A funding opportunity has been made available by the European Commission’s European Horizon Framework Programme, titled ‘Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal’.
Proposals funded under this topic will form part of the demonstration projects for the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) and must be carried out in close cooperation and coordination with it.
The CCRI is part of the European Commission’s new Circular Economy Action Plan and aims to support the implementation of circular economy solutions on local and regional levels.
Among the impacts proposals are expected to have are: the decoupling of economic and human activities from the consumption of finite resources and GHG emissions; the emergence of circular business opportunities and investments and the creation of jobs; and more widespread uptake of circular systemic solutions to achieve the policy targets of the European Green Deal, Circular Economy Action Plan, EU Bioeconomy Strategy and the European Industrial Strategy.
The funding opportunity opened on 22 September and closes on 26 January 2021.