Call for proposals 2021 - Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01 Open!

Objectives

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to innovative governance and sound decision making in policy for the green transition, and more specifically to one or several of the following impacts:

  • Innovative governance models enabling sustainability and resilience notably to achieve better informed decision-making processes, societal engagement and innovation;
  • Green Deal related domains benefit from further deployment and exploitation of Environmental Observation data and products ;
  • A strengthened Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)[[The European Commission is a member and co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), as such the European Commission adopted the GEO Canberra Declaration (https://earthobservations.org/canberra_declaration.php and Commission Decision C(2019)7337/F1) and committed to contribute to the GEO objectives, including to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).]];
  • Sustainability performance and competitiveness in the domains covered by Cluster 6 are enhanced through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers;
  • More informed and engaged stakeholders and end users including primary producers and consumers thanks to effective platforms such as Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS)
  • Strengthened EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

When considering their impact, proposals also need to assess their compliance with the “Do No Significant Harm” principle[[as per Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU Taxonomy Regulation)]] according to which the research and innovation activities of the project should not be supporting or carrying out activities that make a significant harm to any of the six environmental objectives of the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

Topics under this destination will have impacts in the following areas: “Climate change mitigation and adaptation”; “Clean and healthy air, water and soil”; “Enhancing ecosystems and biodiversity on land and in water”; “Sustainable food systems from farm to fork on land and sea”; “High quality digital services for all”; and “A Competitive and secure data-economy”.

Social innovation is recommended when the solution is at the socio-technical interface and requires social change, new social practices, social ownership or market uptake.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-01: Mobilising the network of national contact points in Cluster 6 (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-02: Furthering food systems science and federating researchers across the European Research Area (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-03: Preparatory action for the Horizon Europe Food System Partnership (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-04: Strengthening bioeconomy innovation and deployment across sectors and all governance levels (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-05: Fostering strategic advice and synergies between national and EU research and innovation agendas, including SCAR foresight (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-06: Environmental and social cross-compliance of marine policies (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-07: Regional governance models in the bioeconomy (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-08: Improving understanding of and engagement in bio-based systems with training and skills development (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-09: Revitalisation of European local communities with innovative bio-based business models and social innovation (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-10: Raising awareness of circular and sustainable bioeconomy in support of Member States to develop bioeconomy strategies and/or action plans (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-11: Education on the bioeconomy including bio-based sectors for young people in primary and secondary education in Europe (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-12: EU agriculture within a safe and just operating space and planetary boundaries (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-13: Modelling land use and land management in the context of climate change (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-14: User-oriented solutions building on environmental observation to monitor critical ecosystems and biodiversity loss and vulnerability in the European Union (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-15: Preparing for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) for end-user services based on environmental observation in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-16: Tools to support the uptake and accessibility/exploitability of environmental observation information at European and global level (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-17: Common European Green Deal data space to provide more accessible and exploitable environmental observation data in support of the European Green Deal priority actions (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-18: Mapping and improving the data economy for food systems (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-19: Development of the markets and use of digital technologies and infrastructure in agriculture – state of play and foresight: digital and data technologies for the agricultural sector in a fast changing regulatory, trade and technical environment (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-20: Data economy in the field of agriculture – effects of data sharing and big data (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-21: Potential of drones as multi-purpose vehicle – risks and added values (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-22: Assessing the impacts of digital technologies in agriculture – cost, benefits and potential for sustainability gains (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-23: Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders by means of thematic networks, compiling and sharing knowledge ready for practice (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-24: Supporting knowledge exchange between all AKIS actors in the Member States by means of an EU-wide interactive knowledge reservoir (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-25: Improving national AKIS organisation in a co-creative process across the EU (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-26: Deepening the functioning of innovation support (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-27: Developing EU advisory networks on consumer-producer chains (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-28: Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 223,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 October 2021 - in 19 days (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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 Research

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