Horizon Europe - Missions - Testing and demonstrating transformative solutions on climate resilience, mainstreaming nature based solutions in the systemic transformation

Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 88,320,000
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 develop and test innovative solutions, combining technological and social innovation, leading to an increase of the resilience and adaptation capacity to climate change in the involved regions and communities.

Expected outcome

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

  • regions and communities have been involved in development and testing of a whole range of transformative solutions
  • climate resilience solutions have been developed, tested and brought closer to the market

Scope

This topic relates to the Mission’s second objective, aiming to mobilise at least 150 regions in testing the solutions most locally needed to build climate resilience.

The proposal should develop and test innovative solutions, combining technological and social innovation, leading to an increase of the resilience and adaptation capacity to climate change in the involved regions and communities, assuring that nature based solutions are explored as priority and at the very heart of the development whenever possible.

In line with the Mission Implementation Plan and also with the new EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, implementing nature-based solutions on a larger scale would increase climate resilience. Blue-green (as opposed to grey) infrastructures represent multipurpose, “no regret” solutions, which simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build climate resilience. The Strategy also underlines that to improve their uptake, their benefits need to be better quantified and communicated. Their essential role for sustaining healthy water, oceans and soils was recognised, together with their potential to reduce costs, provide climate-resilient services, and improve compliance with Water Framework Directive requirement for good ecological status, if they were to play a bigger role in land-use management and infrastructure planning.

Read more in the Work Programme - Missions, page 63.

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.

In addition to the standard eligibility conditions, proposals must include demonstration activities to be carried out in 5 different regions located in3 different MS or associated countries, involving and including in theconsortium partners from these three countries. At least 1 of the proposed demonstrations must take place in a region eligible for Cohesion funds.

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 88,320,000.

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Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 88,320,000
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