The seventh LIFE+ call for proposals was published by the European Commission on 19 February, 2013, with up to €278 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings:
- Nature and Biodiversity (NAT);
- Environment Policy and Governance (ENV);
- Information and Communication (INF).
The European Commission has published the final and biggest ever calls for proposals under its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). In total, €8.1 billion is available to support projects and ideas that will boost Europe's competitiveness and tackle issues such as improving human health, protecting the environment and finding new solutions to challenges arising, for example, from urbanisation and managing waste.
The ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II) Call for Proposals has been published. It is designed to continue fostering co-operation in the field of Higher Education between the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP States) and the European Union. EDULINK will improve the effectiveness, management, visibility and hence the impact of ACP-EU co-operation in the field of higher education. The Programme aims at promoting innovation in HEIs in the ACP States and, hence, at ensuring their competitiveness in the global environment.
The sixth LIFE+ call for proposals was published in the Official Journal (2012/C 74/08) on 13 March 2012. The deadline for applicants to submit proposals to Member State authorities is 26/09/2012.
The following themes are covered by the Call:
1) Nature and Biodiversity
2) Environment Policy and Governance (includig climate change, water, air, soil, urban environment, noise, chemicals, environment and health, natural resources and waste, forests, innovation, strategic approaches)
3) Information and Communication
The Flamish VLEVA agency announced a Call for Proposals "Support to Regional Themetic Networks" under Civil Society Facility-Partnership Programmes for Civil Society Organisations. The global objective of the Call is to achieve a more dynamic civil society actively participating in public debate on democracy, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law and with capacity to influence policy and decision making processes.