Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership Call

The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is a Horizon Europe co-funded partnership. It constitutes a network of 60 partner institutions from 25 countries and the European Commission that enables an unprecedented effort to pool research and innovation investments and align national programmes at pan-European scale.

MCST together with 35 other Research Funding Organisations from 23 countries launched the 1st Joint Transnational Co-funded Call and will be financially supporting R&I projects addressing challenges on the following priority areas:

1. Ocean Digital Twins at sub- sea-basin scale
2. Blue generation marine structures
3. Planning and managing sea uses
4. Healthy ‘Blue Food’ under a ‘One Health’ approach
5. Enabling the green transition of ‘Blue Food’ production

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding, with the option of requesting up to € 500,000 to participate in a SBEP proposal consortium (N.B. if more than one National partner is present in one consortium, the total amount of funding for the participating National partners cannot exceed the € 500,000 capping).

Please consult the Call Text 2023 and the National Rules for Participation (State Aid) / National Rules for Participation (non-State Aid) UPDATED  for more information.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 14th April 2023 at 15:00 CET

Full Proposal Submission deadline – 13th September 2023 at 15:00 CET

Apart from the pre-proposal submission by the Project Coordinator on the EPSS, each National applicant shall be required to submit a National Application Form to by 13th September 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Please access the National Application Form together with its corresponding Annexes that need to be submitted whenever relevant:

Annex – Public Research and Knowledge-dissemination organisation

Annex – Public entities

Annex – Application Details related to the Widening Initiative

An online informative session was held on 23rd February 2023. Here below is the recorded session while the presentation can be downloaded from here.

For further information, please contact MCST on / 0035623602175

SBEP website –

This article was last updated on: July 17, 2023