Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, launched a new package of Calls for Proposals under the Green Deal thematic area that aims the EU’s transition to carbon-free economy by 2050.
Associated countries (Tunisia), as well as Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco are eligible to participate in calls included within this funding mechanism.
The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results with tangible benefits in ten areas. Eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal:
- 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
And two horizontal areas - strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens, which offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.
The €1 billion investment will continue building Europe's knowledge systems and infrastructures. The call includes opportunities for international cooperation in addressing the needs of less-developed nations, particularly in Africa, in the context of the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2021, with selected projects expected to start in autumn 2021.