00-00: Understanding the impacts and opportunities of digital transformation, new emerging technologies and social innovation on biodiversity

 

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       Robert Kanka

Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 1 - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

15. Interconnecting biodiversity research and supporting policies

  1. HORIZON-CF-PARTNERSHIP-BIODIVERSITY-2021-01 Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-DIV-2021-00-00: A mechanism for science to inform implementation, monitoring, review and ratcheting up the new EU biodiversity strategy (“Science Service”).
  3. This call provides a Science Service as a dedicated tool to regularly insert science into EU biodiversity policy-making regarding the needs for the implementation of the strategy. It will deal with the continued and critical gap on knowledge sharing which are also addressed through further initiatives. 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-DIV-2022-00-00: Cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity 
  5. A dedicated mechanism for scientific and technical cooperation of the EU with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), delivers support for its working groups and task forces, and for the respective subsidiary bodies (incl. the Informal Advisory Group on Technical and Scientific Cooperation.
  6. HORIZON-CL6-DIV-2021-00-00: Support to processes triggered by IPBES and IPCC 
  7. HORIZON-CL6-DIV-2021-00-00: Impact and dependence of business on biodiversity
  8. HORIZON-CL6-DIV-2022-00-00: Dedicated support for the IPBES secretariat 

 

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       Robert Kanka

Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 2 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

21. Enabling sustainable farming

  1. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Optimization of nutrient budget in primary production
  2. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Nature-based solutions for nutrient management
  3. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Agroecological approaches for sustainable weed management
  4. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Animal disease ecology 
  5. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Animal welfare 2.0 
  6. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Assessing and reducing on-farm losses 
  7. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Assessing positive and negative externalities of agri-food products to inform policy how to support consumers and business decision-making
  8. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Innovative solutions to combat fraud of food with quality labels: focus on organics and geographical indications  
  9. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Biosecurity 
  10. Best practices, guidelines and innovations to strengthen implementation of biosecurity in different production systems at farm and other places where livestock are handled 
  11. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Collaboration in sustainable livestock systems research
  12. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Fostering collaboration in organic farming and food production research
  13. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Developing sustainable and competitive protein crop systems and value chains
  14. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Digitalisation as enabler of agroecological farming systems   
  15. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Emerging and future risks to plant health
  16. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Soil biodiversity for soil and plant health
  17. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Improving sustainability assessment and designing performance-based food sustainability standard and labelling as well as trustful, cost-effective certification systems
  18. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Boosting protein crops through networking, enhanced advisory and support measures 
  19. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Tackling outbreaks of plant pests 
  20. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Risk assessment of new low risk pesticides
  21. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Socio-economics of pesticide use in agriculture
  22. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Socio-economics of agroecology: drivers, impacts and performance
  23. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Uncovering farmers’ lock-ins and levers for moving to and staying in sustainable food production systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms
  24. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: vaccines and diagnostics for priority diseases 
  25. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Feeding and tailoring farmers’ and advisors’ applications – Big data generated globally applied locally.
  26. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2021-00-00: Research & Innovation Roadmap for Blockchain technologies in the agri-food sector
  27. HORIZON-CL6-SAG-2022-00-00: Smart solutions for the use of digital technologies for small- and medium-sized, farms and farm structures
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 2 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

22. Enabling sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

  1. HORIZON-CL6-SFI-2021-00-00: Innovative food from marine and freshwater ecosystems
  2. HORIZON-CL6-SFI-2022-00-00: Integrated and sustainable freshwater bioeconomy
  3. HORIZON-CL6-SFI-2021-00-00: Sea to Fork transparency and consumer engagement
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 2 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

23. Transforming food systems for health, sustainability and inclusion

  1. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Filling knowledge gaps on nutritional, safety, allergenicity and environmental assessment of alternative proteins and dietary shift
  2. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2022-00-00: Improving the food environment to make the healthy and sustainable choice easier
  3. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Changing social norms towards zero food waste
  4. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2022-00-00: Research and Innovation to support the harmonization of FLW measurement and monitoring methodologies
  5. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Microbes for Healthy and Sustainable Diets 
  6. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Microbes for a Less Pesticide Dependent Agriculture
  7. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Enabling the transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour
  8. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2022-00-00: Integrated surveillance system to prevent and reduce diet-related Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  9. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Identification and management of existing and emerging food safety issues
  10. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2022-00-00: Improved systems for authenticity and traceability in the food system
  11. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Increasing the transparency of EU food systems to boost health, sustainability and safety of products, processes and diets
  12. HORIZON-CL6-SFO-2021-00-00: Increasing the transparency of EU food systems to boost health, sustainability and safety of products, processes and diets
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 2 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

24. Targeted international cooperation

  1. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2021-00-00: One health approach for FNSSA
  2. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2022-00-00: Agro-ecological approaches in African agriculture systems 
  3. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2022-00-00: AU-EU Combatting all forms of malnutrition 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2022-00-00: African Food cities  
  5. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2021-00-00: Cooperation on integrated pest management in agriculture
  6. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2021-00-00: International Research Consortium on (agricultural) soil carbon  
  7. HORIZON-CL6-COO-2022-00-00: Support for international research on infectious animal diseases 
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 3 – Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

31. Enabling a circular economy transition

  1. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00 – Indicators and methods for measuring transition to climate-neutral circularity, its benefits, challenges and trade-offs
  2. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2022-00-00: Circular value chains analysis focusing on intra and inter-value chain collaboration
  3. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2022-00-00: Development of Life Cycle Information on Bioeconomy and Renewable Energy Sectors
  4. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI)’s circular systemic solutions
  5. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: Circular Cities and Regions Initiative’s Investment Concepts Facility (CCRI-ICF)
  6. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: Circular Cities and Regions Initiative’s Project Development Assistance (CCRI-PDA)
  7. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00 – Support the transition towards circular economy at local and regional scale
  8. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: European Investment Bank (EIB) Circular City Centre (C3) 
  9. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: European Investment Bank’s Circular Economy Technical Assistance Facility (EIB-CETAF) for local and regional circular economy investments 
  10. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s ‘Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions’
  11. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2022-00-00: Increasing the circularity in textiles, plastics and electronics
  12. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2022-00-00: Integrated solutions for circularity in the construction and buildings sector
  13. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2022-00-00: Integrated solutions for circularity of the clean energy sector
  14. HORIZON-CL6-CIR-2021-00-00: Innovative solutions to over-packaging, single use plastics, and microplastic pollution
  15. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Marginal lands and climate-resilient crops: tackling water stress for sustainable industrial feedstocks and related value chains
  16. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Novel non-plant feedstocks for industrial applications
  17. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Exploring the extreme environments: novel adaptation strategies at molecular level for bio-based innovation
  18. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00/ Contained biomass solutions for sustainable and zero-ILUC production systems for high value applications
  19. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Sustainable biodegradable novel bio-based plastics: Innovation for sustainability and end-of-life options of plastics
  20. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Broadening the spectrum of enzymes in industrial biotechnology  
  21. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Market measures for bio-based systems
  22. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Benefits of the transition towards circular bio-based systems from linear fossil-based.
  23. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Microbiomes for bio-based innovation and environmental applications
  24. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Plant photosynthesis: climate emergency, “no pollution and zero-emission” challenge and industrial application
  25. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Life sciences and their convergence with digital technologies for prospecting, understanding and sustainably using biological resources
  26. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Mainstreaming inclusive small-scale bio-based solutions in European rural areas
  27. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2021-00-00: Maximizing economic, environmental and social synergies in the provision of feedstock for bio-based sectors through diversification and increased sustainability of agricultural production systems
  28. HORIZON-CL6-BIO-2022-00-00: Unlocking the potential of agricultural residues and wastes for circular and sustainable bio-based solutions
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 3 – Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

33. Safeguarding the multiple functions of EU forests

  1. HORIZON-CL6-FOR-2021-00-00: Harnessing the digital revolution in the forest-based sector
  2. HORIZON-CL6-FOR-2022-00-00: Intensifying cooperation and developing new bio-based value chains based on forest resources
  3. HORIZON-CL6-FOR-2022-00-00: Strengthening the European forest-based research and innovation ecosystem
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 3 – Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

34. Innovating for blue bioeconomy and biotechnology value chains

  1. HORIZON-CL6-BLU-2022-00-00: Marine microbiome for healthy oceans and a sustainable blue bioeconomy 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-BLU-2021-00-00: Unlocking algae’s potential for a thriving European blue bioeconomy
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 4 – Clean environment and zero pollution 

41. Halting emissions of pollutants to soils and waters 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-EZP-2022-00-00: Preventing groundwater contamination and protecting its quality against harmful impacts of global and climate change.
  2. HORIZON-CL6-EZP-2021-00-00: –Regional nitrogen and phosphorus load reduction approach within safe ecological boundaries
  3. HORIZON-CL6-EZP-2022-00-00 Demonstrating innovative governance solutions to limit N/P emissions at the interface of rural/coastal and urban/industrial environments 
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  • STREAM (, spin-off UNamur) can provide a unique technology and expertise related to hydraulic connectivity, flow and groundwater characterization, vulnerability of water resources, water quality monitoring...see flyer for further information; contact

Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 4 – Clean environment and zero pollution 

42. Protecting drinking water and managing urban water pollution

  1. HORIZON-CL6-ZPW-2021-00-00: Preventing and managing diffuse pollution in urban water runoff 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-ZPW-2022-00-00: Securing drinking water quality by protecting water sources against pollution, providing innovative monitoring and treatment solutions and ensuring safe distribution.
Web Link
  • STREAM (, spin-off UNamur) can provide a unique technology and expertise related to hydraulic connectivity, flow and groundwater characterization, vulnerability of water resources, water quality monitoring...see flyer for further information; contact
Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 4 – Clean environment and zero pollution 

43. Addressing pollution on seas and oceans

  1.  HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2022-00-00: Environmental sustainability criteria for biological feedstock production and trade in bio-based systems: impacts and trade-offs
  2. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2021-00-00: Analysis of environmental sustainability of bio-based processes in industrial sectors: construction, woodworking, textiles, pulp and paper and bio-chemicals 
  3. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2021-00-00: International and European sustainability certification schemes of bio-based systems.
  4. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2022-00-00: Environmental services: Improved bioremediation and revitalization strategies for soil and water 
  5. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2022-00-00: Biosensors and user-friendly diagnostic tools for environmental services
  6. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2021-00-00: Eco-friendly agricultural products: focus on low-toxicity agrochemicals via biotechnology approaches
  7. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2021-00-00: New genomic techniques: understanding benefits and risks – focus on bio-based innovation
  8. HORIZON-CL6-EPS-2021-00-00: Assessment of environmental impacts and trade-offs of alternative fertilising products at global/local scale. 
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 4 – Clean environment and zero pollution 

44. Increasing environmental performances and sustainability of processes and products

  1. HORIZON-CL6-ZPO-2022-00-00: Achieving zero polluted seas and oceans
Web Link
Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 5 – Land, oceans and water for climate action

  1. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Key Polar processes driving regional & global climate change 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-CLI—2021-00-00: Improved understanding, observation and monitoring of water resources availability.
  3. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2022-00-00: Understanding the mitigation potential of the oceanic carbon sink 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Enhancing science-based knowledge on EU forests’, including old-growth forests, capacities to mitigate climate change
  5. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Agroecological approaches for climate change mitigation, resilient agricultural production and enhanced biodiversity
  6. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Resilient livestock production under climate change
  7. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00 – Agroforestry to meet climate, biodiversity and farming sustainability goals  
  8. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2022-00-00: Demonstration network on climate-smart farming
  9. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2022-00-00: Climate sensitive water allocation systems and economic instruments.
  10. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Increasing the resilience of forests
  11. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2022-00-00: Forestry: European observatory of climate change impacts and demonstration network of climate smart restoration pilots
  12. HORIZON-CL6-CLI-2021-00-00: Fostering the resilience of food security: from observation of changes to the development of resilience strategies
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       Robert Kanka

Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 6 – Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming
  2. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Grasping rural diversity and strengthening evidence to enhance rural communities’ contribution to ecological, digital and social transitions
  3. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Expertise and training centre on rural innovation
  4. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Boosting women innovation in farming and rural areas
  5. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Smart rural accelerator: empowering rural communities and smart villages to innovate for societal change
  6. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Smart 5G, last-mile and Edge solutions for remote agriculture, forestry and rural areas
  7. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Socio-economic empowerment of the users of the sea
  8. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Integration of marine ecosystem services’ valuation, conservation and restoration in socio-economic models
  9. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Integrated urban food system policies – how cities and towns can transform food systems for co-benefits
  10. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Social Innovation for urban communities’ food resilience
  11. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: Demonstrating nature-based therapy for mental health and well-being 
  12. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00 Demonstrating Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for the sustainable management of water resources to reduce the impacts of droughts 
  13. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2022-00-00: The socio-politics of Nature-based Solutions 
  14. HORIZON-CL6-RCU-2021-00-00: Inside and Outside: educational innovation with Nature-Based Solutions
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 7 – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

71. Innovating with governance models and supporting policies 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Building an International R&I Food Systems Science Platform
  2. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022-00-00: Mobilization of society to transform food systems for co-benefits  
  3. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-:00-00: Preparatory action for the Horizon Europe Food System Partnership
  4. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022-00-00: A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy
  5. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Strengthening bioeconomy innovation and deployment across sectors and all governance levels. 
  6. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Support Action to foster strategic research agendas in view of the SCAR Foresight, the farm to fork communication, the common agricultural policy and the wider bioeconomy. 
  7. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Environmental and social cross-compliance of marine policies 
  8. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022-00-00: Multi-layer governance performance of marine policies
  9. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Regional governance models in the Bioeconomy
  10. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Improving understanding of and engagement in bio-based systems with training and skills development
  11. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Revitalisation of European local communities with innovative bio-based business models and social innovation
  12. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Awareness raising on circular and sustainable bioeconomy in support of Member States to develop bioeconomy strategies and/or action plans 
  13. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Education on bioeconomy including bio-based sectors for young people in primary and secondary education in Europe
  14. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022-00-00: Consumer-focused labelling options for bio-based products
  15. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Co-creation and trust-building measures for biotechnology and bio-based innovation systems
  16. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-00-00-2021: Water governance, economic and financial sustainability of water systems.
  17. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: EU agriculture within safe and just operating space, including planetary boundaries
  18. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Modelling land use and management and climate change
  19. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2021-00-00: Innovative tools and methods to evaluate the design and support, monitoring and implementation of effective CAP Strategic Plans
  20. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022 - Improving education governance for biodiversity and sustainable recovery
  21. HORIZON-CL6-GOV-2022-00-00: Strategic analysis and support for enhanced research cooperation in agriculture and food systems
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 7 – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

72. Deploying and adding value to Environmental Observations

  1. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2021-00-00: User-oriented solutions building on environmental observation to monitor critical ecosystems and biodiversity loss and vulnerability in the European Union 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2021-00-00: Preparing for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) for end-user services based on Environmental Observation in the area Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  3. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2021-00-00: Tools to support the uptake and accessibility/exploitability of environmental observation information at global level 
  4. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2021-00-00: Green Deal data space to provide better accessible and exploitable environmental observation data in support of the Green Deal priority actions
  5. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2022-00-00: New technologies for acquiring in-situ observational datasets to address climate change effects
  6. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2022-00-00: Uptake and validation of citizen observations to complement authoritative measurement within the urban environment and boost related citizen engagement
  7. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2021-00-00: Use of environmental observations to facilitate decarbonisation and lower environmental impact within the energy sector, and support the conversion towards renewable energy
  8. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2022-00-00: Use of environmental observation in the transport sector to contribute to monitoring and facilitating decarbonisation, health and safety in these sectors
  9. HORIZON-CL6-GEO-2022-00-00: Environmental observations solutions contributing to the “One Health” challenges
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 7 – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

73. Digital and data technologies as key enablers

 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Mapping and improving the data economy for food systems
  2. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2022-00-00: Piloting approaches and tools to empower citizens to exercise their “data rights” in the area of food and nutrition
  3. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Cost and benefits of precision farming  
  4. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Data economy in the field of agriculture – Effects of data sharing and big data
  5. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Assessing sustainability gains of digital technologies in the agricultural sector
  6. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Upscaling (real-time) sensor data for EU-wide monitoring of production and agri-environmental conditions
  7. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Potential of drones as multi-purpose vehicle – risks and added values
  8. HORIZON-CL6-DIG-2021-00-00: Development of the markets and use of digital technologies and infrastructure in agricultural – State of play and foresight: Digital- and Data technologies for the agricultural sector in a fast changing regulatory, trade and technical environment
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Horizon Europe 2021-2022:

Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, 
Agriculture and Environment’

Destination 7 – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

74. Strengthening agricultural knowledge and innovation systems 

  1. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice 
  2. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2022-00-00: Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice 
  3. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice to share EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders
  4. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2022-00-00: Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice to share EIP Operational Groups outcomes across borders
  5. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: EU wide interactive knowledge reservoir to support knowledge exchange between all AKIS actors in MS
  6. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: Exploring and improving national AKIS organisation
  7. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2022-00-00: Strengthening the multi-actor aspect of projects
  8. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: Deepening innovation support 
  9. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2021-00-00: Advisory networks on predefined themes
  10. HORIZON-CL6-AKI-2022-00-00: Advisory networks on predefined themes
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European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 1: Preventing and fighting wildfires

 

(and also , GIS applications, wildfires monitoring)

  • INRAE
Clara Savary ( clara.savary@inrae.fr)
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 2: Toward climate-neutral and socially innovative cities

 

(Green Cities)

(development of climate action plans in cities)

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 3: Demonstrating innovative solutions for resilience of regions to climate change

 

(and also -> Mountain regions, also connected to agriculture and tourism

(Mediterranean coastal areas).

(Arctic-Alpine ecosystems)

  (Mediterranean forests)

  (contribute to the development of adaptation pathways + region-specific portfolios of solutions for foods and droughts)

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy N/A Demonstration of innovative critical technologies to enable future large-scale deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies (with the possibility to address also hydrogen applications)

 

  • CESAM, UAVR
    David Carvalho, david.carvalho@ua.pt
    Expertise: At CESAM-UA we can provide the expertise on the atmospheric/climate modelling tasks, namely climate simulations for present and future periods (through downscaling of CMIP5 and CMIP6 future climate projections under different greenhouse gases emission scenarios) and estimations/mapping of renewable energy potential for onshore and offshore sites (wind, solar and waves), as well as the contribution of these renewable energy sources to the 2050 energy decarbonization goal. 
  • NINA (expertise: mitigation)
  • SYKE

    David.lazarevic@ymparisto.fi
    kati.vierikko@ymparisto.fi

  • CREAF

(and also

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy N/A Topic 1: Closing the carbon cycle to combat climate change
  • CESAM
    Ana Lilebø
  • CESAM
    Paula Quinteiro (p.sofia@ua.pt)
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
  • CREAF

(and also (Economic reuse of by-products resulting from forestry activities, food and artisanal industry in the rural mountain area)

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy N/A Topic 2: Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial development of circular economy
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 4: Energy and resource efficient buildings N/A Zero emissions built environment
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility N/A Green ports and airports
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 6: Farm to Fork N/A

Testing and demonstrating high impact innovations to address food system challenges in a place-based context.

(and also

 

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 7: Ecosystems & biodiversity N/A Restoring ecosystems and biodiversity

(New Forests)

/ (Managing biological invasions)

(and also

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020
  • Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
N/A Topic 1: Mitigating the effects of persistent and mobile chemicals

(and also

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment N/A Topic 2: Towards innovative regulation of chemical and pharmaceutical mixtures

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 1: Reinforced R& capacities and services to address European Green Deal Challenges

(and also Mountain regions

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 2: Developing end-user products and services for all stakeholders and citizens, supporting climate adaptation and mitigation

(and also Mountain regions.

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 3 (tbc): Towards transparent and accessible ocean.

(Coastal areas and marine environment).

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 10: Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

 

N/A

Topic 1: European capacities for citizen deliberation and behavioural change for the Green Deal.

(and also Mountain regions.

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 10:Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

 

N/A

Topic 2: Empowering citizens to act on climate change through education, monitoring of their environmental impacts, and civic involvement.

        Robert Kanka

  • CREAF

(and also Mountain regions and Citizen Science

/  (CC and biodiversity in urban areas)

 (Ocean literacy)

(capacities for deliberation; citizens engagement in adressing climate change; increase citizen empowerment; strengthen climate issues awareness)

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 11: International cooperation (tbc) N/A Possible topic with a focus on cooperation with Africa.

 

(and also

Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions CE-SFS-36-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall screen existing bio-based technologies that can be adapted and successfully transferred to rural African contexts. The focus should be on simple, robust technologies that can be operated and maintained locally, and suitable for operation at farm, village or rural community level (including mobile systems). A variety of end-products can be considered, and the business models developed should be sustainable and highly circular. Although bio-fuels or bio-energy can be part of the end-products, projects focusing mainly on these outputs are not eligible. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Forest soils Research and Innovation Action LC-SFS-22-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall aim at strengthening the knowledge base of forest soil typology and (micro)biological properties including methodologies for soil analysis. They shall address soil functions in relation to their climate change mitigation capacity given by organic carbon stocks and associated fluxes - representative for the variety of forest ecosystems and production systems in Europe. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
  • ILE SAS, Róbert Kanka robert.kanka@savba.sk pedology, pedocompaction, soil erosion
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Biodiversity in action: across farmland and the value chain SFS-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) Activities will tackle biodiversity from various angles ranging from its supporting functions in agro-ecosystems (e.g. through activities of plant and soil biota), the integration of diversity into farming practices and incentives for wider biodiversity management including native biodiversity. Proposals will consider various temporal and spatial scales when assessing the dynamics of biodiversity and its relationship with farming systems, the surrounding landscapes and throughout value chains. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
  • ILE SAS, Marta Dobrovodská marta.dobrovodska@savba.sk biocultural diversity, farmland values, complex evaluation of agroecosystems
  • UNamur / Geography / ILEE
    Nicolas Dendoncker: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Sustainable agriculture, Transition, Agroecology, Stakeholder interaction, Biodiversity, Integrated valuation of ecosystem services and nature, Participative methods
  • SYKE
  • mikko.kuussaari@ymparisto.fi (agricultural bd, pollinators, farming practices, EU pollinator expert group member)
  • marjaana.toivonen@ymparisto.fi (agricultural bd, pollinators, farming practices, pollinator dependence of different cultivars)
  • janne.heliola@ymparisto.fi ((agricultural bd, pollinators, farming practices, agricultural policies at national and sectoral level, citizen engagement in monitoring activities)
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Healthy terrestrial livestock microbial ecosystems for sustainable production SFS-02-2020 (RIA) Activities shall address relevant microbial ecosystems of terrestrial livestock, and their effects on the production, health and welfare of animals. They should look in a balanced way at the characterisation of microbial ecosystems (including microbial communities and microbe-derived metabolites), assessing variability within and between breeds in relation to variability of production systems and diet; at microbial behaviour (e.g. interactions between microbiota, evolution with age of animals, transmission); at microbial functions and interactions with host, environment and management practices, including feeding where relevant; and at possible ways in which those ecosystems can be managed, including socioeconomic aspects, in order to reduce environmental impact, improve production and its quality, and/or health in particular during challenging periods such as early life, weaning or after disturbances. Activities will include the incorporation of data on microbial ecosystems in the models used to analyse phenotypic variability and to perform genetic evaluations. The activities shall address either ruminants, or monogastrics. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy New and emerging risks to plant health SFS-05-2018-2019-2020 (RIA)

Trade and the movement of goods and people have facilitated the introduction, spread and establishment of plant pests and diseases. While new pests and diseases are likely to arise, existing ones might become more severe because of intensification, climatic variations and changes in agricultural and forest management practices. They can have a significant impact on agricultural and forest productivity, environment and economics. Appropriate and rapid responses from decision-makers need to be based on scientific knowledge which addresses pest and disease management in a comprehensive manner.

Proposals will target one or more new or emerging plant pests (the term “pests” includes weeds) and/or diseases (regulated or non-regulated, introduced or native) that are causing, or likely to cause, significant (socio)economic and/or environmental losses to European agriculture and/or forestry. The choice of target pest and/or disease will consider the potential threat in terms of development and spread, its potential exacerbation under climate change as well as the potential impact on agricultural production, forestry, trade and the wider environment. Proposals will increase knowledge of the biology, pathways of entry and spread of pest(s)/disease(s) and clarify the dependencies on abiotic factors.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Epidemiology of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases: from integrated data collection to prioritisation SFS-10-2020 (RIA)

The increasing demand for animal derived food and the mounting pressure on land and oceans is expected to push further intensification and expansion of animal production in certain regions of the world. Contagious livestock diseases impede the efficiency of animal production and lead to economic costs, poor animal welfare, and in the case of certain diseases, have an impact on trade, consumer confidence and public health. While the impact of epizootic diseases and some other regulated contagious diseases is relatively well known due to the regulatory framework, the situation with non-regulated contagious diseases is poorly known, even less for diseases with multiple pathogens (disease complexes).

Activities will aim to harvest the knowledge inherently carried in existing data streams on contagious, non-EU-regulated, animal diseases, including diseases with multiple pathogens (disease complexes) and AMR. The proposals should address at least terrestrial livestock, while including marine and freshwater aquaculture whenever relevant, and should investigate the feasibility of addressing relevant wildlife. Data from different production systems should be included.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Genome and epigenome enabled breeding in terrestrial livestock SFS-13-2020 (RIA)

Genetics is currently one of the important levers for efficient livestock production, not only to increase performance and productivity, but also to ensure resilience and to reduce resource use and environmental impact, to ensure health and welfare of the animals, while maintaining or improving longevity of animals and product quality. Understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning traits, including epigenetic responses to the environment and non-genetic inheritance, remains relatively limited and underexploited, notably when several complex traits need to be targeted simultaneously, while avoiding or reducing trade-offs. In addition, improving livestock breeding programmes in both cosmopolitan and local breeds requires an optimal level of genetic diversity that needs to be measured and exploited.

The selected projects will assist in the exploitation of existing knowledge on the genome sequence and its regulation and expression. They will do so by providing (i) analysis of the genome and the epigenome in relation to combinations of traits (including intermediate and/or indicators) important for efficient terrestrial livestock production and (ii) tools to improve breeding schemes, both for cosmopolitan and local breeds of terrestrial livestock, striving to ensure optimal genetic and epigenetic diversity, at least within breeds.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Emerging challenges for soil management SFS-21-2020 (RIA) Sustainable soil management is paramount to keep soils in a good status for both agriculture and environmental needs. Over the past years, our understanding of the various threats to soil functions has increased. The recent, more in depth analysis of the importance of soil biodiversity for delivering important ecosystem services has identified major knowledge gaps on its role for the degradation of waste materials and for agricultural productivity. The extensive use of plastics, products containg plastic and other emerging contaminants in daily life has not only impacts on oceans but also on soils. The understanding of the impact and fate of micro- and nano-plastics and other stressors on soils is very limited and needs assessing. Following recent assessments of land degradation by IPBES and IPCC, there is also a need to evaluate the economic, social and environmental costs of soil and land degradation. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Agri-Aqua Labs SFS-30-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) Agriculture and aquaculture are increasingly knowledge-intensive sectors that need to be supported by advances in basic science domains in tandem with translational research. This nexus between basic and applied research requires specific openings for testing ideas and their potential application in plant and animal production, both terrestrial and aquatic. Recent developments in genomic selection have revolutionised animal breeding and resulted in significant gains in production efficiency of animals. However, our understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning traits remains limited. Most phenotypes, in particular for traits related to health, biological efficiency and robustness, are complex and a major goal of biological research is to use genome information to predict such complex outcomes. In the area of crop production, there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Sustainable Intensification in Africa SFS-35-2019-2020 (RIA) African and European agriculture share the common challenge of moving towards more sustainable ways of agricultural production. Both regions aim to ensure food production and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural activities in the face of climate change, more unpredictable water supply and increased degradation of (land) resources. Systems approaches are needed to optimise agricultural productivity as well as the delivery of ecosystem services. Environmental modifications such as climate change and globalisation are increasing the risk of infectious animal diseases emerging in new locations with greater frequency, and this is particularly relevant with vector borne diseases. These diseases have a major impact not only on livestock production and related economy but also on global food security and trade. Some of these emerging diseases also threaten human health (zoonoses). The African continent suffers from a number of vector-borne diseases, sometimes with heavy burden, although it is not always fully ascertained. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Healthy soils for healthy food production SFS-40-2020 (RIA) The EU and China are facing similar challenges of increasing soils health and producing more high quality food for increasing population. At the same time soils are facing a lot of pressures from use of fertilizers (manure and mineral), historical management of soils and increasing land degradation. To achieve certain quality of food production management of soils at the farm level needs to incorporate techniques for soil remediation/soil quality restoration and balanced fertilizer application. For the long-term increase of soil quality land management techniques should adopt and enhance quality of soils. Scope: The proposals shall analyse soil remediation strategies and assess sustainable use of fertilizers for agricultural production including social-economic and environmental aspects. The evaluation of tools and methods for increasing the quality of soils and of food produced is included in the scope. Proposals shall also address land degradation aspects and prevention of further degradation. They shall cover the evaluation of agricultural systems (e.g. organic farming, agro-ecology, agroforestry) and their suitability to achieve a good status of soils for sustainable food production. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Fisheries in the full ecosystem context BG-10-2020 (RIA) Building on related work done in previous research and innovation framework programmes and in other EU-funded programmes, research activities shall fill in knowledge gaps which hinder an efficient, ecosystem-based approach to the management of fisheries (e.g. biological characteristics and assessment of marine habitats; links of environmental factors and abundance, health, growth, reproduction etc. of fish stocks and human health and consumption etc., taking into account sex and gender differences if and where relevant; relations of different trophic levels in the food chain; efficiency of management measures protecting the ecosystem, interactions with and impacts from/on other uses of the sea). The proposals shall integrate existing and new knowledge in modelling or other applied tools/methods which can be used by scientific advisory bodies in sustainable fisheries management. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Towards a productive, healthy, resilient, sustainable and highly-valued Black Sea BG-11-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall provide solutions for accurate predictive tools and capabilities to tackle the increasingly complex array of multi-stressors and their poorly understood interactions, including their connection with rivers flowing into the Black Sea. 169 The Horizon 2020 work programme for 2019 includes a Coordination and Support Action: Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation in the Black Sea. Proposals shall address the fundamental Black Sea research challenges, that have been identified so far and others that may be defined as the priority-setting work proceeds, taking into account policy documents such as the MSFD reports of Romania and Bulgaria and the Strategic Action Plan of the Bucharest Convention. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Closing nutrient cycles CE-RUR-08-2018-2019-2020 (IA) & (RIA)

Proposals shall address inter-regional and intra-regional imbalances through effective nutrient recovery from by-products of the agri-food or forestry sectors, or from waste water and sewage sludge, and conversion into novel fertilisers.

Proposals should address only one of the following sub-topics:

A.[2018] Understanding properties and impacts of bio-based fertilisers (RIA)
B.[2019] Bio-based fertilisers from animal manure (IA)
C.[2020] Bio-based fertilisers from by-products of the agri-food, fisheries, aquaculture or forestry sectors (IA)
D.[2020] Bio-based fertilisers from waste water and sewage sludge (RIA)

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

 

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Flávio Silva
    Email: flavio.silva@ua.pt
    Expertise: Waste/water biological treatment engineering; Anaerobic/aerobic processes; Resources recycling to soils; Agronomic value assessment of waste-based fertilisers; Analytical chemistry
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Sustainable wood value chains LC-RUR-11-2019-2020 (RIA)

A. [2019] Building with wood (IA) Proposals shall develop and test new technologies and environmental friendly solutions for the use of wood-based materials in the (re)construction and/or retrofitting of buildings. Proposals should also explore options for building with wood in combination with composite/hybrid materials, linkages with other nature-based solutions, make use of ICT, and consider LCA and carbon accounting, ‘environmental documentation’ (i.e. product definitions, standards and construction codes), performance standards, public policies and regulations, consumer perception and engagement/co-creation.

B. [2020] Resilient forest systems (RIA) Proposals shall aim at enhancing the adaptation of forest ecosystems (both primary and secondary) and forest production systems to the growing societal demands for forest products (i.e. wood and non-wood) and ecosystem services, considering trade-offs, climate change and vulnerability to natural disturbances (e.g. storms, droughts, pathogens, wild fires). Restoration of degraded ecosystems and natural expansion of forests, considering the long-term rural development, climate change mitigation objectives and biodiversity enhancement are also in the scope.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Agricultural markets and international trade in the context of sustainability objectives RUR-21-2020 (RIA) Proposals will analyse and further develop robust methods and related indicators to assess the impacts (positive and negative) of agricultural international trade on the environment and society. It will include analysis of options through which trade policies can contribute to achieving the SDGs and implementing climate and biodiversity agreements while securing the achievement of EU objectives regarding a fair standard of living for farmers and poverty eradication, which remains the primary objective of development policy under the new European Consensus184. Work will look in particular to relevant supply chains in the agriculture sector involved both in import and export for the European Union in relation to its major agricultural trading partners. In addition, a contrasting analysis from the African continent perspective - the world’s poorest continent (Sub-Saharan Africa was hosting more than half the world’s poor in 2013) – could be proposed185. 15 October 2019

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08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Husbandry for quality and sustainability FNR-05-2020 (RIA)

Proposals shall address only one of the following sub-topics:

A. (2020) Husbandry for sustainability (RIA) Proposals should undertake a comprehensive assessment of the sustainability and potential delivery of ecosystem services, social services, resilience, competitiveness and possible tradeoffs of diverse EU livestock production systems246, covering all the EU’s major types of production systems and most important species.

B. (2020) Husbandry for quality (RIA) Proposals should undertake an assessment of the intrinsic quality of livestock products stemming from different production systems. They should study the relation between intrinsic quality and husbandry (e.g. breeding, feeding, management), taking into account the processing methods and means to ensure authenticity along the food chain.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Prospecting aquatic and terrestrial natural biological resources for biologically active compounds FNR-11-2020 (RIA) Proposals should cover the entire development pipeline with a focus on:

 biodiscovery (prospecting natural biological resources from land and sea), i.e.:
 identifying suitable molecules;
 verifying their claimed benefits;
 optimising technological exploitation, including cultivation strategies for selected production systems and metabolic engineering to ensure high productivity and purity;
 assessing safety, and
 developing products (final formulation) and their commercialisation, in Europe.
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22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Industrial microbiomes – learning from nature FNR-12-2020 (RIA) Proposals should focus on concrete bio-based processes and/or products. They should embrace an understanding of natural consortia mechanisms and their transposition to industrial environments, and involve the engineering of synthetic microbial consortia inspired by the metabolic interaction found in nature. Proposals should employ the use of -omics tools to understand, monitor and exploit microbial communities in the industrial environment. Activities should focus on the optimisation of existing industrial processes or on the design and development of wholly new ones, in order to improve process and product quality and safety 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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    Flávio Silva
    Email: flavio.silva@ua.pt
    Expertise: Mixed microbial cultures bioprocesses and engineering; biological treatment of industrial effluents; biorefinery processes; bioprocess modelling; technology transfer
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Enzymes for more environment-friendly consumer products FNR-16-2020 (RIA) Proposals should address the development of novel or improved enzyme(s) for the processing and/or the formulation of one or more of the following consumer products: washing agents, textiles, personal care products, cosmetics and nutraceuticals. The approach could involve bioprospecting or the exploitation of existing databases. Activities should include assessment of the environmental impact of the developed approach. They should aim at a strong improvement of environmental performance, against the state of the art, linked to enzyme functionality. In line with the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation, close research collaboration with all relevant stakeholders is needed to ensure future industrial implementation and market uptake. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Towards a comprehensive European mountain research strategy LC-CLA-21-2020 The action should coordinate and support mountain regions research in Europe and develop a comprehensive European Mountain Research Strategy building on existing European activities. This strategy should aim to support the development of services necessary for the adaption to climate change and the improvement and extension of observations, in particular in-situ ones, for the monitoring of the mountain regions. In line with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), citizens, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders should be involved in the co-design of the research strategy. 12 November 2019

13 February 2020

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  • ILE SAS
    Róbert Kanka
    Email: robert.kanka@savba.sk
    Expertise: sustainable development, integrated management of mountains
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Scientific support to designing mitigation pathways and policies LC-CLA-10-2020

Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Assessing and designing climate policies for the coming decade
b) Decarbonisation and lifestyle changes
c) Science underpinning the preparations of NDCs after the 2023 Global Stocktake at a global scale

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13 Feb 2020 (First Stage)

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality LC-CLA-11-2020 Actions should assess the direct and indirect contribution of nature-based solutions in diverse structures and configurations (e.g. mix of vegetation and trees, species, shape, spatial distribution of public green space and vegetation coverage) to combatting air pollution, reducing allergy potential of urban environment and mitigating GHG and other airborne pollutants emissions in cities including under future climate change scenarios. 12 November 2019 13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Regina Duarte
    email: regina.duarte@ua.pt
    Expertise: Characterization of atmospheric organic aerosols; Source apportionment; Airborne pollutants emissions; Wet and dry deposition of air particles; Air pollution
  • NINA
    Contact person: Jiska van Dijk
    Email: jiska.van.dijk@nina.no
    Expertise: Green transformation; Climate change impacts and adaptation; Nature friendly development of renewable energy production (hydroelectric power, on- and offshore wind power plants, transmission lines); Nature restoration; Recreational and traditional uses of nature; Ecosystem services
  • DC
    Ben Delbaere
    Email: info@delbaereconsulting.com. Expertise in knowledge brokerage, knowledge synthesis, participative processes, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, stakeholder engagement; co-owner of Oppla
  • SYKE
  • leena.kopperoinen@ymparisto.fi 
  • Expertise: urban ecology, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, NBS, spatial planning, citizen engagement, citizen science, collaborative and participatory methods, environmental justice
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Advancing climate services LC-CLA-12-2020

The proposed action should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Mapping European coastal infrastructure at risk from sea-level rise
b) Detection and attribution of extreme events using Artificial Intelligence
c) Impacts of overshooting

12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements LC-CLA-13-2020 Actions should capitalise on past and current initiatives and knowledge including associated uncertainty, to improve the integrated spatial planning, management and adaptation of Europe's coastal cities and settlements. They should provide scientific insight, tools, methodologies and innovative solutions to assist European coastal cities in developing their own coastal resilience plans and management and dynamic adaptation pathways (i.e. protect, accommodate, or retreat options), at spatial and temporal scales most relevant to their specific needs and context, to address the risks associated to climate change with emphasis to exposure to sea-level rise, while understanding the cascading effects and impacts on other sectors (e.g. water, energy, food, land use, etc.). 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
  • SYKE
leena.kopperoinen@ymparisto.fi
Expertise: urban ecology, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, NBS, spatial planning, citizen engagement, citizen science, collaborative and participatory methods, environmental justice
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies LC-CLA-14-2020 The objective of this action is to develop and test innovative solutions, improved operations and integrated management and planning for achieving water, energy and food security and safety within the planetary boundaries and resolve conflicts between upstream and downstream water users and citizens. Proposals should assess the interlinkages and interdependencies of water, food and energy sectors and ecosystems in different water bodies, in particular transboundary ones. Climatic, environmental, land-use, social and economic trends and governance regimes in the water and these interlinked sectors should be also considered. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • SYKE

leena.kopperoinen@ymparisto.fi

Expertise: urban ecology, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, NBS, spatial planning, citizen engagement, citizen science, collaborative and participatory methods, environmental justice

Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Forest Fires risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in the E.U. LC-CLA-15-2020 Actions should generate the knowledge, tools, capacity and guidance to underpin an Integrated Fire Management strategy that promotes holistic landscape, land use, and forest management and considers the interaction among all phases of the wildfire management process (i.e. fire prevention and preparedness, fire detection and response, post-fire restoration and adaptation). 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Multi-hazard risk management for risk-informed decision-making in the E.U. LC-CLA-16-2020 Actions are encouraged to capitalise on and assess existing methodologies, models and tools for disaster risk management available at EU and national levels in order to define a common framework for risk and vulnerability assessments for areas exposed to multiple natural hazards. Based on the diagnosis of multi-hazards and multi-risk assessments, innovative decision-making tools that help planners to make effective and future proofed risk management choices need to be developed (e.g., dynamic adaptation pathways to address future and emerging threats). Sustainable adaptation options including ecosystem-based approaches such as Nature-Based Solutions – that are cost-effective and provide multiple cobenefits should be prioritised where appropriate. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR

Ana Lillebø
Email: lillebo@ua.pt
Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo

  • SYKE

leena.kopperoinen@ymparisto.fi
Expertise: urban ecology, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, NBS, spatial planning, citizen engagement, citizen science, collaborative and participatory methods, environmental justice

Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions LC-CLA-17-2020 Proposals should aim at developing innovative approaches, building on existing data resources and infrastructures, the latest observational products (including in-situ observations), and state-of-the-art climate models, to assess the key physical and chemical processes in the ocean and atmosphere and the key ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions. Proposals should cooperate with relevant projects funded by the ESA Earth Observation Programme. In addition, they are encouraged to join the EU Arctic Cluster in order to build synergies and maximise the complementarity of the different actions in the Cluster. Proposals should build upon previous actions funded under Horizon 2020 and avoid duplication or overlap. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Regina Duarte
    email: regina.duarte@ua.pt
    Expertise: Characterization of atmospheric organic aerosols; Source apportionment; Airborne pollutants emissions; Wet and dry deposition of air particles; Air pollution
  • NINA
    Contact person: Manuela Panzacchi
    Email: Manuela.Panzacchi@nina.no
    Expertise: Evaluation of ecosystem condition and developing tools for ecosystem management; Interpretation of remote sensing; Monitoring and analyzing time series data; landscape analysis; climate change impacts
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Developing the next generation of Earth System Models LC-CLA-18-2020 Actions should address in a novel way one or more of the competing demands that surround the advancement of ESMs (e.g., improved process realism, large ensemble of predictions, improved model resolution, etc.). Actions should aim to develop innovative and effective approaches that add to or better represent Earth system processes linked to climate change. Actions should further explore novel ways of coupling existing models (e.g., icesheet dynamics) with ESMs and where appropriate, improve synergies with reduced complexity carbon-cycle, atmospheric composition and climate models. Actions are encouraged to explore linkages with relevant integrated assessment models. Actions may also devise new data assimilation methods that will demonstrably improve ESMs. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Integrated GEOSS climate applications to support adaptation and mitigation measures of the Paris Agreement LC-CLA-19-2020 Actions should focus on developing applications in support of users involved in the implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation actions in line with the Paris Agreement, by integrating a whole range of Earth Observation data including those recorded through in- Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Part 12 - Page 52 of 162 situ observing systems, and Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). The actions will seek to use higher spatial and/or temporal data sets while also taking advantage of a broader open data access and new data mining technologies. In addition, the actions should advance methodologies for integrating resulting data flows with multiple GEOSS data sets (from EO satellites to in-situ data including citizen data where appropriate), numerical model outputs and other relevant statistical and socio-economic data. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with Copernicus LC-CLA-20-2020 The action should aim at: (i) advancing the operationalisation of an integrated panArctic Observing System in preparation for a possible future ArcticGEOSS initiative; (ii) improving and extending the terrestrial, marine and cryospheric in-situ measurements and the community-based monitoring systems necessary for the monitoring of the Arctic; (iii) setting up pilot services and implementing the coordinated network of those services necessary for the adaptation to climate change in the region; (iv) contributing to the interoperability of Arctic Data systems; and (v) to make a positive contribution to national, regional and international decision-making processes and science strategies. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Improving the sorting, separation and recycling of composite and multi-layer materials CE-SC5-24-2020 Proposals are expected to develop new or improve existing innovative processes for the sorting, disassembly/separation, recycling and/or the introduction into manufacturing process of materials from products made of composite and/or multi-layer materials and assess the potential barriers for their implementation. They can deal with used products, production rejects or existing stocks such us material recovered from industrial and municipal landfills. Proposals should aim to optimise value retention in the economy, rather than downgrading the composite or multi-layer materials for applications with low quality requirements, as compared to the value of the initial separate materials, especially for applications with high performance requirements. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage)

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society CE-SC5-25-2020 The research will assess the current state of transition towards the circular economy in relevant economic sectors (public, private and non-profit) and analyse possible transition scenarios, as well as their outcomes and impacts. It will identify the key factors (regulatory, governance-based, market, technological, cultural, societal, gender, etc.) that can stimulate or hinder this transition. The selected sectors should be among the ones identified in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. Additional sectors could also be selected, considering criteria such as environmental footprint, health issues, complexities of value-chain, dependency on imported materials and relevance for European economy. Implications of the transition, both positive and negative, for the economy, the environment and the society will be assessed qualitatively and as much as possible quantified. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Develop and pilot circular systems in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors CE-SC5-28-2020 The objective of this action is to develop and pilot systemic circular economy innovations in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors that take into account value retention throughout the lifecycle of the product or service. Proposals are expected to bring together all relevant actors from across the value chain – from design and production, down to collection, sorting and reuse/repair/recycling – to rethink how to address the user’s need through a circular economy lens. Proposals should explore, develop and pilot systemic innovations that take into account value retention throughout the lifecycle of the product or service. 12 November 2019 13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

 

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    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution CE-SC5-30-2020 The aim of this action is to gain a better understanding on the sources, transport, distribution and impact of plastic pollution. The main areas for research activities should include: a) Sources of plastic pollution to different environmental compartments; b) Transport and pathways of plastics into and through different environmental compartments; c) Occurrence and distribution of plastic across all environmental compartments; d) Accumulation, including in soil and the food chain; e) Degradation mechanisms for different plastic materials under range of environmentally conditions; f) Physical and chemical effects of plastic pollution on different biotic and abiotic environments. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Raw materials innovation actions: exploration and Earth observation in support of sustainable mining SC5-10-2019-2020 Actions should develop innovative pilots demonstrating clean and sustainable production or substitution of non-energy non-agricultural raw materials in the EU, finishing at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 6-7. All actions should contribute to achieving the objectives and targets of the EIP on Raw Materials and to building the EU knowledge base of primary and secondary raw materials by feeding into the EC Raw Materials Information System – RMIS. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Strengthening international collaboration: enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities SC5-27-2020 Actions should identify and review examples of innovative natural water treatment systems in Europe and beyond to develop understanding of their functioning, the ecological processes involved and their capacity and performance in treating pollution under diverse and uncertain conditions, such as maximum/minimum loads, uncertainties on composition of the pollution entering the system, necessary time for the treatment, capacity to cope with temporal variation in rainfall, etc. They should develop methodologies and guidance for the design and implementation of urban enhanced natural treatment systems and their integration into the urban water cycle, the urban landscape and the receiving waters to enhance the circularity and hence sustainability of the overall system. They should develop new business models for their construction, operation and long-term management and maintenance and standards for the treatment processes and the different uses for which the effluent may be used within different regulatory frameworks. 12 November 2019

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03 Sep 2020 (Second

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Addressing wild pollinators decline and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services SC5-32-2020 Building on the results of previous and/or currently ongoing EU-funded research projects, taking account the follow-up of the IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production, and in line with the EU Pollinators Initiative, actions should develop tools, guidelines and methodologies to better understand, analyse, assess and possibly predict the trends and causes of the wild pollinators decline, in particular their interaction and cumulative effects, the links between pollinator, plant, biodiversity, under farming and other land management practices, and ecosystem functioning. They should assess and valuate the wild pollinators ecosystem services and their impacts on nature, society, human wellbeing and the economy at different spatial scales. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • UNamur / Geography / ILEE
    Nicolas Dendoncker: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Sustainable agriculture, Transition, Agroecology, Stakeholder interaction, Biodiversity, Integrated valuation of ecosystem services and nature, Participative methods
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    Olga Ameixa
    Email: olga.ameixa@ua.pt
    Expertise:Olga Ameixa is an ecologist with expertise in entomology. She has a vast experience in insect biodiversity, ecology, biocontrol and rearing. She has participated in several national and international projects and she is the convener of the IOBC-WSPR group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/olga.ameixa&amp

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    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
    Horizon 2020: European Innovation Council FTI: Fast Track to Innovation H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020

    Innovation is fostered when new ideas can emerge and easily translate into socio-economic value, shaping new markets and laying the foundations of a stronger, high-tech industrial base for Europe. Working together, partners with complementary backgrounds, knowledge and skills, in both new and established value-chains, can turn ideas into world-beating products, processes and services that tackle societal challenges. FTI accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding in an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe. Possible impacts on sustainability or climate change, in particular, or on other cross-cutting objectives of Horizon 2020, must be highlighted.

    07 November 2017

    Multiple:

    22 Oct 2019; 19 Feb 2020; 09 June 2020; 27 Oct 2020

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    • UNamur / e-biom
      Jonathan Marescaux:
      jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
      Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
      -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography