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Harnessing preparedness and response to marine pollution in the Black Sea

The call aims to support coordinated responses to new challenges linked to marine pollution, with a focus on to pollution caused by armed conflicts, by authorities/organisations in charge of marine environmental pollution response activities.


Publication date
13 October 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
31 January 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
  • EU level




The main objectives of this call are:
- Identifying specific types and impacts of marine pollution, including pollution caused by armed conflicts, that should be tackled, and prioritize the potential environmental risks (including hazardous substances, eutrophication, litter, noise) and the threats to marine and coastal biodiversity;
- Defining training curricula for tackling the issues referred to in the above point, provided that these curricula are complementary and do not overlap with the existing ones.

Activities/actions supported

The call supports a wide range of actions, including the following with a focus on skills: 

  • Mapping and analysis of the existing training programmes/curricula provided by EU based authorities/organisations related to sea pollution caused by armed conflicts;
  • Definition of new specific training curricula for sea pollution, including the one caused by armed conflicts, both at Black Sea and at national level;
  • Test new specific training curricula at national level;
  • Implementing a regional training module, facilitating the exchange of lesson learned and best practices;
  • Elaboration of recommendations on training needs to respond to sea pollution, including pollution caused by armed conflicts, in the Black Sea and on how, in the medium-long term perspective, these training courses can be adapted in order to integrate the existing training programmes/curricula on marine environmental pollution response.

Anticipated outcomes

The anticipated outcomes of the skill-related actions include:

  • Training opportunities adapted to the new marine environmental challenges the Black Sea developed;
  • Improved/differentiated marine environmental pollution response activities skills;
  • Improved capacities of the authorities/organisations to cooperate at sea basin level on defining and implementing training scheme on sea pollution, including pollution caused by armed conflicts, while integrating the expertise and best practices from other EU sea basins/countries;
  • Increased knowledge about the impacts of the pollution caused by armed conflicts on marine environment and ecosystems.

Institution providing the funding

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

Size of funding

€ 600 000



Overview of eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities established in one of the eligible countries (i.e., EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs); non-EU countries that are part of the sea basin strategies and/or regional cooperation frameworks as specified in the text of the call).

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following three criteria, for a maximum score of 30 points:

  • Relevance (up to 10 points)
  • Quality (up to 10 points)
  • Impact (up to 10 points)



Application procedures

Organisations need to create a user account and register using this link.

Furthermore, the proposal must  be submitted in 3 parts:

  • Part A:  administrative information about the applicant organisations and the summarised budget for the proposal (to be filled in directly online).
  • Part B:  technical content of the proposal. Organisations need to download the mandatory word template, fill it in and upload it as a PDF file.
  • Annexes to be uploaded as PDF file. 

Application forms are available in the link of the call (see below).

Application support available

For help related to this call, please contact: CINEA-EMFAF-CALLSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CINEA-EMFAF-CALLS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) by 25.01.2023 with a reference to the call topic ID in the subject line.


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info