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EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism

Funding

The EU financially supports the aquaculture sector with a wide range of funding programmes, mainly implemented through the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) running from 2021 to 2027 and the NextGenerationEU (NGEU) recovery instrument. The ultimate goal is to foster the implementation of the Commission’s "Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture for the period 2021-2030".

This section provides an overview of EU open calls for proposals and tenders in the field of aquaculture.

To learn more about the available funding opportunities that could finance your aquaculture-related research or project, we also invite you to also explore the “Background Paper on EU Funding Opportunities available for Aquaculture” developed by the Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism.

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    • Ongoing
    • € 73.000.000 (year 2024)
    • Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Environmental Performance

    Circular Economy, resources from Waste, Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Chemicals, Bauhaus

    This call aims to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment. It...


    • Ongoing
    • € 15.000.000 (year 2024)
    • Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Communicating on EU Aquaculture, Diversification and Adding Value, Environmental Performance, Knowledge and Innovation

    Sustainable micro-algae as feedstock for innovative, added-value applications

    In line with the objectives of the Bioeconomy Strategy and the Zero Pollution Action Plan, successful proposals will facilitate the deployment of industrial systems based on sustainable bio-based feedstock.


    • Ongoing
    • € 3.000.000 (year 2024)
    • Environmental Performance, Producer and Market Organisations, Regulatory and Administrative Framework

    Supporting the CBE JU Deployment Group on Primary Producers

    Successful proposals will contribute to the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the Common Agriculture Policy, the Common Fisheries Policy, the EU Forest Strategy for 2030 and the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas by supporting the CBE Deployment Group on primary...


    • Closed
    • € 2.500.000
    • Access to Space and Water, Data and Monitoring, Knowledge and Innovation, Regulatory and Administrative Framework

    Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for the North Sea

    This call is intended to fund projects developing innovative responses to tackle specific challenges that EU Members States might encounter when putting into effect, monitoring and/or revising their maritime spatial plans. Proposals under this call...


    • Closed
    • € 3.550.000
    • Communicating on EU Aquaculture, Data and Monitoring, Diversification and Adding Value, Knowledge and Innovation, Producer and Market Organisations

    EU4ALGAE - 'stakeholder platform and new algae farmers toolkit'

    The overarching aim of the tender is to contribute to increasing sustainable production of algae, ensuring safe consumption and boosting innovative use of algae and algae-based products in Europe.


    • Closed
    • €100.000
    • Communicating on EU Aquaculture, Integration in Local Communities, Knowledge and Innovation, Producer and Market Organisations

    OLAMUR open call for Associated Regions HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-01

    The OLAMUR project launches a call for Associated Regions to participate in the project aimed at supporting the selected Associated Regions with technical assistance to develop roadmaps and plans for low-impact marine aquaculture and multi-purpose...


    • Closed
    • € 100.000
    • Data and Monitoring, Diversification and Adding Value, Environmental Performance, Integration in Local Communities, Knowledge and Innovation, Producer and Market Organisations

    Associated Regions for the ULTRAFARMS Project HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-01

    To ensure the commercial viability of demonstrated solutions and advance research in Low Trophic Aquaculture, regions and countries beyond those represented by the main partners in the ULTFARMS project are invited to become Associated Regions (ARs)...


    • Closed
    • € 60.000.000 (year 2024)
    • Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Environmental Performance, Knowledge and Innovation

    Additional Activities for the European Partnership for a climate-neutral, Sustainable and Productive Blue Economy - HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-1

    The objective of this action is to continue to provide support to the European Partnership for a climate-neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy (SBEP) identified in the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2021-2024 and first implemented under the...


    • Closed
    • € 4.000.000 (Year 2023)
    • Access to Space and Water, Knowledge and Innovation, Regulatory and Administrative Framework

    Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) projects EMFAF-2023-PIA-MSP

    The objective of this call for proposals is to facilitate the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the EU, including through the effective application of Directive 2014/89 establishing a framework for MSP. This call is intended to...


    • Closed
    • € 3.000.000
    • Animal Health and Public Health, Animal Welfare, Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Environmental Performance

    Selective breeding programme for organic aquaculture - HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-9

    In line with the European Green Deal priorities and in particular with the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 and the 2030 climate target pact, a selective breeding programme for organic aquaculture will be developed contributing to the impact...