EuroMarine 2015 Call for ProposalsInternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Proposals
Managing Body: EuroMarine, EuroMarine Steering Committee
Contact: EuroMarine Secretariat
Email: secretariat [at]
Opening: April 18, 2015
Closing: June 30, 2015
Outcome: October 20, 2015


In 2015 EuroMarine launches a single call for several categories of activities (to be carried out in 2015 or 2016).

The budget initially allocated to the call amounts to 100,000 €. (The EuroMarine Steering Committee might decide to increase it at a later point and within the limits of the overall budget.)

In order to maximize the number of MOs that will receive funds in 2015, EuroMarine limits its financial contribution to successful activities to a maximum of 7.5 k€. Proposers are asked to find co-funding.

This second yearly EuroMarine call is broadly open in terms of topics and concern the following categories of activities:

  • Foresight Workshops ('horizon scanning') – maximum funding: 7,500 €
  • EuroMarine Working Groups for building EuroMarine (through science, e.g. early carrier events, delivery of science to policy) – maximum funding: 7,500 €
  • Capacity building and training – maximum funding: 5,000 €
  • Other (excluding conferences; excluding H2020 proposals preparation ) – maximum funding: 7,500 €.

All activities should have well-defined outcomes (e.g. synthesis paper, position paper, plans upstream of proposal) representing a significant advance.

For details, please refer through the below links to the text of the call, the application form and instructions therein.


  • Call opens: 18 April 2015
  • Call closes: 30 June 2015
  • Call outcome: 20 October 2015
  • Activities should be carried out in 2015 or 2016

Notification and publication of outcome

All proposers will receive a notification and feedback report once successful proposals are selected.

The outcome will be posted on the EuroMarine website.

Activities funded by EuroMarine will be announced in a timely manner so that EuroMarine members can apply to participate.

The EuroMarine Steering Committee (in charge of the call procedures and the final moderation process) wishes to thank the 34 proposers, as well as the 56 referees from EuroMarine organisations who made the call possible and contributed to a robust referring and selection process.

The outcome was announced to all proposers on 17 October 2015 (ahead of the initial target of 20 October and ahead of the online publication).

EuroMarine members submitted 34 proposals requesting co- or full funding for:

  • 16 foresight workshops (FWS)
  • 7 working group meetings (WGM)
  • 9 capacity building and training activities (CBT)
  • 2 other miscellaneous activities.

Fifty six of the sixty scientists from EuroMarine Full Member Organisations (MOs) who had volunteered could actually participate in the review process. Each proposal was reviewed by 6.6 reviewers in average. The EuroMarine Steering Committee (SC) moderated the review results during its 9 Oct. 2015 meeting.

As a result, 18 out of 34 proposals could be funded (53% success rate). The final call budget (increased by 10% compared to initial plans, in order to fund additional activities and maximise spread among members) amounts to 110,200 €. Funding will directly benefit to MOs that manage, co-organise or have a key participant involved in the activities, i.e. to 41 Full MOs (out of 57 Full MOs in total) in 15 countries. (As a comparison, in the 34 submitted proposals, there were 47 Full MOs in 17 countries involved as key participants; of which 24 MOs in 10 countries were involved as a managing organisation receiving and managing funds on behalf of the co-organizers). There were 4.91 MOs involved (as key participants) per proposal in average among the 34 proposals submitted; there are 5 among the successful proposals.

Details on the review and moderation process and additional statistics have been assembled in a report (attached below; accessible only to EuroMarine members onced logged in) and presented before the EuroMarine General Assembly, during its Jan. 2016 meeting.

A document listing the 18 successful activities is available below. An online version of the list can be obtained through the Activities menu (using appropriate filters).