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2nd Stage: Towards a science-based regionalisation of the Common Fisheries Policy

Available Funding:
€ 6,000,000

This action aims at improving regional implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and making progress on meeting the objective of maximum sustainable yield. In order to realise these objectives, projects should:

  • Identify potential social and economic imbalances arising from changes allowing the fishing industry to adapt to new knowledge and governance arrangements
  • Develop and propose ways of resolving or circumventing identified barriers
  • Consider work being carried-out in regional seas conventions and explore how these and regional fisheries management structures can work better together  
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 04/10/2016 and the deadline for submitting applications is 14/02/2017. Participants will be informed on the outcome of the first evaluation three months after the deadline for submission.

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 € 6,000,000 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%.

Projects funded under this topic will by default participate in the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020, with the option to opt-out, as described in the introduction.

For more Information:

More information regarding the call for proposal can be found on the website for Horizon 2020 and 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.