Calls open for Cluster 6: “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment”

Seven calls under ‘destinations’ in the area of “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment” opened on 22nd June. Funding of €959 million is available for approximately 100 topics in areas ranging from Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate to Zero Pollution.  The deadline for applications is 6th October 2021.

The seven destinations (with links to call topics on the Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portal) are:

  1. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BIODIV call – 22 topics)
  2. Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (FARM2FORK call – 19 topics)
  3. Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors (CIRCBIO call – 9 topics)
  4. Clean environment and zero pollution (ZEROPOLLUTION call – 10 topics)
  5. Land, oceans and water for climate action (CLIMATE call – 10 topics)
  6. Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities (COMMUNITIES call – 6 topics)
  7. Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal (GOVERNANCE call – 28 topics)

The European Research Executive Agency (REA) which manages the calls and subsequent projects has a dedicated web page for Cluster 6 with information, advice and a link to the Cluster 6 Info Days (7-8th July). The full work programme (including next year’s calls, which open in October 2021) can be found here. The policy context for each area can be found here (you will need to refer to details of this in applications).

For advice and support, please contact the NI Contact Point for the Cluster 6 area.