Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal (Horizon Europe)

Taking advantage of the use, uptake, and deployment of environmental observations as well as digital and data-based green solutions, assessed through the European Green Deal’s ‘do no harm’ principle, is key for innovative governance models and for designing, implementing and monitoring science-based policy. To maximise impacts of R&I on the ground and spark behavioral and socio-economic change, the knowledge and innovation produced throughout the whole cluster should be widely disseminated to and exchanged between the key stakeholders and end users. In particular, the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) need to be strengthened in line with the 2023-2027 CAP to accelerate the required transformative changes.

It covers the following impact areas:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Clean and healthy air, water and soil
  • Enhancing ecosystems and biodiversity on land and in water
  • Sustainable food systems from farm to fork on land and sea
  • High quality digital services for all
  • A Competitive and secure data-economy

What is the goal to be achieved?

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway contributing to innovative governance and sound decision-making on policies for the green transition and more specifically to one or more of the following impacts:

  • innovative governance models enabling sustainability and resilience notably to achieve better informed decision-making processes, societal engagement and innovation;
  • areas related to the European Green Deal benefit from further deployment and exploitation of environmental observation data, products and “green” solutions;
  • a strengthened Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS);
  • sustainability performance and competitiveness in the areas covered by Cluster 6 are improved through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers;
  • stakeholders and end users including primary producers and consumers are better informed and engaged thanks to effective platforms such as AKIS;
  • strengthened EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Calls for 2023:

Submission: 23.03.2023; Budget: 130 Mio. €

"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-1": European Partnership of Agriculture of Data
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-2": "Advancing analytical capacity and tools to support EU agri-food policies post 2027"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-3: "Towards CAP post 2027: evidence on nudging farmers to leverage more sustainable practices and behaviours"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-4: "Developing an interdisciplinary and inclusive pan-European academic network for food system science"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-5: "Revitalisation of European local (rural / peri-urban) communities with innovative bio-based business models and social innovation"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-6: "Co-creation and trust-building measures for biotechnology and bio-based innovation systems"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-7: "Integrated assessment of land use and biomass demands to contribute to a sustainable healthy and fair bioeconomy"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-8: "Mobilising BIOEAST networks for the development of national bioeconomy action programmes in support of the European Green Deal"
"HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-9: “Coordination and supporting action to increase synergies in the dissemination and exploitation of climate observation by World Meteorological Organization and its affiliated bodies"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-10: "Support to EuroGEO initiative coordination/establishing a EuroGEO secretariat"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-11: "Reducing observation gaps in the landsea interface area"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-12: "Empowering citizens to monitor, report and act in partnership with relevant public authorities to protect their environment in the context of environmental compliance assurance"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-13: "Open source solutions for edge, cloud and mixed model applications to strengthen production and administrative capacities in agriculture"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-14: "Digital and data technologies for livestock tracking"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-15: "Digitalisation in agriculture and forestry: markets for data, and digital technologies and infrastructure – state of play and foresight in a fast changing regulatory, trade and technical environment"
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-16: Digital technologies supporting plant health early detection, territory surveillance and phytosanitary measures
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-17: Data-driven solutions to foster industry’s contribution to inclusive and sustainable food systems Strengthening agricultural knowledge and innovation systems (AKIS)
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-18: Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders by means of thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-19:  Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-20: Developing an EU advisory network on organic agriculture
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-21:  Developing EU advisory networks on the use of pesticides
HORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-22: Developing EU advisory networks on the optimal fertiliser use


Calls for 2024:

Submission: 18.02.2024; Budget: 157 Mio. €

HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-1: "European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-2: "Regional ecosystems of innovation to foster food system transformation"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-3: "The role of mainstream media, social media and marketing in fostering healthy and sustainable consumption patterns and how to encourage good practices"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-4: "Supporting the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance and Declaration"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-5: "Customisation/pre-operationalisation of prototypes end-user services in the area Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-6: "Develop innovative applications to support the European Green Deal, building on meteorological satellite data"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-7: "Enhancing working conditions and
strengthening the work force through digital and data technologies – the potential of robotics and augmented reality in agriculture"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-8: "Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes
across borders by means of thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-9: "Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-10: "Organic farming thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-11: "Biodiversity thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-12: "Developing EU advisory networks on forestry"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-13: "Developing EU advisory networks on sustainable livestock systems"



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Vollen Text des Arbeitsprogramms "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" (2023-2024) finden Sie hier.

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