Call for Proposals - Space Call 4 FP7-SPACE-2011-1 Closed!


The objective of the FP7 space work programme is to support a European Space Policy focusing on applications such as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), with benefits for citizens, but also other space foundation areas for the competitiveness of the European space industry. This will contribute to fulfil the overall objectives of the European Space Policy, complementing efforts of Member States and of other key players, including the European Space Agency.

With EUR 99 million, the fourth space call will therefore focus on ensuring the continuity of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) operational services, and support research on space exploration technologies and ways to protect the Earth from potentially devastating asteroid impacts under the Strengthening Space Foundations (SSF) theme.


9.1.1 Space-based applications at the service of European Society / Preoperational validation of GMES services and products

  • SPA.2011.1.1-01 GMES Security: exploring operational governance options

9.1.5 Space-based applications at the service of European Society / Continuity of GMES services in the areas of Marine and Atmosphere

  • SPA.2011.1.5-01 Prototype operational continuity of GMES services in the Marine Area
  • SPA.2011.1.5-02 Prototype operational continuity of GMES services in the Atmosphere area
  • SPA.2011.1.5-03 R&D to enhance future GMES applications in the Marine and Atmosphere areas

9.2.1 Strengthening of Space foundations / Research to support space science and exploration

  • SPA.2011.2.1-01 Exploitation of science and exploration data
  • SPA.2011.2.1-02 Research and development for space exploration

9.2.2 Strengthening of Space foundations / Research to support space transportation and key technologies

  • SPA.2011.2.2-01 Space transportation technologies
  • SPA.2011.2.2-02 Space critical technologies

9.2.3 Strengthening of Space foundations / Reducing the vulnerability of space assets

  • SPA.2011.2.3-01 Prevention of impacts from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) on our Planet

9.3.2 Cross-cutting activities / International Cooperation

  • SPA.2011.3.2-01 GMES and Africa
  • SPA.2011.3.2-02 Facilitating access to space for small scale research missions

9.3.3 Cross-cutting activities / Transnational cooperation among NCPs

  • SPA.2011.3.3-01 Trans-national and international cooperation among NCPs

9.3.5 Cross-cutting activities/ Studies and events in support of European Space Policy

  • SPA.2011.3.5-01 European Space Policy Studies

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 99,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 November 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Space (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Space Call 4 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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