Call Open for Local Engagement of Citizens
The European Commission is calling for proposals for Local engagement of citizens in the co-creation of societal transformational change for climate resilience.
This topic contributes to the three objective of the Mission and correspond to one of the thematic research areas described in the Mission Implementation Plan.
With the engagement of citizens and stakeholders at the very heart of the Mission approach, the central aim of this topic is to support regions and communities in the meaningful and effective engagement of citizens and stakeholders in all phases of the Mission and in all steps of the region’s transformational journey to climate resilience
The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:
public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and
cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (low value grant).
Projects are expected to contribute to all the following outcomes:
Well established mechanisms to meaningfully involve and engage citizens and stakeholders in the transformation to climate resilience in the regions and communities participating in the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change;
Innovative problem-oriented climate adaptation solutions are co-designed and co-created through solid approaches to engage citizens, civil society, academics, experts, social partners, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and other relevant actors;
Empowerment of citizens in contributing to the Mission in their region and community, including by enabling them to collect and analyse relevant data, to act on reducing the effects of climate change, and by limiting the impact of disinformation campaigns perpetrated to contrast citizens’ engagement for climate resilience;
An enhanced and increased toolbox of innovative mechanisms and approaches of engaging citizens and stakeholders in transformative processes, and a better understanding of their success factors in different cultural, social, political and environmental contexts;
Alliances of high impact, in order to increase the likelihood of long-term sustainability and social acceptability of citizen-led actions in the context of the Mission adaptation.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
eligible non-EU countries:
countries associated to Horizon Europe
low- and middle-income countries
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