Call for proposals 2020 Research fund for coal and steel RFCS-2020 Closed!


Coal Annual Priorities for 2020 are:

  • Proposals addressing emerging and innovative technologies supporting coal regions in transition, contributing to the objectives of the European Green Deal.

Steel Annual Priorities for 2020 are:

  • Pilot/demonstration projects of emerging and innovative technologies leading to emission reductions and industrial efficiency improvements. This will include the concept of zero-carbon steel making process in line with the spirit of the European Green Deal Communication.


This call covers the following topics:

  • RFCS-01-2020: Coal
  • RFCS-02-2020: Steel

European community funding

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

  • 40,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2020 - 9 months 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:

  • 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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