Horizon Europe - Missions - Transformation of regional economic systems for climate resilience and sustainability

Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 6,000,000
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 support regions and communities participating in the Mission in their transformational journey to climate resilience with finding, innovating, and testing solutions that help their economic systems to become sustainable and climate resilient.

Expected outcome

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

  • Relevant economic sectors affected by climate change are transformed and ready to face the future anticipated climate changes risks;
  • An increased and improved range of climate-resilient business models, value chains, and re-skilling opportunities (including training capabilities) are understood, socially acceptable and made available to all regions and communities;
  • An increased capacity of local businesses, social partnerns and industries for sustainable coping with climate change;
  • An increased capacity of national, regional and/or local governments, consumers organizations and other social partners, industries and businesses in empowering consumers to make informed choices and play active roles in transition to climate resilience;
  • A better understanding of mechanisms that would drive transformation of the economic systems thanks to innovation, intended not only as technical innovation but also including social and user-driven innovation.

Scope

This topic contributes to the three objective of the Mission and correspond to one of the thematic research areas described in the Mission Implementation Plan. It is to support regions and communities participating in the Mission in all steps of their transformational journey to climate resilience with finding, innovating, and testing solutions that help their economic systems to become sustainable and climate resilient. The applied research and the experimentation with innovative solutions as further outlined below should be at the centre of the project.

Climate change affects macroeconomic outcomes, financial markets and institutions primarily through physical risks (gradual warming and extreme events) and transition risks. Possible channels of impact of climate change on the European economy include, for example, decline in agricultural productivity and yields, lower labour productivity due to extreme heatwaves and lower human capital accumulation due to increased health issues and mortality, new or increased occupational health and safety risks to workers, disruption to transport and production chains, or changes in sectoral composition of labour markets leading to higher structural unemployment.

Read more in the Work Programme - Missions, page 57.

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 6,000,000.

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Deadline :
September 27, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 6,000,000
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