- Publication date
- 7 March 2023
- Opening date
- Deadline model
- Deadline date
- 2 September 2023, 17:00 (CEST)
- Funding programme
- Level of funding
- EU level
This call aims to mobilise actors in the cultural and creative industries to partner with soil experts to increase the soil literacy across society. An increased societal awareness of the importance of soil and of the challenges it faces should lead to a better protection and restoration of this precious resource across Europe and possibly beyond.
While the list of potential activities to be funded goes beyond this list, the call supports the following actions that related to upskilling and reskilling:
- Establishing a network of relevant actors (e.g. artists, soil scientists, researchers, communication and engagement experts, public authorities including local administrations) and projects around art, humanities, cultural and creative industries.
- Designing and provide tools and material as well as build capacities and skills for supporting public and private institutions at different levels (e.g. European, national, regional and local) in their activities to engage with citizens in creative ways in the protection and restoration of soil health.
Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:
- Increased societal awareness on the importance of soil and the challenges it faces.
- Opportunities for engaging in creative ways in soil protection are widely available and supported by soil-related arts products and innovative methodologies.
- Cultural and creative industries (CCIs), artists and civil society organisations are mobilised and work together alongside with universities, research institutes and public institutions and citizens to increase soil literacy in society.
- Increased capacity of public and private institutions at different levels (e.g. European, national, regional and local) to engage with the wide public in creative ways to promote sustainable soil management.
Institution providing the funding
Size of funding
Overview of eligibility criteria
The conditions are described in General Annex B available via the link to the call (see below). The following exceptions apply:
- International organisations with headquarters in a Member State or associated country are exceptionally eligible for funding.
- If eligible for funding, legal entities established in non-associated third countries may exceptionally participate in this Coordination and support action as a beneficiary or affiliated entity.
- The following additional eligibility criteria apply: Proposals must apply the multi-actor approach. See definition of the multi-actor approach in the introduction to this Mission.
Overview of award criteria
The award criteria are the following (with a maximum score of 15 points):
- Excellence (5 points)
- Impact (5 points)
- Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)
The threshold for individual criteria will be 3. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 10.
Submission and evaluation processes are described in Annex F of the Work Programme General Annexes and the Online Manual (see link to the call below).
Application support available
Guidance can be found in the Funding & Tenders Portal FAQ section, as well as in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide. Further resources are available on the webpage for the funding opportunity (see call link below).