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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Environment

Beneficiaries: All beneficiaries

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

  • Participating States in the UCPM including : Iceland, Montenegro, The Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.
  • European Neighbourhood Policy countries : East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) and South (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia).


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Responsible: European Commission


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UCPM – Prevention and Preparedness for Marine Pollution at Sea and Shore – 2021

Funds for: enhancing prevention of and protection from the effects of maritime disasters.

Priorities and funded actions:


  • To develop response capacity for marine pollution incidents;
  • To enhance regional and cross-sectoral coordination;


  • To increase capacity of responders, including development of advanced methodologies supporting training and exercises as well as improving technology and tools for better monitoring, detection and response to at-sea and coastal pollution;
  • To strengthen joint prevention and preparedness actions within the European regional sea areas as well as inter-regional initiatives when more efficiency or effectiveness can be achieved;

Among finances actions:

  • Advanced training and/or exercising capacities are developed;
  • System(s) or methods for detection of and response to various pollutants are developed or improved;
  • Innovative response capacities are tested through exercises;
  • Coordination within or between European regional sea conventions is enhanced;
  • Communication and operational coordination between at-sea and shoreline preparedness and response is enhanced;
  • A (sub-)regional approach to significant acute pollution, in particular with regard to spill impact/effect monitoring and assessment is established;

Additional information:

  • This call proposal is an open call for proposal.
  • Initial duration of the action: the project cannot exceed 24 months.


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries