Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection

Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection

Available Funding: 
Total budget €2.000.000

Building on the first call for proposals launched in 2014, this call for proposals aims to further support projects to enable Member States to build up experience in new areas of: (i) regional (in case of biological data) and (ii) EU wide (in case of socio economic data) cooperation along the possible evolutions set out above. The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide Member States with the tools to accomplish regional/EU coordination but not to finance on a recurrent basis such activities. Establishing Regional Co-ordination Groups to replace the (annual) Regional Coordination Meetings represents a big step for Member States.

Eligible Applicants: 

The following applicants of Member States are eligible:

  • Public authorities (national, regional, local);
  • Research centres;
  • Universities;
  • Educational institutions;
  • Non-profit organisation (private or public).

Only an application of a consortium of partners established in several Member States of the same marine region will be considered eligible.

Project Length: 

15 months

Further Financing Information: 

According to the call for proposals, the total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the projects is estimated at €2,000,000. The indicative maximum grant per project will be €500,000, depending on the number of applications received. The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

For more Information: 

For more information regarding the procedure do not hesitate to read the call for proposal along with its annexes.

All questions related to the call may be sent by e-mail to the functional mailbox: , indicating the call reference MARE/2016/22 and the subject title "Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection".