Call for proposals 2018 - Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Second Cycle: Implementation of the new GES Decision and Programmes of Measures DG ENV/MSFD 2018 Closed!


The three main general objectives for this call, to support MSFD implementation, are:

  1. support the (sub)regional assessment of the extent to which GES has been achieved. Focus on implementation of the new GES Decision particularly through the further development and operationalisation of indicators and the establishment of threshold values for each (sub)region, together with associated lists of elements and integration rules, which will lead to updated, improved and more complete (sub)regional assessments;
  2. support the quantification of the effect of the PoMs, including through linking monitoring programmes with measures. The effect of measures should be estimated against their objective (i.e. how each measure is designed to help reaching GES and the updated environmental targets) and against their results (i.e. monitoring the effect of each measure in reducing the levels of pressures into or in the marine environment and their impacts on the marine environment), while being transparent about the methods and assumptions underlying the analysis.
  3. the establishment of new (sub)regionally-coordinated measures, where needed, (for instance, in relation to pressures that need consistent or coordinated action across the (sub)region in order for the measures to be effective, measures that have synergistic effects for several descriptors or that have transboundary implications)


Types of activities carried out by the beneficiary which are eligible under this call for
proposals include:

  • design, implementation, co-ordination and management of the project;
  • awareness-raising, training and dissemination activities;
  • mechanisms for monitoring data gathering and campaigns;
  • organisation of workshops, meetings, conferences, seminars, that contribute to the project objectives;
  • cost of travel for meetings (including kick-off and final project meetings);
  • actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • studies, analyses, action plans and mapping activities directly related to the project;
  • research activities
  • establishment of data and information management, including regular update of data and information products online.

European community funding

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

  • 5,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 June 2018 - 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

Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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