Call for proposals 2021 - RFCS-2021 RFCS-2021 Open!


The RFCS Research Programme has the following research objectives, for the Coal and Steel sectors respectively:


  1. Supporting the just transition of the coal sector and regions;
  2. Improving health and safety;
  3. Minimising the environmental impacts of coal mines in transition.


  1. New, sustainable and low-carbon steelmaking and finishing processes;
  2. Advanced steel grades and applications;
  3. Conservation of resources, protection of the environment and circular economy;
  4. Management of work force and working conditions.


This call covers the following topics:

  • RFCS-01-2021-AM: RFCS-2021 Coal Accompanying Measures (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)
  • RFCS-01-2021-PDP: RFCS-2021 Coal Pilot and Demonstration Projects (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)
  • RFCS-01-2021-RPJ: RFCS-2021 Coal Research Projects (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)
  • RFCS-02-2021-AM: RFCS-2021 Steel Accompanying Measures (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)
  • RFCS-02-2021-PDP: RFCS-2021 Steel Pilot and Demonstration Projects (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)
  • RFCS-02-2021-RPJ: RFCS-2021 Steel Research Projects (RFCS-PJG - RFCS Project Grants)

European community funding

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

  • 11,36 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 September 2021 - in 5 days (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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