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Plan Bleu is hiring a head of communication (Long Term Contract)

The job description on the Plan Bleu website is only in French.

Deadline: before 20 May 2024

Support to cultural actors addressing global issues

The current call for proposals aims to specifically focus on cultural ecosystems’ contribution to build a sense of local and regional community and on cultural workers positive role in upholding global issues such as green and digital transition with gender-based approach via cross-sectoral cooperation with civil society and other partners. 

The expected outputs to be delivered by this call for proposals are:

1. Local cultural ecosystems and their community-building role are strengthened including with gender-based approach

2. Public awareness is raised on global issues such as digital and green transition via cross-sectoral cooperation with civil society with gender-based approach.

The information session will be held on 19th April 2024, registration for the session to be sent by 18th April 2024 to NEAR-CFP-181005@ec.europa.eu,  indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation).

Concept note deadline: 21/05/2024

Call for Expression of Interest for Mission Ocean 

The Call for Expression of Interest for Mission Ocean is live! Applications from communities of actors (ports, fisheries communities, islands) wanting to fulfil the goals of Mission Ocean are strongly encouraged. Through participation in this call, selected projects will gain access to technical assistance and feasibility studies that will provide expert support towards protecting and restoring marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, preventing and eliminating pollution of our ocean, seas, and waters and making the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular. Applications open until 24 May 2024

Joint Call launch: Consequences of Changing Marine Lightscapes

JPI oceans launches a Joint call on consequences of changing marine lightscapes aiming to close critical gaps in understanding of the drivers and ecological impacts of changing marine lightscapes resulting from both coastal darkening and artificial light at night.

Deadline: 30 may 2024. All proposals need to be submitted through the online portal: https://jpio-lightscapes.eu 

Call for papers from plan Bleu - Environmentally Friendly Economic Tools and Finances: The Path towards sustainability in the mediterranean

This Call for Papers invites researchers to explore new approaches and insights into the realm of Green Economic Tools and Public Finances, focusing on the Mediterranean region. All papers should present evidence-based analyses and offer pragmatic policy recommendations to enhance sustainability and resilience in the area. This can contribute to better implementing UNEP-MAP’s Barcelona Convention and its protocols and be of key support to its Contracting Parties. Papers with different focuses are welcome. 

Summary and timeline for the call for papers

  • July 30th : Deadline for Submission of Draft Concept Notes
  • mid-August : Review and Selection Process 
  • early September : Announcement of selected Concept Notes, Contractualisation and launching work on the papers
  • October/November : Travel arrangements for authors of selected paper (one author per paper) –  Including visas (when applicable)
  • December 6th: Submission of first draft of selected papers (15 pages)
  • January/February 2025 :  Presentation at the Plan Bleu conference
  • early April 2025 : Submission of the final version of papers (maximum 25 pages)
  • May 2025 : Completion of the peer-review process 
  • September 2025 : Publication in Plan Bleu Edited Volume

Minimising climate impact on aquaculture: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes

Proposals are expected to enhance knowledge of the impacts of climate change on aquaculture production at environmental, social and economic levels. They should identify, forecast and assess the main effects of climate change on different aquaculture production systems and on their ecological carrying capacity. Deadline dates: two stages 22 February 2024 & 17 September 2024, both at 17 PM (Brussels time).

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

PRIMA has launched new calls that address strategic research and innovation objectives through a comprehensive and interconnected response.The integration of the 'Nexus' approach aims to contribute to the overall security and sustainability of the sector in the Mediterranean region. The thematic areas for 2024 are divided into two sections comprising Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation actions (IA):

Section 1 – Water Management in the Nexus 2024 - Sustainability of Mediterranean irrigated agriculture through the implementation of the WEFE Nexus approach (IA): projects should focus on mitigating barriers to the effective implementation of the Nexus WEFE approach for new irrigation technologies;

Section 1 – Farming Systems in the Nexus 2024 - Transformative Adaptation of Mediterranean dry farming systems using water harvesting techniques to address extreme drought in arid and semi-arid environments (IA): the topic aims to address the challenges of dryland agriculture in the arid areas of the Mediterranean by integrating traditional and modern water technologies to create sustainable and resilient agricultural systems;

Section 1 – Food Value-chain in the Nexus 2024 - Developing cost-effective and sustainable technologies adapted to Mediterranean Food Systems to decrease food loss and waste (IA): the topic aims to support the implementation and demonstration of sustainable solutions to reduce food loss and waste, save energy and improve food safety during post-harvest activities, including transport, storage and processing.

Submission deadline:  Section 1 Stage 1, April 2nd 2024 (pre proposal); Section 1 Stage 2, September 25th 2024

Section 2 - Water management in the Nexus - Effective water accounting approaches under crisis conditions: climate change and external shocks (RIA): The objective is to improve water management, including in the face of climate change and geopolitical and socio-economic shocks;

Section 2 - Farming systems in the Nexus - Revitalizing agroforestry practices for sustainable land use and climate resilience in the Mediterranean Region (RIA): This topic aims to support the revitalisation of agroforestry systems;

Section 2 - Food value chain in the Nexus Leveraging urban and local food systems for sustainable food systems transformation (RIA): Proposals for this topic should aim to strengthen regulatory frameworks for urban and peri-urban agriculture, paying particular attention to the unique challenges faced in Southern Mediterranean countries.

Submission deadline: Section 2 Stage 1, April 4th 2024 (pre proposal): Section 2 Stage 2, September 26th 2024

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union’s reference programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. The Commission announced the following new 2024 calls: 

Feedback to Policy, deadline 3 September 2024;

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, deadline 11 September 2024

MSCA COFUND, deadline 26 September 2024.

COST call 2024

The open call 2024 is open. Participants are invited to submit COST Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Submission deadline:  23 October 2024 at 12.00 (noon - CEST).

Second joint transnational call sustainable blue economy partnership

This second co-funded call aims to support transnational research and innovation projects (36 months) addressing one of the four priority areas below:

(1) Digital Twins of the Oceans (DTO) at regional sub basin scale;

(2) Blue economy sectors, development of marine multi-use infrastructures;

(3) Planning and managing sea-uses at the regional level;

(4) Blue Bioresources.

Deadline: pre proposal 10 April 2024; full proposal 6 November 2024.