Call for proposals 2021 - Flagship projects promoting a sustainable blue economy through regional maritime cooperation in the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Western Mediterranean EMFAF-2021-PIA-FLAGSHIP Open!


Projects under this call for proposals will pilot strategic initiatives (“Flagship projects”) that strengthen sea basin-level collaboration between key stakeholders in order to achieve one or more goals of the relevant sea basin strategy. The Flagship projects will contribute to the implementation of sea basin strategies and to the development of a sustainable blue economy in the EU, in line with the European Green Deal objectives.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EMFAF-2021-PIA-FLAGSHIP-ATLANTIC: Innovative multi-use projects combining offshore renewable energy with other activities and/or with nature protection in the Atlantic (EMFAF-PJG - EMFAF Project Grants)
  • EMFAF-2021-PIA-FLAGSHIP-BLACK: Black Sea blue economy investment and innovation capacity building pilot (EMFAF-PJG - EMFAF Project Grants)
  • EMFAF-2021-PIA-FLAGSHIP-WESTMED: Recovery of coastal and maritime tourism in the Western Mediterranean (EMFAF-PJG - EMFAF Project Grants)

European community funding

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

  • 3,88 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 12 January 2022 - in 2 months (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 Agriculture and Rural Development

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