A-AAGORA opens Call for the financial support of associated regions

The A-AAGORA consortium is pleased to announce the launch of a call for financial support to third parties within the A-AAGORA project. The project is seeking the participation of 7 ‘Associated Regions’ to support and implement nature-based solutions across four referential basins – Atlantic+Arctic, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Danube/Black Sea. With a maximum financial support of €70,000 per region, this initiative aims to promote positive changes in marine and coastal ecosystems and increase climate resilience through transformative innovation.

Eligible beneficiaries for this call are local and/or regional organizations from Member States, overseas and associated countries to the Horizon Europe Programme. Project lead by local and/or regional authorities will be prioritized, and in any case, projects must include a local/regional authority.

A-AAGORA will select at least one representative from each basin and a minimum of two representatives from the Atlantic-Arctic basin to ensure comprehensive coverage and diverse perspectives.

Selected ‘Associated Regions’ will work with the A-AAGORA project to demonstrate the feasibility, replicability, and scalability of the solutions developed within the initiative. These regions will play a key role in showcasing how the project’s outcomes can be effectively implemented in other areas, to restore, protect and preserve of our ocean, seas, and waters.

The consortium foresees a bidirectional involvement of the ‘Associated Regions’ in the project, promoting access to innovative ideas, techniques and results. This collaboration is expected to increase their motivation to plan and implement significant activities in the near future. ‘Associated Regions’ will also become active members of the A-AAGORA Community of Practice (CoP), a forum for sharing experiences, exchanging best practices, and ensuring the long-term success of the project’s objectives even beyond its duration.

Key Dates:

•  Call Opening: 24th July 2023

• Call Closing Date: 24th September 2023

For interested applicants, comprehensive details and guidelines can be found in the Guide for


Proposals must be submitted using the online form

About A-AAGORA Project: Co-Funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program and Coordinated by the University of Aveiro, A-AAGORA is a four-year project that is structured to support the ambitious targets set in the European Commission Mission on “restore our ocean and waters by 2030” through the reduction of pressures in coastal areas to boost resilience to climate change and mitigate its impacts.  https://a-aagora.eu/