European Deal Call to mobilise research and innovation

By SalM on August 27, 2020 in Other News Articles

Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.

The call will support:

  • pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
  • innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
  • social and value chain innovation

In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry.

How is the call structured?

The call contains 11 areas

Eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal. In each area, one or more topics addresses the challenges outlined in the respective stream. Topics target specific, high-impact technological and societal innovations that can help advance the sustainable transition relatively quickly.

Three horizontal areas (strengthening knowledge; empowering citizens; and international cooperation) that cut across the eight thematic areas and offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.

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Targeted Consultation on International Ocean Governance

By SalM on August 27, 2020 in Other News Articles


The International Ocean Governance Agenda (JOIN(2016) 49 final) has contributed to a concerted and targeted approach to improve the governance framework, to protect the oceans, strengthen international ocean science and develop a sustainable blue economy worldwide. Despite good progress by the EU and the global community to improve ocean governance as presented in the progress report on the delivery of the agenda (JOIN(2019) 4), further action is necessary to ensure oceans are healthy, clean, safe, secure and sustainably used.


The targeted stakeholder consultation aims to assess the need and how to develop the EU International Ocean Governance Agenda. In particular, the consultation aims to identify opportunities for targeted action in light of today’s challenges in international ocean governance to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular the sustainable development goal on the ocean (SDG14) in support of the objectives of the European Green Deal

Concretely, the objectives of the consultation are to:

  • re-examine the EU’s role in international ocean governance;
  • re-examine the three priorities of the current Agenda, its goals and the actions thereunder (JOIN(2016) 49 final); and
  • identify new policy areas or actions to tackle existing and emerging challenges


The targeted consultation seeks contributions from relevant stakeholders including Member States, third countries, international organisations, NGOs, financial institutions, academic, scientific, social and economic partners

The consultation consists of 5 sections:

  1. Personal information
  2. Scope and objectives of the International Ocean Governance Agenda
  3. Strengthening the International Ocean Governance framework
  4. Reducing pressure on the ocean and seas and creating the conditions for a sustainable blue economy
  5. Strengthening international ocean science: research, data and knowledge systems

After the first two sections, you can submit your answers or choose to answer one of the three thematic sections in addition. You can also choose to answer all sections. Each section consists of 5-10 questions.

Follow the link to the EU Survey webpage and take the survey on the International Ocean Governance