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Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy

Open Calls for proposals

No open calls for the moment.

Your NCP at federal level

Marieke ZWARTJES
E-mail: Marieke.Zwartjes@belspo.be
Tel.: +32 2 238 37 42
Fax.: +32 2 238 37 50

Aim of the programme

The official Workprogramme 2016-2017 is available. A short summary can be found hereunder. Detailed information on the EC Participant Portal.

The objective is to secure sufficient supplies of safe and high quality food and other bio-based products, by developing productive and resource-efficient primary production systems, fostering related ecosystem services, along side competitive and low carbon supply chains. This will accelerate the transition to a sustainable European bioeconomy.

Themes of the programme

The programme has four lines of activities:

  • Sustainable agriculture and forestry
    The activities shall focus on more sustainable and productive agriculture and forestry systems which are both resource-efficient (including low-carbon) and resilient, while at the same time developing of services, concepts and policies for thriving rural livelihoods.

  • Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet
    The activities shall focus on healthy and safe foods for all, informed consumer choices, and competitive food processing methods that use less resources and produce less byproducts, waste and green-house gases.

  • Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources
    The activities shall focus on an optimal contribution to secure food supplies by developing sustainable and environmentally friendly fisheries and competitive European aquaculture in the context of the global economy and on boosting marine innovation through biotechnology to fuel smart "blue" growth.

  • Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries
    The activities shall focus on fostering the bio-economy by transforming conventional industrial processes and products into bio-based resource and energy efficient ones, the development of integrated biorefineries, utilising biomass from primary production, biowaste and bio-based industry by-products, and opening new markets through supporting standardisation, regulatory and demonstration/field trial activities and others, while taking into account the implication of the bio-economy on land use and land use changes.

Other useful links

The official webpages on the thematic area 'Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology' of the European Commission: European Bioeconomy

Closed Calls for proposals

CALL Id
PUBLICATION
DEADLINE
BUDGET
H2020-SFS-2016-2017-1
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 251 million
H2020-BG-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 47 million
H2020-RUR-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 62 million
H2020-BB-2016-2017
14 October 2015
14 February 2017
€ 15 million
H2020-SFS-2016-2017-1
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 180,5 million
H2020-BG-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 82 million
H2020-RUR-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 66 million
H2020-BB-2016-2017
14 October 2015
17 February 2016
€ 12 million
H2020-ISIB-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 27 million
H2020-SFS-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 0,5 million
H2020-BG-2015-1
25 July 2014
11 June 2015
€ 2 million
H2020-ISIB-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 16 million
H2020-SFS-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 128 million
H2020-BG-2014-2
11 December 2013
12 March 2014
€ 82 million
H2020-ISIB-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 24,5 million
H2020-SFS-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 1 million
H2020-BG-2014-1
11 December 2013
26 June 2014
€ 15 million
H2020-ISIB-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 15 million
H2020-SFS-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 104 million
H2020-BG-2015-2
25 July 2014
3 February 2015
€ 36 million