EU Green Deal Call is open – €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2021, with selected projects expected to start in autumn 2021.

The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results in ten areas:

Eight thematic areasTwo horizontal areas
Increasing climate ambition
Clean, affordable and secure energy
Industry for a clean and circular economy
Energy and resource efficient buildings
Sustainable and smart mobility
Farm to fork
Biodiversity and ecosystems
Zero-pollution, toxic-free environments
Strengthening knowledge
Empowering citizens

The total budget is divided into 21 call topics. Among others, the call topics below would be of interest to forest-based stakeholders.

LC-GD-1-1-2020Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means
LC-GD-4-1-2020Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way

To some extent regarding biodiversity and the circular economy, the call topics below would be relevant.

LC-GD-7-1-2020Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
LC-GD-3-2-2020Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy

Please check all the call topics and apply here.

A Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call Info Day and Brokerage event will take place on 23 and 24 September as part of the virtual European Research and Innovation Days.

Source: European Commission