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ALTER-Net partners -- Record your organisation's interest in upcoming calls, to help build consortia involving multiple ALTER-Net partners

 


 

Welcome to the ALTER-Net Call Exchange, a clearing house mechanism enabling ALTER-Net partners to indicate their interest in bidding for external funding.

ALTER-Call Exchange contact person: Tyler Kulfan, ALTER-Net Secretariat

 

Upcoming Calls

How to use

  1. If you are interested in a call, inform your designated contact (see below). He/she will indicate your interest by editing the table below
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  4. Provide the required information in the column marked INDICATE INTEREST HERE
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Are you interested in submitting a joint proposal for one of the below-listed calls? Take advantage of the trans-European geographic scope and diverse range of research expertise of ALTER-Net partners. Click the icons below for descriptions of the research expertise of each partner institute, contact information for its designated Call Exchange contact person, and the particular calls they have expressed interest in.

 

 

 

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European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 1: Preventing and fighting wildfires

 

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 2: Toward climate-neutral and socially innovative cities

 

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross-sectoral challenges  N/A Topic 3: Demonstrating innovative solutions for resilience of regions to climate change

 

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy N/A Demonstration of innovative critical technologies to enable future large-scale deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies (with the possibility to address also hydrogen applications)

 

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy N/A Topic 1: Closing the carbon cycle to combat climate change
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy N/A Topic 2: Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial development of circular economy
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 4: Energy and resource efficient buildings N/A Zero emissions built environment
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility N/A Green ports and airports
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 6: Farm to Fork N/A

Testing and demonstrating high impact innovations to address food system challenges in a place-based context.

European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 7: Ecosystems & biodiversity N/A Restoring ecosystems and biodiversity
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment N/A Topic 1: Mitigating the effects of persistent and mobile chemicals
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment N/A Topic 2: Towards innovative regulation of chemical and pharmaceutical mixtures
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 1: Reinforced R& capacities and services to address European Green Deal Challenges
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 2: Developing end-user products and services for all stakeholders and citizens, supporting climate adaptation and mitigation
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal N/A Topic 3 (tbc): Towards transparent and accessible ocean.
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 10: Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

 

N/A

Topic 1: European capacities for citizen deliberation and behavioural change for the Green Deal.
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 10:Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

 

N/A

Topic 2: Empowering citizens to act on climate change through education, monitoring of their environmental impacts, and civic involvement.         Robert Kanka
European Green Deal Call - Horizon 2020 Area 11: International cooperation (tbc) N/A Possible topic with a focus on cooperation with Africa.

 

BiodivERsA Biodiversity and Climate Change N/A The 2019 BiodivERsA call will be on the subject of biodiversity and climate change.

This call will cover the following four non-exclusive themes:

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change
2 September 2019

Pre-proposal submission: 5 Nov 2019

Closing date: 10 April 2020

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  • INRAE: Philip Roche philip.roche@inrae.fr
    -Expertise: biodiversity, climate mapping, ecosystem services, NBS, stakeholder involvement
  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
  • ILE SAS: Robert Kanka robert.kanka@savba.sk Expertise: biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services, adaptation to climate change for biodiversity, forestry and agriculture, work with stakeholders
  • UNamur / Geography / ILEE
    Nicolas Dendoncker: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Sustainable agriculture, Transition, Agroecology, Stakeholder interaction, Biodiversity, Integrated valuation of ecosystem services and nature, Participative methods
Horizon 2020: Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing Innovative actions for improving urban health and wellbeing - addressing environment, climate and socioeconomic factors SC1-BHC-29-2020 (RIA)

Improving urban health and reducing health disparities can be achieved by changes in individual behaviour as well as policies such as urban design and sustainable transport, (re)creating green and blue space or improved housing standards. There is a need to address public policies across sectors to achieve health benefits, systematically taking into account the health implications of decisions, to seek synergies, and avoid harmful health impacts (health in all policies).

European research should engage to build the evidence base of effective policies, developing and testing new initiatives to improve urban health and environment in Europe. Given the variety of national experiences across European countries and regions, there is an important potential to learn from each other’s practices and develop innovative actions for urban health.

04 July 2019 07 April 2020 Web Link
  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
Horizon 2020: Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing Micro- and nano-plastics in our environment: Understanding exposures and impacts on human health SC1-BHC-36-2020 (RIA)

Risk assessments and reviews carried out in recent years have concluded that there is evidence that humans are exposed to micro- and nano-plastics through their diet, drinking water or inhalation. However, our understanding of the fate and toxicity of these plastic particles in humans constitutes a major knowledge gap, rendering it difficult to carry out proper science-based risk assessment and management.

Proposals should use innovative approaches to provide policy relevant scientific data in support of improved human health hazard and risk assessment of micro and/or nanoplastics.

04 July 2019 07 April 2020 Web Link
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions CE-SFS-36-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall screen existing bio-based technologies that can be adapted and successfully transferred to rural African contexts. The focus should be on simple, robust technologies that can be operated and maintained locally, and suitable for operation at farm, village or rural community level (including mobile systems). A variety of end-products can be considered, and the business models developed should be sustainable and highly circular. Although bio-fuels or bio-energy can be part of the end-products, projects focusing mainly on these outputs are not eligible. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Forest soils Research and Innovation Action LC-SFS-22-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall aim at strengthening the knowledge base of forest soil typology and (micro)biological properties including methodologies for soil analysis. They shall address soil functions in relation to their climate change mitigation capacity given by organic carbon stocks and associated fluxes - representative for the variety of forest ecosystems and production systems in Europe. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
  • ILE SAS, Róbert Kanka robert.kanka@savba.sk pedology, pedocompaction, soil erosion
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Biodiversity in action: across farmland and the value chain SFS-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) Activities will tackle biodiversity from various angles ranging from its supporting functions in agro-ecosystems (e.g. through activities of plant and soil biota), the integration of diversity into farming practices and incentives for wider biodiversity management including native biodiversity. Proposals will consider various temporal and spatial scales when assessing the dynamics of biodiversity and its relationship with farming systems, the surrounding landscapes and throughout value chains. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
  • ILE SAS, Marta Dobrovodská marta.dobrovodska@savba.sk biocultural diversity, farmland values, complex evaluation of agroecosystems
  • UNamur / Geography / ILEE
    Nicolas Dendoncker: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Sustainable agriculture, Transition, Agroecology, Stakeholder interaction, Biodiversity, Integrated valuation of ecosystem services and nature, Participative methods
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Healthy terrestrial livestock microbial ecosystems for sustainable production SFS-02-2020 (RIA) Activities shall address relevant microbial ecosystems of terrestrial livestock, and their effects on the production, health and welfare of animals. They should look in a balanced way at the characterisation of microbial ecosystems (including microbial communities and microbe-derived metabolites), assessing variability within and between breeds in relation to variability of production systems and diet; at microbial behaviour (e.g. interactions between microbiota, evolution with age of animals, transmission); at microbial functions and interactions with host, environment and management practices, including feeding where relevant; and at possible ways in which those ecosystems can be managed, including socioeconomic aspects, in order to reduce environmental impact, improve production and its quality, and/or health in particular during challenging periods such as early life, weaning or after disturbances. Activities will include the incorporation of data on microbial ecosystems in the models used to analyse phenotypic variability and to perform genetic evaluations. The activities shall address either ruminants, or monogastrics. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy New and emerging risks to plant health SFS-05-2018-2019-2020 (RIA)

Trade and the movement of goods and people have facilitated the introduction, spread and establishment of plant pests and diseases. While new pests and diseases are likely to arise, existing ones might become more severe because of intensification, climatic variations and changes in agricultural and forest management practices. They can have a significant impact on agricultural and forest productivity, environment and economics. Appropriate and rapid responses from decision-makers need to be based on scientific knowledge which addresses pest and disease management in a comprehensive manner.

Proposals will target one or more new or emerging plant pests (the term “pests” includes weeds) and/or diseases (regulated or non-regulated, introduced or native) that are causing, or likely to cause, significant (socio)economic and/or environmental losses to European agriculture and/or forestry. The choice of target pest and/or disease will consider the potential threat in terms of development and spread, its potential exacerbation under climate change as well as the potential impact on agricultural production, forestry, trade and the wider environment. Proposals will increase knowledge of the biology, pathways of entry and spread of pest(s)/disease(s) and clarify the dependencies on abiotic factors.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Epidemiology of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases: from integrated data collection to prioritisation SFS-10-2020 (RIA)

The increasing demand for animal derived food and the mounting pressure on land and oceans is expected to push further intensification and expansion of animal production in certain regions of the world. Contagious livestock diseases impede the efficiency of animal production and lead to economic costs, poor animal welfare, and in the case of certain diseases, have an impact on trade, consumer confidence and public health. While the impact of epizootic diseases and some other regulated contagious diseases is relatively well known due to the regulatory framework, the situation with non-regulated contagious diseases is poorly known, even less for diseases with multiple pathogens (disease complexes).

Activities will aim to harvest the knowledge inherently carried in existing data streams on contagious, non-EU-regulated, animal diseases, including diseases with multiple pathogens (disease complexes) and AMR. The proposals should address at least terrestrial livestock, while including marine and freshwater aquaculture whenever relevant, and should investigate the feasibility of addressing relevant wildlife. Data from different production systems should be included.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Genome and epigenome enabled breeding in terrestrial livestock SFS-13-2020 (RIA)

Genetics is currently one of the important levers for efficient livestock production, not only to increase performance and productivity, but also to ensure resilience and to reduce resource use and environmental impact, to ensure health and welfare of the animals, while maintaining or improving longevity of animals and product quality. Understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning traits, including epigenetic responses to the environment and non-genetic inheritance, remains relatively limited and underexploited, notably when several complex traits need to be targeted simultaneously, while avoiding or reducing trade-offs. In addition, improving livestock breeding programmes in both cosmopolitan and local breeds requires an optimal level of genetic diversity that needs to be measured and exploited.

The selected projects will assist in the exploitation of existing knowledge on the genome sequence and its regulation and expression. They will do so by providing (i) analysis of the genome and the epigenome in relation to combinations of traits (including intermediate and/or indicators) important for efficient terrestrial livestock production and (ii) tools to improve breeding schemes, both for cosmopolitan and local breeds of terrestrial livestock, striving to ensure optimal genetic and epigenetic diversity, at least within breeds.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Emerging challenges for soil management SFS-21-2020 (RIA) Sustainable soil management is paramount to keep soils in a good status for both agriculture and environmental needs. Over the past years, our understanding of the various threats to soil functions has increased. The recent, more in depth analysis of the importance of soil biodiversity for delivering important ecosystem services has identified major knowledge gaps on its role for the degradation of waste materials and for agricultural productivity. The extensive use of plastics, products containg plastic and other emerging contaminants in daily life has not only impacts on oceans but also on soils. The understanding of the impact and fate of micro- and nano-plastics and other stressors on soils is very limited and needs assessing. Following recent assessments of land degradation by IPBES and IPCC, there is also a need to evaluate the economic, social and environmental costs of soil and land degradation. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • UNamur / e-biom
    Jonathan Marescaux:
    jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Agri-Aqua Labs SFS-30-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) Agriculture and aquaculture are increasingly knowledge-intensive sectors that need to be supported by advances in basic science domains in tandem with translational research. This nexus between basic and applied research requires specific openings for testing ideas and their potential application in plant and animal production, both terrestrial and aquatic. Recent developments in genomic selection have revolutionised animal breeding and resulted in significant gains in production efficiency of animals. However, our understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning traits remains limited. Most phenotypes, in particular for traits related to health, biological efficiency and robustness, are complex and a major goal of biological research is to use genome information to predict such complex outcomes. In the area of crop production, there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Sustainable Intensification in Africa SFS-35-2019-2020 (RIA) African and European agriculture share the common challenge of moving towards more sustainable ways of agricultural production. Both regions aim to ensure food production and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural activities in the face of climate change, more unpredictable water supply and increased degradation of (land) resources. Systems approaches are needed to optimise agricultural productivity as well as the delivery of ecosystem services. Environmental modifications such as climate change and globalisation are increasing the risk of infectious animal diseases emerging in new locations with greater frequency, and this is particularly relevant with vector borne diseases. These diseases have a major impact not only on livestock production and related economy but also on global food security and trade. Some of these emerging diseases also threaten human health (zoonoses). The African continent suffers from a number of vector-borne diseases, sometimes with heavy burden, although it is not always fully ascertained. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Healthy soils for healthy food production SFS-40-2020 (RIA) The EU and China are facing similar challenges of increasing soils health and producing more high quality food for increasing population. At the same time soils are facing a lot of pressures from use of fertilizers (manure and mineral), historical management of soils and increasing land degradation. To achieve certain quality of food production management of soils at the farm level needs to incorporate techniques for soil remediation/soil quality restoration and balanced fertilizer application. For the long-term increase of soil quality land management techniques should adopt and enhance quality of soils. Scope: The proposals shall analyse soil remediation strategies and assess sustainable use of fertilizers for agricultural production including social-economic and environmental aspects. The evaluation of tools and methods for increasing the quality of soils and of food produced is included in the scope. Proposals shall also address land degradation aspects and prevention of further degradation. They shall cover the evaluation of agricultural systems (e.g. organic farming, agro-ecology, agroforestry) and their suitability to achieve a good status of soils for sustainable food production. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Fisheries in the full ecosystem context BG-10-2020 (RIA) Building on related work done in previous research and innovation framework programmes and in other EU-funded programmes, research activities shall fill in knowledge gaps which hinder an efficient, ecosystem-based approach to the management of fisheries (e.g. biological characteristics and assessment of marine habitats; links of environmental factors and abundance, health, growth, reproduction etc. of fish stocks and human health and consumption etc., taking into account sex and gender differences if and where relevant; relations of different trophic levels in the food chain; efficiency of management measures protecting the ecosystem, interactions with and impacts from/on other uses of the sea). The proposals shall integrate existing and new knowledge in modelling or other applied tools/methods which can be used by scientific advisory bodies in sustainable fisheries management. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Towards a productive, healthy, resilient, sustainable and highly-valued Black Sea BG-11-2020 (RIA) Proposals shall provide solutions for accurate predictive tools and capabilities to tackle the increasingly complex array of multi-stressors and their poorly understood interactions, including their connection with rivers flowing into the Black Sea. 169 The Horizon 2020 work programme for 2019 includes a Coordination and Support Action: Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation in the Black Sea. Proposals shall address the fundamental Black Sea research challenges, that have been identified so far and others that may be defined as the priority-setting work proceeds, taking into account policy documents such as the MSFD reports of Romania and Bulgaria and the Strategic Action Plan of the Bucharest Convention. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Closing nutrient cycles CE-RUR-08-2018-2019-2020 (IA) & (RIA)

Proposals shall address inter-regional and intra-regional imbalances through effective nutrient recovery from by-products of the agri-food or forestry sectors, or from waste water and sewage sludge, and conversion into novel fertilisers.

Proposals should address only one of the following sub-topics:

A.[2018] Understanding properties and impacts of bio-based fertilisers (RIA)
B.[2019] Bio-based fertilisers from animal manure (IA)
C.[2020] Bio-based fertilisers from by-products of the agri-food, fisheries, aquaculture or forestry sectors (IA)
D.[2020] Bio-based fertilisers from waste water and sewage sludge (RIA)

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

 

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Flávio Silva
    Email: flavio.silva@ua.pt
    Expertise: Waste/water biological treatment engineering; Anaerobic/aerobic processes; Resources recycling to soils; Agronomic value assessment of waste-based fertilisers; Analytical chemistry
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Sustainable wood value chains LC-RUR-11-2019-2020 (RIA)

A. [2019] Building with wood (IA) Proposals shall develop and test new technologies and environmental friendly solutions for the use of wood-based materials in the (re)construction and/or retrofitting of buildings. Proposals should also explore options for building with wood in combination with composite/hybrid materials, linkages with other nature-based solutions, make use of ICT, and consider LCA and carbon accounting, ‘environmental documentation’ (i.e. product definitions, standards and construction codes), performance standards, public policies and regulations, consumer perception and engagement/co-creation.

B. [2020] Resilient forest systems (RIA) Proposals shall aim at enhancing the adaptation of forest ecosystems (both primary and secondary) and forest production systems to the growing societal demands for forest products (i.e. wood and non-wood) and ecosystem services, considering trade-offs, climate change and vulnerability to natural disturbances (e.g. storms, droughts, pathogens, wild fires). Restoration of degraded ecosystems and natural expansion of forests, considering the long-term rural development, climate change mitigation objectives and biodiversity enhancement are also in the scope.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Agricultural markets and international trade in the context of sustainability objectives RUR-21-2020 (RIA) Proposals will analyse and further develop robust methods and related indicators to assess the impacts (positive and negative) of agricultural international trade on the environment and society. It will include analysis of options through which trade policies can contribute to achieving the SDGs and implementing climate and biodiversity agreements while securing the achievement of EU objectives regarding a fair standard of living for farmers and poverty eradication, which remains the primary objective of development policy under the new European Consensus184. Work will look in particular to relevant supply chains in the agriculture sector involved both in import and export for the European Union in relation to its major agricultural trading partners. In addition, a contrasting analysis from the African continent perspective - the world’s poorest continent (Sub-Saharan Africa was hosting more than half the world’s poor in 2013) – could be proposed185. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Husbandry for quality and sustainability FNR-05-2020 (RIA)

Proposals shall address only one of the following sub-topics:

A. (2020) Husbandry for sustainability (RIA) Proposals should undertake a comprehensive assessment of the sustainability and potential delivery of ecosystem services, social services, resilience, competitiveness and possible tradeoffs of diverse EU livestock production systems246, covering all the EU’s major types of production systems and most important species.

B. (2020) Husbandry for quality (RIA) Proposals should undertake an assessment of the intrinsic quality of livestock products stemming from different production systems. They should study the relation between intrinsic quality and husbandry (e.g. breeding, feeding, management), taking into account the processing methods and means to ensure authenticity along the food chain.

15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Prospecting aquatic and terrestrial natural biological resources for biologically active compounds FNR-11-2020 (RIA) Proposals should cover the entire development pipeline with a focus on:

 biodiscovery (prospecting natural biological resources from land and sea), i.e.:
 identifying suitable molecules;
 verifying their claimed benefits;
 optimising technological exploitation, including cultivation strategies for selected production systems and metabolic engineering to ensure high productivity and purity;
 assessing safety, and
 developing products (final formulation) and their commercialisation, in Europe.
15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Industrial microbiomes – learning from nature FNR-12-2020 (RIA) Proposals should focus on concrete bio-based processes and/or products. They should embrace an understanding of natural consortia mechanisms and their transposition to industrial environments, and involve the engineering of synthetic microbial consortia inspired by the metabolic interaction found in nature. Proposals should employ the use of -omics tools to understand, monitor and exploit microbial communities in the industrial environment. Activities should focus on the optimisation of existing industrial processes or on the design and development of wholly new ones, in order to improve process and product quality and safety 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Flávio Silva
    Email: flavio.silva@ua.pt
    Expertise: Mixed microbial cultures bioprocesses and engineering; biological treatment of industrial effluents; biorefinery processes; bioprocess modelling; technology transfer
Horizon 2020 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Enzymes for more environment-friendly consumer products FNR-16-2020 (RIA) Proposals should address the development of novel or improved enzyme(s) for the processing and/or the formulation of one or more of the following consumer products: washing agents, textiles, personal care products, cosmetics and nutraceuticals. The approach could involve bioprospecting or the exploitation of existing databases. Activities should include assessment of the environmental impact of the developed approach. They should aim at a strong improvement of environmental performance, against the state of the art, linked to enzyme functionality. In line with the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation, close research collaboration with all relevant stakeholders is needed to ensure future industrial implementation and market uptake. 15 October 2019

22 Jan 2020 (First Stage)

08 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Towards a comprehensive European mountain research strategy LC-CLA-21-2020 The action should coordinate and support mountain regions research in Europe and develop a comprehensive European Mountain Research Strategy building on existing European activities. This strategy should aim to support the development of services necessary for the adaption to climate change and the improvement and extension of observations, in particular in-situ ones, for the monitoring of the mountain regions. In line with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), citizens, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders should be involved in the co-design of the research strategy. 12 November 2019

13 February 2020

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  • ILE SAS
    Róbert Kanka
    Email: robert.kanka@savba.sk
    Expertise: sustainable development, integrated management of mountains
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Scientific support to designing mitigation pathways and policies LC-CLA-10-2020

Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Assessing and designing climate policies for the coming decade
b) Decarbonisation and lifestyle changes
c) Science underpinning the preparations of NDCs after the 2023 Global Stocktake at a global scale

12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage)

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality LC-CLA-11-2020 Actions should assess the direct and indirect contribution of nature-based solutions in diverse structures and configurations (e.g. mix of vegetation and trees, species, shape, spatial distribution of public green space and vegetation coverage) to combatting air pollution, reducing allergy potential of urban environment and mitigating GHG and other airborne pollutants emissions in cities including under future climate change scenarios. 12 November 2019 13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

 

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Regina Duarte
    email: regina.duarte@ua.pt
    Expertise: Characterization of atmospheric organic aerosols; Source apportionment; Airborne pollutants emissions; Wet and dry deposition of air particles; Air pollution
  • NINA
    Contact person: Jiska van Dijk
    Email: jiska.van.dijk@nina.no
    Expertise: Green transformation; Climate change impacts and adaptation; Nature friendly development of renewable energy production (hydroelectric power, on- and offshore wind power plants, transmission lines); Nature restoration; Recreational and traditional uses of nature; Ecosystem services
  • DC
    Ben Delbaere
    Email: info@delbaereconsulting.com. Expertise in knowledge brokerage, knowledge synthesis, participative processes, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, stakeholder engagement; co-owner of Oppla
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Advancing climate services LC-CLA-12-2020

The proposed action should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Mapping European coastal infrastructure at risk from sea-level rise
b) Detection and attribution of extreme events using Artificial Intelligence
c) Impacts of overshooting

12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements LC-CLA-13-2020 Actions should capitalise on past and current initiatives and knowledge including associated uncertainty, to improve the integrated spatial planning, management and adaptation of Europe's coastal cities and settlements. They should provide scientific insight, tools, methodologies and innovative solutions to assist European coastal cities in developing their own coastal resilience plans and management and dynamic adaptation pathways (i.e. protect, accommodate, or retreat options), at spatial and temporal scales most relevant to their specific needs and context, to address the risks associated to climate change with emphasis to exposure to sea-level rise, while understanding the cascading effects and impacts on other sectors (e.g. water, energy, food, land use, etc.). 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies LC-CLA-14-2020 The objective of this action is to develop and test innovative solutions, improved operations and integrated management and planning for achieving water, energy and food security and safety within the planetary boundaries and resolve conflicts between upstream and downstream water users and citizens. Proposals should assess the interlinkages and interdependencies of water, food and energy sectors and ecosystems in different water bodies, in particular transboundary ones. Climatic, environmental, land-use, social and economic trends and governance regimes in the water and these interlinked sectors should be also considered. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Forest Fires risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in the E.U. LC-CLA-15-2020 Actions should generate the knowledge, tools, capacity and guidance to underpin an Integrated Fire Management strategy that promotes holistic landscape, land use, and forest management and considers the interaction among all phases of the wildfire management process (i.e. fire prevention and preparedness, fire detection and response, post-fire restoration and adaptation). 12 November 2019

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03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Multi-hazard risk management for risk-informed decision-making in the E.U. LC-CLA-16-2020 Actions are encouraged to capitalise on and assess existing methodologies, models and tools for disaster risk management available at EU and national levels in order to define a common framework for risk and vulnerability assessments for areas exposed to multiple natural hazards. Based on the diagnosis of multi-hazards and multi-risk assessments, innovative decision-making tools that help planners to make effective and future proofed risk management choices need to be developed (e.g., dynamic adaptation pathways to address future and emerging threats). Sustainable adaptation options including ecosystem-based approaches such as Nature-Based Solutions – that are cost-effective and provide multiple cobenefits should be prioritised where appropriate. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions LC-CLA-17-2020 Proposals should aim at developing innovative approaches, building on existing data resources and infrastructures, the latest observational products (including in-situ observations), and state-of-the-art climate models, to assess the key physical and chemical processes in the ocean and atmosphere and the key ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions. Proposals should cooperate with relevant projects funded by the ESA Earth Observation Programme. In addition, they are encouraged to join the EU Arctic Cluster in order to build synergies and maximise the complementarity of the different actions in the Cluster. Proposals should build upon previous actions funded under Horizon 2020 and avoid duplication or overlap. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Regina Duarte
    email: regina.duarte@ua.pt
    Expertise: Characterization of atmospheric organic aerosols; Source apportionment; Airborne pollutants emissions; Wet and dry deposition of air particles; Air pollution
  • NINA
    Contact person: Manuela Panzacchi
    Email: Manuela.Panzacchi@nina.no
    Expertise: Evaluation of ecosystem condition and developing tools for ecosystem management; Interpretation of remote sensing; Monitoring and analyzing time series data; landscape analysis; climate change impacts
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Developing the next generation of Earth System Models LC-CLA-18-2020 Actions should address in a novel way one or more of the competing demands that surround the advancement of ESMs (e.g., improved process realism, large ensemble of predictions, improved model resolution, etc.). Actions should aim to develop innovative and effective approaches that add to or better represent Earth system processes linked to climate change. Actions should further explore novel ways of coupling existing models (e.g., icesheet dynamics) with ESMs and where appropriate, improve synergies with reduced complexity carbon-cycle, atmospheric composition and climate models. Actions are encouraged to explore linkages with relevant integrated assessment models. Actions may also devise new data assimilation methods that will demonstrably improve ESMs. 12 November 2019

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03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Integrated GEOSS climate applications to support adaptation and mitigation measures of the Paris Agreement LC-CLA-19-2020 Actions should focus on developing applications in support of users involved in the implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation actions in line with the Paris Agreement, by integrating a whole range of Earth Observation data including those recorded through in- Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Part 12 - Page 52 of 162 situ observing systems, and Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). The actions will seek to use higher spatial and/or temporal data sets while also taking advantage of a broader open data access and new data mining technologies. In addition, the actions should advance methodologies for integrating resulting data flows with multiple GEOSS data sets (from EO satellites to in-situ data including citizen data where appropriate), numerical model outputs and other relevant statistical and socio-economic data. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second Stage)

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with Copernicus LC-CLA-20-2020 The action should aim at: (i) advancing the operationalisation of an integrated panArctic Observing System in preparation for a possible future ArcticGEOSS initiative; (ii) improving and extending the terrestrial, marine and cryospheric in-situ measurements and the community-based monitoring systems necessary for the monitoring of the Arctic; (iii) setting up pilot services and implementing the coordinated network of those services necessary for the adaptation to climate change in the region; (iv) contributing to the interoperability of Arctic Data systems; and (v) to make a positive contribution to national, regional and international decision-making processes and science strategies. 12 November 2019

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Improving the sorting, separation and recycling of composite and multi-layer materials CE-SC5-24-2020 Proposals are expected to develop new or improve existing innovative processes for the sorting, disassembly/separation, recycling and/or the introduction into manufacturing process of materials from products made of composite and/or multi-layer materials and assess the potential barriers for their implementation. They can deal with used products, production rejects or existing stocks such us material recovered from industrial and municipal landfills. Proposals should aim to optimise value retention in the economy, rather than downgrading the composite or multi-layer materials for applications with low quality requirements, as compared to the value of the initial separate materials, especially for applications with high performance requirements. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage)

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society CE-SC5-25-2020 The research will assess the current state of transition towards the circular economy in relevant economic sectors (public, private and non-profit) and analyse possible transition scenarios, as well as their outcomes and impacts. It will identify the key factors (regulatory, governance-based, market, technological, cultural, societal, gender, etc.) that can stimulate or hinder this transition. The selected sectors should be among the ones identified in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. Additional sectors could also be selected, considering criteria such as environmental footprint, health issues, complexities of value-chain, dependency on imported materials and relevance for European economy. Implications of the transition, both positive and negative, for the economy, the environment and the society will be assessed qualitatively and as much as possible quantified. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Develop and pilot circular systems in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors CE-SC5-28-2020 The objective of this action is to develop and pilot systemic circular economy innovations in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors that take into account value retention throughout the lifecycle of the product or service. Proposals are expected to bring together all relevant actors from across the value chain – from design and production, down to collection, sorting and reuse/repair/recycling – to rethink how to address the user’s need through a circular economy lens. Proposals should explore, develop and pilot systemic innovations that take into account value retention throughout the lifecycle of the product or service. 12 November 2019 13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

 

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution CE-SC5-30-2020 The aim of this action is to gain a better understanding on the sources, transport, distribution and impact of plastic pollution. The main areas for research activities should include: a) Sources of plastic pollution to different environmental compartments; b) Transport and pathways of plastics into and through different environmental compartments; c) Occurrence and distribution of plastic across all environmental compartments; d) Accumulation, including in soil and the food chain; e) Degradation mechanisms for different plastic materials under range of environmentally conditions; f) Physical and chemical effects of plastic pollution on different biotic and abiotic environments. 12 November 2019

13 Feb 2020 (First Stage) 

03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • CESAM, UAVR
    Paula Quinteiro
    Email: p.sofia@ua.pt
    Expertise: Environmental management tools, including those based on a life cycle thinking approach over the value chain: water footprint, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment and input-output analysis.
Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Raw materials innovation actions: exploration and Earth observation in support of sustainable mining SC5-10-2019-2020 Actions should develop innovative pilots demonstrating clean and sustainable production or substitution of non-energy non-agricultural raw materials in the EU, finishing at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 6-7. All actions should contribute to achieving the objectives and targets of the EIP on Raw Materials and to building the EU knowledge base of primary and secondary raw materials by feeding into the EC Raw Materials Information System – RMIS. 12 November 2019

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Strengthening international collaboration: enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities SC5-27-2020 Actions should identify and review examples of innovative natural water treatment systems in Europe and beyond to develop understanding of their functioning, the ecological processes involved and their capacity and performance in treating pollution under diverse and uncertain conditions, such as maximum/minimum loads, uncertainties on composition of the pollution entering the system, necessary time for the treatment, capacity to cope with temporal variation in rainfall, etc. They should develop methodologies and guidance for the design and implementation of urban enhanced natural treatment systems and their integration into the urban water cycle, the urban landscape and the receiving waters to enhance the circularity and hence sustainability of the overall system. They should develop new business models for their construction, operation and long-term management and maintenance and standards for the treatment processes and the different uses for which the effluent may be used within different regulatory frameworks. 12 November 2019

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Horizon 2020 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Addressing wild pollinators decline and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services SC5-32-2020 Building on the results of previous and/or currently ongoing EU-funded research projects, taking account the follow-up of the IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production, and in line with the EU Pollinators Initiative, actions should develop tools, guidelines and methodologies to better understand, analyse, assess and possibly predict the trends and causes of the wild pollinators decline, in particular their interaction and cumulative effects, the links between pollinator, plant, biodiversity, under farming and other land management practices, and ecosystem functioning. They should assess and valuate the wild pollinators ecosystem services and their impacts on nature, society, human wellbeing and the economy at different spatial scales. 12 November 2019

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03 Sep 2020 (Second

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  • UNamur / Geography / ILEE
    Nicolas Dendoncker: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be
    Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
    -Expertise: Sustainable agriculture, Transition, Agroecology, Stakeholder interaction, Biodiversity, Integrated valuation of ecosystem services and nature, Participative methods
  • CESAM, UAVR
    Olga Ameixa
    Email: olga.ameixa@ua.pt
    Expertise:Olga Ameixa is an ecologist with expertise in entomology. She has a vast experience in insect biodiversity, ecology, biocontrol and rearing. She has participated in several national and international projects and she is the convener of the IOBC-WSPR group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/olga.ameixa&amp

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    Ana Lillebø
    Email: lillebo@ua.pt
    Expertise: Ana Lillebø is a biologist with expertise in Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. She has developed research in the fields of anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry, nutrient dynamics and the environmental quality status, ecological process and functional traits supporting coastal ecosystem services, namely wetlands (seagrasses and saltmarshes); nature based solutions in applied ecology. She has contributed to the integrated management of coastal zones taking into account Science-based knowledge, environmental policies and stakeholders.
    www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo
    Horizon 2020: European Innovation Council FTI: Fast Track to Innovation H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020

    Innovation is fostered when new ideas can emerge and easily translate into socio-economic value, shaping new markets and laying the foundations of a stronger, high-tech industrial base for Europe. Working together, partners with complementary backgrounds, knowledge and skills, in both new and established value-chains, can turn ideas into world-beating products, processes and services that tackle societal challenges. FTI accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding in an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe. Possible impacts on sustainability or climate change, in particular, or on other cross-cutting objectives of Horizon 2020, must be highlighted.

    07 November 2017

    Multiple:

    22 Oct 2019; 19 Feb 2020; 09 June 2020; 27 Oct 2020

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    • UNamur / e-biom
      Jonathan Marescaux:
      jonathan.marescaux@unamur.be
      Carolin Mayer: carolin.mayer@unamur.be
      -Expertise: Conservation Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography