Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership Call

Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership 2024 Transnational Call
“Unified Paths to a Climate-Neutral, Sustainable, and Competitive Blue Economy:
Engaging Civil Society, Academia, Policy, and Industry.”

The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is a Horizon Europe co-funded partnership. It constitutes a network of 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, as one of the Research Funding Organisations launched the 2nd Joint Transnational Co-Funded Call and will be financially supporting R&I projects addressing challenges on the following priority areas:

  • Digital Twins of the Oceans (DTO) at Regional Sub-basin Scale
  • Blue Economy Sectors: Development of Marine Multi-use Infrastructures
  • Planning and Managing Sea-uses at the Regional Level
  • Blue Bioresources

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding, with the option of requesting up to €500,000 to participate in a SBEP proposal consortium*.

For further information on this year’s call, kindly refer to the Call Text, as well as the National Rules for Participation for State Aid  and Non-State Aid.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 10th April 2024, 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 10th April 2024 at 23:59 CET.

Please access the National Application Form, here. The corresponding annexes that need to be submitted whenever relevant. These can be accessed from the MCST Resource Page.

The presentation give during the info session held on 22nd February 2024 can be downloaded from here, while here below you can find the recording.

We are more than pleased to arrange one-on-one meetings to explore and discuss this funding opportunity in greater detail, kindly contact

* 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.

This article was last updated on: March 28, 2024