European Green Deal Call

Green Deal Call

One of the priorities of the European Commission is to fight the climate crisis and achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. Research and innovation are to accelerate and navigate transformative changes, create solutions and engage citizens in the process. To this end, the Commission allocated €1 billion under the last and biggest call of Horizon 2020: the Green Deal Call.

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A total of around 1,550 eligable applications were submitted as part of the green deal call. From these, the EU Comission selected 73 for funding. The participation of the University Goettingen in the Green Deal project ENOUGH is according to the current knowledge of the EU office of Higher Education, the only one of a public university in Lower Saxony.

ENOUGH will develop technologies, tools and methodologies that contribute to the EU's "farm-to-table" strategy to halve greenhouse gas emissions from the food industry by 2050. Prof. Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso (Department of Ibero-America research) is coordination the Economic Policy work package. The kcik-off meeting was held in October 2021 with all 28 project partners. ENOUGH is funded by the EU with a total of about 11 million euros, of which about 430,000 euros will go the University of Goettingen.

Horizon Europe – Green Missions

The European Commission’s €100 billion research and innovation programme Horizon Europe is going to succeed Horizon 2020 and begin in 2021. The missions funded in Horizon Europeare ambitious initiatives with the goal of developing solutions to major societal challenges. To achieve this goal, the Commission engages with stakeholders from innovation, research, policymaking, civil society and relevant organisations in the design, monitoring and assessment of the missions.

The five proposed mission areas support the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Researchers will be able to submit project proposals in regular calls for proposals.