Call for proposals 2016 Research fund for coal and steel RFCS-2016 Closed!


RFCS-01-2016: Coal: Research and technological development constitute a very important means of supporting European energy objectives with regard to the supply of European coal and its competitive and environmentally friendly conversion and utilisation. Moreover, the growing international dimension of the coal market and the global scale of the problems confronting it means that the European Union has to take a leading role in meeting challenges relating to modern techniques, mine safety and environmental protection at worldwide level by ensuring the transfer of know-how required for further technological progress, improved working conditions (health and safety) and enhanced environmental protection.

RFCS-02-2016: Steel: With the general aim of increasing competitiveness and contributing to sustainable development, the main emphasis of research and technological development is on the development of new or improved technologies to guarantee the economic, clean and safe production of steel and steel products characterised by steadily increasing performance, suitability to use, customer satisfaction, prolonged service life, easy recovery and recycling


  • RFCS-01-2016: Coal: Proposals submitted under this topic must relate to one of the following research objectives:
    1. Improving the competitive position of Community coal
    2. Health and safety in mines
    3. Efficient protection of the environment and improvement of the use of coal as a clean energy source
    4. Management of external dependence on energy supply
  • RFCS-02-2016: Steel: Proposals submitted under this topic must relate to one of the following research objectives:
    1. New and improved steelmaking and finishing techniques
    2. RTD and the utilisation of steel
    3. Conservation of resources and improvement of working conditions

European community funding

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

  • 42,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Non profit organisations
  • Enterprises
  • Training organisations (not university)
  • 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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