HORIZON EUROPE. CLUSTER 6 Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

The new EU’s key funding programme HORIZON EUROPE has already started with a budget of 95.5 billions of euros, and presenting various novelties respecting to the previous programme H2020: Missions, a more integrated and transversal Open Science concept, new partnerships, and the creation of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The programme will specially tackle the fight against climate change, through innovative projects that step up the digital and technological transition, while promoting European competitivity and growth during the 2021-2027 period.

HORIZON EUROPE is structured in three pillars: (1) Excellent science, (2) Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and (3) Innovative Europe. With a budget of 53.5 billions of euros, the second pillar is composed of 6 clusters comprising health; culture, creativity and inclusive society; civil security for society; digital, industry and space; climate, energy and mobility; and, lastly, food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment, the cluster that will be described in the following.

What does Cluster 6 include?

Cluster 6, which presents a budget of 8,952 billion of euros, aims to create an impact in society by optimizing climate change adaptability and mitigation, and reaching climate neutrality, biodiversity preservation, advances in bioeconomy, implementation of better and optimized food systems, development of rural, urban and coastal communities, and, lastly, the improvement of government models including sustainability.

Between 2021 and 2022, the hereby presented work programme will tackle the following intervention areas or destinations:

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Fair, healthy and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption
  • Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors
  • Clean environment and zero pollution
  • Land, ocean and water for climate action
  • Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities
  • Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

How can we find more information?

The topics included in this call are opened and available through the EU Funding and Tender portal.

The European Commission will unravel a series of InfoDays to delve into the Clusters. Specifically, the EC will hold and informative session of Cluster 6 during the days 7 and 8th of July. The whole InfoDays calendar is available here.


For more information regarding HORIZON EUROPE calls, Cluster 6, or for a proposal preparation and writing under this cluster, do not hesitate in contact us through our e-mail contactica@contactica.es or phone +34 660 855 535 / +34 91 505 68 73

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