Published: 18.01.2024

Get ready for the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership’s second joint transnational call

Call launch (Provisional): 01/02/24, 15:00 CET (Brussels Time)

Pre-proposal submission deadline (Provisional): 10/04/2024, 15:00 CET (Brussels Time)
Full proposal submission deadline (Provisional): 06/11/2024, 15:00 CET (Brussels Time)

The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership has pre-announced its second joint transnational call.

The vision of the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership, a European partnership under the European Commission’s Research & Innovation Framework Programme Horizon Europe, is to design, steer and support a just and inclusive transition to a regenerative, resilient, and sustainable blue economy.

This EU Partnership aims to boost the transformation needed towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive, and competitive blue economy by 2030 while creating and supporting the conditions for a sustainable ocean for the people by 2050.

This second co-funded call aims to support transnational research and innovation projects (36 months) addressing one of the four priority areas below (subject to funded priority areas by participating funding organisations, see Annex):

(1) Digital Twins of the Oceans (DTO) at regional sub basin scale

(2) Blue economy sectors, development of marine multi-use infrastructures

(3) Planning and managing sea-uses at the regional level

(4) Blue Bioresources

Projects in this co-funded call must be impact-driven contributions to the transformation into a blue economy for a more resilient future and towards carbon neutrality targets, following an impact pathway approach.

The proposals are expected to consider a minimum of two European sea basins and to assess the project proposal impact on various basins. Proposals can target European regional seas such as Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Arctic, Barents Sea, Celtic Sea, etc. but they must be from a minimum of 2 different European Sea basins which are: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The second co-funded call of this EU Partnership pools national and regional financial resources through the participation of 38 participating funding organisations from 26 countries combined with the contribution from the European Union. 20 Member-States, 5 Associated Countries and 1 Third Country are participating: Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tunisia, and Türkiye). The total estimated budget is about EUR 35 million.

Read more about the call and how to find potential project partner here