Implementation of the second cycle of the MSFD

Implementation of the second cycle of the MSFD

Available Funding: 
€ 5,819,322
Description: 

Implementation of the second cycle of the MSFD: achieving coherent, coordinated and consistent updates of the determinations of good environmental status, initial assessments and environmental targets

This call for proposals is aimed to support the next phase of MSFD implementation, in particular to achieve regionally coherent, coordinated and consistent updates of the determinations of GES. Actions should support (sub)regions, where Member States have already jointly identified shortcomings and identify and address strategic priorities at regional or sub-regional level for targeted actions related to the financial planning and delivery of the second cycle of MSFD implementation for particular regions or sub-regions.

Eligible Applicants: 

The following types of entities are allowed to participate to this call for proposals:

  •  Public or private bodies
  •  Must be registered in an EU Member State or be an international organization incl. Regional Sea Conventions
  •  Partners from non-EU Countries being a contracting party to one of the four Regional Sea Conventions can be associated to the action on a no-cost basis of at a maximum of 5-10% of the total cost for the action
  •  Legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation, may take part as affiliated entities
Project Length: 

The envisaged implementation period of activities for this call for proposal may be more than 8 months and not more than 2 years.

Further Financing Information: 

The European Commission expects to fund between 4 and 10 proposals. The indicative grant per project will be typically between € 200,000 and € 1,000,000 depending on the geographical coverage of the proposal, the number of Member States involved and the relation with the priorities of this call for proposals.

For more Information: 

For further information on the call for proposal please see the guidance documents on the DG Environment website.

Questions related to this call for proposal may be directed at the European Commission on the following address until the 9th of September 2016: ENV-MARINE-ENVIRONMENT@ec.europa.eu

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