Call for Proposals: Associated Regions to participate in the OLAMUR Project

Deadline Date: March 31, 2024

Donor Name: European Union (EU)

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

The European Union (EU) is pleased to announce the launch of a call for Associated Regions to participate alongside the OLAMUR project.

The OLAMUR (Offshore Low-trophic Aquaculture in Multi-Use scenario Realisation) is a four-year EU-funded project supporting the EU Mission Ocean Lighthouse to “restore and protect the ocean and waters by 2030”. Its efforts are focused on making the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular, in line with the proposed European Climate Law and the holistic vision enshrined in the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy. It can bring about the start to better practices of using the marine space, where certain industries can work together to reach a point where carbonneutrality and a healthy environment is achievable.

Funding Information

  • The grant each associated region can apply for is up to €100,000.


  • The activities should focus on bringing sustainable solutions locally within each region, which demonstrate concrete actions.
  • Activities that can receive financial support:
    • Marine spatial planning
    • Low-trophic aquaculture in wind farms
    • Robotics
    • Governance
    • Carbon-neutral aquaculture

Eligibility Criteria

  • The call targets local and/or regional authorities from associated regions other than those that are already part of the OLAMUR consortium. Applicants from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium, Italy are therefore not eligible for funding.
  • The eligible applicants for this opportunity should be from local and/or regional organisations (public bodies) from EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.
  • Projects must include a local/regional authority. Eligible applicants must provide evidence that the areas to be associated can benefit from the demonstration activities. The financial support to third parties will be awarded to local and/or regional authorities from an ‘associated region’. ‘Associated regions’ are understood as areas with similar ecosystems (e.g. neighboring regions and/or regions in a different sea basin) and/or less-developed regions, to build capacity to implement the innovative solutions developed in OLAMUR. The ‘associated regions’ may be represented by (i) individual organisation or (ii) a consortium.

For more information, visit European Union (EU).

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