• 13 Jul 2020

    Get ready to apply to new Green Deal calls – opening in September

    Does your city want to contribute to the success of the European Green Deal through your Covenant action plans? The European Commission is launching calls for proposal in mid-September to help implement the European Green Deal.

     In support of the priority to fight climate change and make Europe climate-neutral by 2050, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with this dedicated call for proposals under Horizon 2020. The calls will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition to leave no one behind.

     Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quicklu and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions to the main priorities of the European Green Deal.

     This is why the calls will support:

    >> pilot applocations, demonstration projects and innovative products

    >> innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition

    >> social and value chain innovation

    In addition to technological development and demonstration, the calls will encourage experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

     The calls consist of 11 areas (eight thematic and three horizontal):

    >> The eight thematic areas reflect the key work streams of the European Green Deal. In each area, one or more topics addresses the challenge outlined in respective stream. Topics target specific, high-impact technological and societal innovations that can help advance the sustainable transition relatively quickly.

    >> The three horizontal areas (strenghtening knowledge; empowering citizens; and international cooperation) cut across the eight thematic areas and offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.

     The deadline for submitting project proposals will close at the end of January 2021. If you are interested in responding to the call, you can find more information here.