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EU and Horizon Europe support page

Here you find news related to Horizon Europe and other calls and events on Europe/EU-level, open calls for planning grants, early drafts for missions and work programme cluster 5 and 6, as well as an overview of support available for researchers connected to CEC, CEC Fellows, BECC, MERGE and/or LU Land during the planning and application phase.



This section contains news and updates like open calls for planning grants etc. Below the news section you find general information about available support.

General news and opportunities

  • Nothing for the moment

Upcoming calls for 2023-24 (Cluster 6 - selection)

For access to call drafts, se below.

Destination – Biodiversity and ecosystem services              

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 28/3-23 and 22/2-24
  • Two stage calls: First stage: 22/2-24 second Stage: 17/9-24
  • Heading 1 – Understanding and addressing the main drivers of biodiversity loss
  • Heading 2 – Biodiversity protection and restoration                       
  • Heading 3 – Mainstreaming biodiversity in society and the economy                    
  • Heading 4 – Biodiversity friendly practices in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture                       
  • Heading 5 – Biodiversity and health                        
  • Heading 6 – Interconnection of biodiversity research and policies                          

Destination – Fair, healthy and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 12/4-23 and 22/2-24;
  • Two stage calls: First stage: 22/2-24 second Stage: 17/9-24
  • Heading 1 – Enabling sustainable farming systems
  • Heading 2 – Enabling sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • Heading 3 – Transforming food systems for health, sustainability and inclusion
  • Heading 4 – Targeted international cooperation

Destination – Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 28/3-23 and 22/2-24;
  • Two stage calls: First stage: 28/3-23 Second stage: 26/9-23; First stage: 22/2-24 Second stage: 17/9-24
  • Heading 1 – Enabling a circular economy transition
  • Heading 2 – Innovating for sustainable bio-based systems, biotechnology and the bioeconomy
  • Heading 3 – Innovating for blue bioeconomy and biotechnology value chains

Destination – Clean environment and zero pollution

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 28/3-23 and 22/2-24
  • Two stage calls: First stage: 28/3-23 Second stage: 26/9-23; First stage: 21/2-24 second Stage: 17/9-24
  • Heading 1 – Halting pollution of air, soil and water
  • Heading 2 – Protecting drinking water and managing urban water pollution
  • Heading 3 – Addressing pollution in seas and ocean
  • Heading 4 – Increasing environmental performances and sustainability of bio-based processes and products
  • Heading 5 – Reducing the environmental impact and pollution in food systems

Destination – Land, ocean and water for climate action

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 12/4-23 and 22/2-24

Destination – Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 12/4-23; 22/2-24
  • Two stage calls: First stage: 22/2-24 second Stage: 17/9-24

Destination – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the European Green Deal

  • Deadlines: One stage calls: 23/3-23; 28/2-24
  • Heading 1 – Innovating with governance models and supporting policies             
  • Heading 2 – Deploying and adding value to Environmental Observations             
  • Heading 3 – Digital and data technologies as key enablers           
  • Heading 4 – Strengthening agricultural knowledge and innovation systems (AKIS)


Open calls for planning grants etc

  • EIC Pathfinder Challange, deadline 19 October
    Link to
  • Region Skåne: Planning grant applications can be sent in at any time, with a paus in the evaluation process between June 15 - Aug 15, and December 15 - January 15. 
    Link to (in Swedish)
  • Vinnova: Preparatory project for international proposal in health and food. Several deadlines during 2022. Link to

(se information below for LU internal funding and planning grants)

Meetings and seminars/webinars

  • Information day for Clean Energy Transition Partnership. September 13. Link to

  • Networking event for Energy-related calls, focus on HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03 - Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply and HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02 - Efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use. September 29. Link to

  • Water Knowledge Europe 2022 brokerage event. October 17-19. Link to

Early drafts for the 2023-2024 Work Programme are available on Box.

Note that the drafts are not final and subject to change. Current versions:

  • Cluster 5 (Climate, Energy and Mobility) Third draft. Draft date: 2022-06-03
    Includes indicative budgets and preliminar deadlines (still subject to changes)
  • NEW: Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment)  Draft date: 2022-07-14
  • Draft Missions WP 2023-2024, Draft date 220421. Includes all 5 missions:
    • Adaptation to Climate Change
    • Cancer
    • Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
    • 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030
    • A Soil Deal for Europe
  • Draft missions 2021-22 (!) Draft date March 2022, recieved 2022-05-04. 
    The next calls for Research and Innovation actions to support the implementation of the Soil health and Food Mission will open on 12 May 2022 and the deadline is 27 Sep 2022

Please send an e-mail to marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se if you need an invite to the box folder. Please note that the drafts are not supposed to be shared outside LU.




    General information

    If you are planning to place an EU-project at CEC, please contact Research Coordinator Marianne Hall as early as possible to make sure CEC can host your project - there is co-funding to account for and admin resources that needs to be secured. See further instructions on the CEC staff pages, "Applying for funding" in the left margin.

    Lund University internal rules for participation in Horizon Europe (HEU) are available from the LU staff pages:

    Internal support for EU applications -


    Links to funders


    Support available from Research Services

    Support from Research Services (Forskningsservice) is given at all stages of the application. Always contact Research Services when you start considering an application within HEU.

    If you are coordinating a collaborative project, you will become eligible for internal funding. Grants are paid out in two forms, planning grants and coordination grants. Find more information in the links below (subject to changes).

    Support from CEC, available for researchers at CEC and CEC Fellows

    Support when writing research applications can be obtained via CEC research initiation. This includes:

    • In-kind-support regarding stakeholder contacts and management, communication plans, etc.
    • Financial support of up to SEK 20.000 for running costs, SEK 10.000 for consultants, 1 monthly salary for someone writing or coordinating the applications. NOTE however, that CEC will not top up support given by Research Services. Support from CEC is only given for costs not already covered.

    Further information will be found on the CEC webpage under "Support to research applications".

    Support to research applications

    Support from BECC, available for researchers connected to BECC

    • Presently, BECC has no explicit mechanisms for support to coordination or participation in HEU applications.
    • For long-term research development, BECC Action Groups is the preferred instrument.
    • If support for travel costs to project meetings is not already covered by institutions, BECC may develop a mechanism for support, if needed.
    • Support regarding stakeholder contacts and management is coordinated by Research Coordinator Juliana Dänhardt.
    • BECC can also provide support for arranging mentorship.

    Support from MERGE, available for researchers connected to MERGE

    • Support is presently provided in collaboration with CEC, BECC and LU Land
    • For long-term research development, MERGE Short projects is the preferred instrument.
    • If support for travel costs to project meetings is not already covered by institutions, MERGE may develop a mechanism for support, if needed.

    Support from LU Land, available for researchers connected to LU Land

    • LU Land continues to work with HEU applications by reviewing and identifying relevant calls for 2022 and, based on this, will initiate/inspire/encourage suitable applications.
    • Support regarding stakeholder contacts and management is coordinated by Research Coordinator Juliana Dänhardt.

    Other available support


    LU Sustainability Forum 

    • Supports initiation of larger, cross-faculty applications
    • Find networks, stakeholders and researchers from all faculties
    • Find calls and links to ongoing initiatives
    • Gives an SFO-SDG workshop series with 3 themes: policy, writing applications (impact), and future oriented methodologies

    LU Sustainability Forum website -

    Climate-KIC / Innovation support

    • Find networks around innovation issues
    • Discuss innovation aspects with Olof Blomqvist and Lina Röjnert

    Climate-KIC website -

    LU Innovation

    LU Innovation can provide advice on impact parts in the application and on questions regarding intellectual property rights. See further on the LU Innovation web page.

    LU Innovation website -

    Research funders

    Research funders such as Vinnova and Formas sometimes have calls for planning grants. Open calls will be posted in the news section.


    CEC, CEC Fellows
    Research Coordinator
    Marianne Hall

    Marianne [dot] hall [at] cecl [dot] u [dot] se

    Research Coordinator
    Josefin Madjidian

    Josefin [dot] madjidian [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

    Research Coordinator
    Lina Nikoleris

    Lina [dot] Nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

    LU Land
    Research Coordinator
    Juliana Dänhardt

    Juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se