Scheme for strengthening applied research for measures of adaptation to climate change

Country Croatia
Influence of the
financing instrument
Thematic Scope all
Type R&D Project Funding
Legal/Financial Form grant

The aim is to support the execution of applied research for adaptation measures to climate changes in the vulnerable and/or transversal sectors, identified in the Seventh national report of the Republic of Croatia according to United Nations Framework convention on climate change. The vulnerable sectors are as follows: hydrology, control of water and sea resources, agriculture, forestry, fishery, natural ecosystem and biodiversity, energy, tourism, healthcare. Transversal sectors are space planning and coastal area management. 

Possible usage of the funding instrument in the P2G context: Within the prospective research projects scheme it was possible and very favourable to apply a project that covers multi-sectoral research on biomass from forestry and agriculture and renewable electricity when a development of a methodology for design of cross-sectoral biomass-gas-electricity coupling hubs would be proposed. Further, piloting within this R&D funded project is also possible.

Legal Entity Ministarstvo gospodarstva i održivog razvoja
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Geographic Scope Entire Croatia
Eligibility Criteria Only research organizations are eligible
Co-Financing Rate 85% ERDF, 15% state budget
Volume Minimum funding amount per project is 26.660 EUR (200.000 HRK), and maximum amount is 400.000 EUR (3M HRK)
Duration In theory the duration could be up to 5 years, but in practice it is up to 3 years
Limitations Applicants and partners can be only research organizations
Periodicity thus far It was open during 2019 and first half of 2020 and raised a significant interest, so there is a good prospect that it is repeated again.
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