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Horizon Europe – Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030 – 2023

Horizon Europe - Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030 aiming at supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal, the Biodiversity Strategy and the Nature Restoration

Detailed budget by topic below

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Agriculture & Fisheries Energy Environment & Climate Research & Innovation
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Research centre & university
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
  • Member States
  • Associated Countries
  • Low and middle-income countries

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Priorities and funded actions

Some Horizon Europe budgets are structured in response to policy ambitions (“destinations”) and deployed through calls for proposals targeting more specific thematic/sector (“Topics”). Thus, your application must be linked to a topic of a call for proposals.


Various categories of projects are eligible:

  • RIA, Research and Innovation Actions: Basic and applied research / Technology development and adoption / Testing and validation of a prototype in the laboratory.
  • IA, Innovation Actions: Prototypes, tests, demonstrations, pilot projects, market placement. These actions may include limited R&D activities.
  • CSA, Coordination and Support Actions: Networking, studies & conferences, communication, studies for new research infrastructures.
  • MSCA, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions / ERC individual grants: Training networks for researchers, Individual grants for experienced researchers, Staff exchange – mobility for researchers and non-scientific staff.


In addition, calls specify the categories of eligible beneficiaries:

  • Collaborative projects, composed of a coordinator and several partners organisations (consortium)
  • Single-beneficiary projects, involving a single organization
  • Individual scholarships, open to natural persons in their own name with their home institution



  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-01: European Blue Parks – Protection and restoration of marine habitats
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-02: Danube river basin lighthouse – Demonstration of effective and sustainable management of sediments in the Danube river-Black sea system
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-03: Atlantic and Arctic sea basin lighthouse – Addressing climate change and human activities threats to marine biodiversity
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-04: European natural lakes: demonstration of integrated approaches for protection and restoration of natural lake ecosystems and their biodiversity
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-05: Lighthouse in the Baltic and the North Sea basins – Lighthouse in the Baltic and the North Sea basins – Green and energy-efficient small-scale fishing fleets
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-06: Cross-basin topic – Innovative nature-inclusive concepts to reconcile offshore renewables with ocean protection
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-07: Cross-basin topic – Analysis of the obstacles and opportunities for repurposing aged/unused offshore infrastructures
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-08: Integration of socio-ecological models into the Digital Twin Ocean
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-09: Roadmap towards the integration of inland waters into the Digital Twin Ocean
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-10: Choose your fish: a campaign for responsible consumption of products from the sea
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-11: Ocean & water and arts: the contribution of creative sectors to Mission Ocean and waters

Amount per topic:

  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-01: 8.80 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-02: 17 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-03: 16 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-04: 12 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-05: 12 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-06: 4.50 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-07: 1.40 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-08: 10 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-09: 2 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-10: 2 million euro
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-11: 2 million euro

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