The European Commission launches a Green Deal funding call
The European Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with a dedicated call for proposals under the current research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.
Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.
In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry.
The Green Deal call is composed of 11 areas:
- eight thematic areas reflect the eight key work streams of the European Green Deal. In each area, one or more topics addresses the challenges outlined in the respective European Green Deal stream. Topics target specific, high-impact technological and societal innovations that can help advance the sustainable transition relatively quickly.
- three horizontal areas (strengthening knowledge; empowering citizens; and international cooperation) that cut across the eight thematic areas and offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.
Deadline for giving online feedback for the call is 3rd of June and the calls will open in September and close end of January 2021.