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Under Horizon Europe, the European Commission funds research and innovation developing solutions to address pollution and to guarantee clean and healthy soils, air, fresh and marine water for all. 

Two different calls for proposals have been launched under Horizon Europe: 2022 calls (open for proposals submission) and 2021 calls (closed). Scroll down to see their details and status.

2023 call for proposals

Horizon Europe 2023 call for proposals
Submit your proposal by 28 March 2023
9 topics
e.g.: Emerging pollutants in the marine environment; reducing plastic packaging pollution from the food system
79.5 million
Overall indicative budget

HORIZON-CL6-2023- ZEROPOLLUTION-01 (single stage)

  1. 6 December 2022
    Publication of the Horizon Europe work programme for 2023-2024
  2. 13-14 December 2022
    Info Days
  3. 19 December 2022
    Brokerage event
  4. 22 December 2022
    Launch of the call for proposals
  5. 28 March 2023
    Deadline for applicants to submit a proposal
  6. Mid-August 2023
    Applicants are informed if their proposal has been selected (tbc)
  7. November 2023
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  8. As of December 2023
    Projects start

HORIZON-CL6-2023- ZEROPOLLUTION-02 (two stage)

  1. 6 December 2022
    Publication of the Horizon Europe work programme for 2023-2024
  2. 13-14 December
    Info Days
  3. 19 December
    Brokerage event
  4. 22 December 2022
    Launch of the call for proposals
  5. 28 March 2023
    Deadline for applicants to submit a draft proposal (first stage)
  6. June 2023
    Successful applicants are invited to submit a full proposal
  7. 26 September 2023
    Deadline to submit a full proposal
  8. January 2024
    Applicants are informed if their proposal has been selected
  9. May 2024
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  10. As of June 2024
    Projects start

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

2022 calls
Call closed on 15 February 2022
4 topics
Limit nitrogen & phosphorus emissions, EU-China: nature-based solutions for agriculture, Preventing groundwater pollution, Protecting drinking water
51 million
Overall indicative budget for the seven calls

HORIZON-CL6-2022-ZEROPOLLUTION-01 call

(Dates below are indicative)

  1. 25-27 October 2021
    Info Day and Brokerage
  2. 28 October 2021
    Launch of the calls for proposals
  3. 15 February 2022
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals
  4. May 2022
    Applicants are informed if their proposal has been selected (tbc)
  5. October 2022
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  6. November 2022
    Projects start

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

2021 calls

1st calls under Horizon Europe
Apply by 6 October 2021
7 destinations
Biodiversity, Farm-2-Fork, Circular economy and bioeconomy, Zero pollution, Climate, Healthy and green communities, and Governance
959 million
Overall indicative budget for the seven calls

HORIZON-CL6-2021 Calls 

(Dates below are indicative)

  1. 22 June 2021
    Launch of the calls for proposals
  2. 7-9 July 2021
    Info Day & Brokerage
  3. 06 October 2021
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals
  4. December 2021/January 2022
    Notification of applicants if their proposal has been selected (tbc)
  5. May/June 2022
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects (tbc)

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

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