Call for proposals 2019 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy H2020-FNR-2020 Closed!


Work Programme for 2018-2020 responds to some of the key challenges our planet is facing for the years to come: adapting to and mitigating climate change; ensuring food security; safeguarding the natural resource base, promoting alternatives to fossil-based economies and sustainably using marine resources while protecting the oceans. Agriculture and food systems, forestry, the marine and the bio-based sectors are at the very heart of the challenges to be addressed.


This call covers the following topics:

  • CE-FNR-07-2020: FOOD 2030 - Empowering cities as agents of food system transformation
  • CE-FNR-09-2020: Pilot action for the removal of marine plastics and litter
  • CE-FNR-14-2020: Innovative textiles – reinventing fashion
  • CE-FNR-15-2020: A network of European bioeconomy clusters to advance bio-based solutions in the primary production sector
  • CE-FNR-17-2020: Pilot circular bio-based cities – sustainable production of bio-based products from urban biowaste and wastewater
  • FNR-01-2020: Strengthening the European agro-ecological research and innovation ecosystem
  • FNR-02-2020: Developing long-term monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the Common Agricultural Policy
  • FNR-03-2020: A comprehensive vision for urban agriculture
  • FNR-04-2020: Towards a European research and innovation roadmap on soils and land management
  • FNR-05-2020: Husbandry for quality and sustainability
  • FNR-08-2020: Supporting the food safety systems of the future
  • FNR-10-2020: Public engagement for the Bioeconomy
  • FNR-11-2020: Prospecting aquatic and terrestrial natural biological resources for biologically active compounds
  • FNR-12-2020: Industrial microbiomes – learning from nature
  • FNR-16-2020: Enzymes for more environment-friendly consumer products
  • FNR-18-2020: Sustainability of bio-based products – international governance aspects and market update
  • LC-FNR-06-2020: Defossilising agriculture – solutions and pathways for fossil-energy-free farming
  • LC-FNR-13-2020: Bio-based industries leading the way in turning carbon dioxide emissions into chemicals

European community funding

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

  • 208,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 January 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 08 September 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (Work programme)

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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