Call for proposals 2017 - Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection MARE/2016/22 Closed!


This call for proposals aims to further support projects to enable Member States to build up experience in new areas of:

  1. regional (in case of biological data) and
  2. EU wide (in case of socio economic data) cooperation.

The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide Member States with the tools to accomplish regional/EU coordination but not to finance on a recurrent basis such activities


The regions and topics covered by this call for proposals are the following:

  1. Biological data: the Baltic Sea, the North Sea & Eastern Arctic, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean & Black Sea, as well as fisheries in external waters (Large pelagic fisheries and long distance fisheries on demersal and small pelagic stocks) , and
  2. Socio-economic and environmental data collection on fisheries, aquaculture and processing industry for all EU regions and fisheries.

Applications should demonstrate the cross-border nature of the proposed project, inter alia through the proposed Partnership composition and the selected region, which must be characterised by multiple and cross-border activities (existing or potential).

The activities under these projects may not be included in the EU co- Maritime and financed activities covered by a member States' Operational Programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Activities under these projects should go beyond the activities covered by the national work plans for data collection for 2017-2019 of the Member States.

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 July 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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


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