28 new environment projects confirmed by European Commission
The European Commission has selected 28 proposals for funding under Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials".
The new projects will receive an EU contribution of about € 119.5 million. They were chosen from among 141 proposals which had been submitted by 8 March 2016 in reply to three Horizon 2020 calls for proposals (one stage).
Panels of independent experts evaluated the proposals and recommended funding:
- 22 actions from the Greening the Economy call for proposals
- 3 actions from the Smart and Sustainable Cities call for proposals
- 3 actions from the Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy call for proposals
Grant agreements are now being prepared for signature so that the new projects are ready to be launched as of December 2016.
Successful applicants to 2-stage calls for proposals invited to submit full proposal by 6 September 2016
Further environment projects will be selected through the two-stage calls for proposals of Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials". Of the 192 draft proposals submitted by 8 March, 57 passed the first stage of evaluation and applicants are invited to submit a full proposal by 6 September 2016. An info day takes place in Brussels on 14th September 2016 for any new applicants.