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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Environment, Innovation, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, SMEs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for Proposals

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* Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs);
* IPA beneficiaries not participating in the UCPM: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo;  
* European Neighbourhood Policy countries: East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, 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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Amorce:

UMCP – Prevention and Preparedness for Marine Pollution at Sea and on Shore – 2020
Funds for: enhancing prevention of and protection from the effects of maritime disasters

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To enhance prevention of and protection from the effects of maritime disasters;
* To step-up capacity of responders, including development of advanced methodologies supporting training and exercises as well as improving monitoring, detection and response to marine pollution;
* To strengthen joint prevention and preparedness actions across maritime regions and sectors involved

Priorities
* Priority 1: to develop response capacity for marine pollution incidents:
– Developing advanced training and/or exercising capacities;
– Developing or improving systems for detection of and response to various pollutants;
– Testing innovative response capacities through exercises

* Priority 2: to enhance regional and cross-sectorial coordination:
– Enhancing coordination within or between European regional sea conventions;
– Enhancing communication and operational coordination between at-sea and shoreline preparedness and response;
– Strengthening Europe-wide maritime risk assessment capability

Among financed actions
* For priority 1:
– Advanced training technologies or methodologies for a sound assessment and recovery of various pollutants at-sea and on shore;
– Exercise planning tool enabling a complete cycle of learning through exercises, lessons identified, training and lessons learnt for national and/or regional use;
– Interactive pollutant simulation tool; 

* For priority 2:
– Development or upgrade of regional/inter-regional anti-pollution manual, guideline or procedures, closely linked with the European policies and crises management systems and tools;
– Joint at-sea/on-shore response and/or exercise plan, taking into account European and international good practice and experience;
– Joint at-sea/on-shore trainings and small scale exercises;
– Data collection/analysis, feasibility studies and other science-based tools

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility:
– Be legal persons;
– Be a private entity, public entity, or international organisation;

– For proposals submitted under the internal budget: 
> Be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: Member States, including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). 

– For proposals submitted under the external budget: 
> Be established in one of the eligible countries:
Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) beneficiaries not participating in the UCPM: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo; 
> European Neighbourhood Policy countries: East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and South (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine21, Syria and Tunisia); 
> Member States, including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)