Horizon Europe - Missions - Student and school activities for the promotion of education on ‘blue’ sustainability and the protection of marine and freshwater ecosystems

Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries

Funding programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.

Call overview

This call aims to increase mobilisation and engagement of children and youth in primary and secondary schools across the EU and in the Associated countries in the implementation of Mission objectives.

Scope

Previous studies and pilot projects indicate that youth and school mobilisation and engagement and ocean and water literacy activities need to be linked with clearly defined goals and be focused on concrete actions and projects. Mission “Restore our ocean and waters by 2030” offers the opportunity to develop and implement projects by the students themselves, with the support and contribution of their schools, teachers and wider community, based on the established principles and practices of ocean literacy and the general framework on education for sustainability. These projects are expected to contribute, beyond being a pre-requisite for accreditation under the Network of European Blue Schools, to the implementation of Mission objectives.

Expected outcome

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Increased mobilisation and engagement of children and youth in primary and secondary schools across the EU and in the Associated countries in the implementation of Mission objectives;
  • Student and school projects implementing the Mission objectives and engaging and mobilising students, teachers and schools in the pursuit of ocean and water literacy, sustainability and Mission objectives, that at the same time contribute to the growing Network of European Blue Schools established under the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy;
  • Increased ocean and water literacy among children and youth, teachers and schools, improved understanding of the value and of ocean and waters and enhanced sense of responsibility among the youth and teachers towards this planet and its boundaries;
  • Ramp up accreditation of schools in the Network of European Blue Schools and engagement in their related activities, based on methodologies of Open Schooling, engaging with the community and communicating the results of their projects and in the implementation of Mission objectives and bring the ocean and water into the classroom at the EU- and Associated countries level.

Read more in the Work Programme - Missions, page 189.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:

  • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
  • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
  • eligible non-EU countries including countries associated to Horizon Europe and low- and middle-income countries.

Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations 1) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.

A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such undernational law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.

Consortium composition

Unless otherwise provided for in the specific call conditions, legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

Budget

EUR 3,000,000.

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Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries