2nd Stage: Coastal-rural interactions: Enhancing synergies between land and sea-based activities

2nd Stage: Coastal-rural interactions: Enhancing synergies between land and sea-based activities

Available Funding: 
€ 5,000,000

This action aims at identifying and analysing interactions between land (coast and hinterland) and sea, identifying the various components of local economies at the interface of land and sea and analysing their respective importance and short, medium and long-term development trends taking into account market, environmental and climate forecasts. In order to contribute to the long-term improvement of sea water quality, proposal must:

Develop a transferable set of tools and indicators in order to improve the understanding of economic and social interaction in coastal areas

Increase potential for jobs and added-value creation

Reduce negative externalities from land-based activities in the regional hinterland on sea-based activities based on better economic cooperation and integrated governance 

Eligible Applicants: 

Applicants must consist of at least three legal entities, each of which must be established in a different EU Member State or Horizon 2020 associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.

This call for proposal is open to actions primarily consisting of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution. For this purpose they may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

Projects may contain closely connected but limited demonstration or pilot activities aiming to show technical feasibility in a near to operational environment.

Project Length: 

The call opens 27/10/2015 and the deadline for submitting applications in the first stage is 17/02/2016.

The second stage deadline is 13/09/2017 and information on the second evaluation will follow maximum five months from the deadline for submission. The grant agreement will be signed eight months from the deadline for submission.

Further Financing Information: 

According to the call for proposal, it is estimated that proposals requesting a contribution of € 5,000,000 would allow the objectives of this call for proposals to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

The funding rate for this call for proposal is 100%.

For more Information: 

More information regarding the call for proposal can be found in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. For more specific information on the eligibility and admissibility conditions see part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.