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Fund your Green Deal project from impressive EUR 983 million call

18th September 2020 at 11:25 am

The European Commission has just published a call worth almost 1 billion euro to fund projects in support of the European Green Deal. With a submission deadline of 26 January 2021 it will also be the last call of the Horizon 2020 programme. All organisations in the UK, including universities and companies, can participate and are fully eligible for funding under the H2020 financial rules.

Together, the projects in eight thematic areas and two cross-cutting, horizontal areas will work towards the EC’s aim: Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal. In terms of project type, the focus clearly is on the more application and market-oriented “Innovation Actions” (IA), with less funding allocated to the “Research and Innovation Actions” (RIA) and the “Coordination and Support Actions” (CSA).

The funding per project varies from EUR 3 to 53 million, with some projects addressing a combination of activities. All projects are expected to deliver tangible results in the short- to medium-term, addressing the urgent challenges of the climate crisis.

Topic TypeTitle EU contribution per projectTotal budget (EUR) Anticipated number of funded proposals
LC-GD-1-1-2020IAPreventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means15,000,000 – 20,000,000 72,000,000 3 – 4
LC-GD-1-1-2020CSAPreventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 3,000,000 1
LC-GD-1-2-2020RIATowards Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities53,000,000 53,000,000 1
LC-GD-1-3-2020IAClimate-resilient Innovation Packages for EU regions10,000,000 – 15,000,00042,000,000 3 – 4
LC-GD-1-3-2020CSAClimate-resilient Innovation Packages for EU regions 3,000,000 3,000,000   1
LC-GD-2-1-2020IAInnovative land-based and offshore renewable energy technologies and their integration into the energy system20,000,000 – 35,000,00068,000,0002 – 3
LC-GD-2-1-2020RIAInnovative land-based and offshore renewable energy technologies and their integration into the energy system3,000,000 – 6,000,00018,000,0003 – 6
LC-GD-2-2-2020IADevelop and demonstrate a 100 MW electrolyser upscaling the link between renewables and commercial/industrial applications25,000,000 – 30,000,000
(50% funding rate)
LC-GD-2-3-2020IAAccelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa5,000,000 – 10,000,00040,000,0004 – 8
LC-GD-3-1-2020IAClosing the industrial carbon cycle to combat climate change – Industrial feasibility of catalytic routes for sustainable alternatives to fossil resources40,000,00080,000,0002
LC-GD-3-2-2020IADemonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy10,000,000 – 20,000,00060,000,0003 – 6
LC-GD-4-1-2020IABuilding and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way10,000,000 – 20,000,00060,000,0003 – 6
LC-GD-5-1-2020IAGreen airports and ports as multimodal hubs for sustainable and smart mobility15,000,000 – 25,000,000100,000,0004 – 6
LC-GD-6-1-2020IATesting and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy6,000,000 – 12,000,00074,000,0006 – 12
LC-GD-7-1-2020IARestoring biodiversity and ecosystem services16,000,000 – 25,000,00080,000,0003 – 5
LC-GD-8-1-2020RIAInnovative, systemic zero-pollution solutions to protect health, environment and natural resources from persistent and mobile chemicals8,000,000 – 12,000,00040,000,0003 – 5
LC-GD-8-2-2020RIAFostering regulatory science to address combined exposures to industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals: from science to evidence-based policies4,000,000 – 6,000,00020,000,0003 – 5
LC-GD-9-1-2020RIAEuropean Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European Green Deal challenges7,000,000 – 13,000,00028,000,0003, one per subtopic
LC-GD-9-2-2020RIADeveloping end-user products and services for all stakeholders and citizens supporting climate adaptation and mitigation3,000,000 – 5,000,00025,000,0005 – 8
LC-GD-9-3-2020IATransparent & Accessible Seas and Oceans: Towards a Digital Twin of the Ocean12,000,00012,000,0001
LC-GD-10-1-2020RIAEuropean capacities for citizen deliberation and participation for the Green Deal3,000,000 – 5,000,00010,000,0002 – 3
LC-GD-10-2-2020RIABehavioural, social and cultural change for the Green Deal3,000,000 – 5,000,00010,000,0002 – 3
LC-GD-10-3-2020IAEnabling citizens to act on climate change, for sustainable development and environmental protection through education, citizen science, observation initiatives, and civic engagement3,000,000 – 5,000,00025,000,0005 – 8

Support for your Green Deal proposal

Interested in writing a proposal for any of the above-mentioned calls? At accelopment, we are experienced in proposal writing and have successfully supported projects in Green Deal related research areas such as TEEWood, HEAT-INSYDE, CHEOPS, SOSLeM and MORE. Contact us to discuss how we can best support you with your proposal.

Dr. Johannes Ripperger
Research & Innovation Manager