European Funding opportunities: New Horizon Europe & LIFE Clean Energy Programme calls now published

Horizon Europe

The European Commission has launched the first calls for projects under Horizon Europe’s Work Programme for 2021-2022

Horizon Europe is the new EU framework programme for research and innovation which succeeds Horizon 2020. Under Horizon Europe, Energy, Climate Action, and Mobility research actions are grouped into Cluster 5 EU funding of € 1.216,3 million in total is now available for Climate, Energy and Mobility topics.

Areas of intervention

  • climate science and solutions 
  • energy supply 
  • energy systems and grids 
  • buildings and industrial facilities in energy transition
  • communities and cities 
  • industrial competitiveness in transport
  • clean, safe and accessible transport and mobility 
  • smart mobility
  • energy storage

The overarching driver for this cluster is to accelerate the twin green and digital transitions and associated transformation of our economy, industry and society with a view to achieving climate neutrality in Europe by 2050.

The funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in the multiannual Climate, Energy and Mobility work programme

LIFE

Building on the success of the Intelligent Energy Europe (2003-2013) and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency (2014-2020) programmes, the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme continues to support the delivery of EU policies in the field of sustainable energy, in particular, the European Green Deal, the Energy Union (2030 energy and climate targets) and the European Union’s 2050 long-term decarbonisation strategy.

The LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme has a budget of nearly EUR 1 billion over the period of 2021-2027 and aims at facilitating the transition towards an energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and -resilient economy

Projects are co-financed under the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme in the following five areas of intervention:

  • Building a national, regional and local policy framework supporting the clean energy transition; 
  • Accelerating technology roll-out, digitalisation, new services and business models and enhancement of the related professional skills on the market; 
  • Attracting private finance for sustainable energy; 
  • Supporting the development of local and regional investment projects;
  • Involving and empowering citizens in the clean energy transition.

Actions for funding are targeted at breaking market barriers that hamper the socio-economic transition to sustainable energy, and typically engage multiple small and medium-sized stakeholders, multiple actors including local and regional public authorities and non-profit organisations, as well as consumers.

All funding information and details ,for both the Horizon Europe & LIFE Programme, on how to apply are on the European Commission’s Funding & Tenders portal.

For more information contact: Sabrina Bijlsma

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