In addition to the 100bn€ dedicated to the funding of R&I project under Horizon 2020, the European Commission launched in 2020 a 1bn€ call for research and innovation projects responding to the climate crisis and aiming at protecting Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity: the Green Deal call.
This Green Deal Call differs in important aspects from previous Horizon 2020 calls. Given the urgency of the challenges it addresses, it aims for clear, discernible results in the short to medium-term, but with a perspective of long-term change. There are fewer, but more targeted, larger and visible actions, with a focus on rapid scalability, dissemination and uptake.
The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results with tangible benefits in ten areas.
Eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal:
And two horizontal areas – strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens, which offer a longer-term perspective in achieving
the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.
The €1 billion investment will continue building Europe’s knowledge systems and infrastructures. The call includes opportunities for international cooperation in addressing the needs of less-developed nations, particularly in Africa, in the context of the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The ENERGICA project was funded under the call “Accelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa”,
and more specifically under the topic LC-SC3-JA-5-2020, “Long Term EU-Africa Partnership for Research and Innovation actions in the area of renewable energy”.
For more information on the other projects funded under this call, check Our Network page