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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Energy, Industry, Information, Innovation, New technologies, Research, Telecommunications

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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EU; Iceland; Norway


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Responsible: European Commission


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The purpose of this call is to select a single organisation which will coordinate the Copernicus programme on behalf of the Commission.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To increase the number of users of Copernicus data and services;
– To maximize the socio-economic benefits of Copernicus

– Raise awareness of the opportunities offered by Copernicus data and services; 
– Train potential users on how to access and use Copernicus data and services;
– Stimulate the generation of new business ideas based on Copernicus data and services;
– Support the development of a thriving Copernicus downstream eco-system, by favouring cooperation between multiple stakeholders (small and large companies, universities and research centres, public authorities…)

Among financed actions
– Financial support to the organisers of 20 hackathons per year for two years (€20 000 per hackathon);
– Coordination of the programme, in particular: communication about the programme to maximise the number of applications organisation of the open selection of hackathon projects;
– Advice, speakers, material, design of a standard agenda, access to IT tools etc;
– Secretarial support to the programme (day-to-day interactions with applicants and organisers of hackathons) and reporting to the Commission