Open Call in ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants

The ERA-NET Cofund Aquatic Pollutants launched a new call for proposals with deadline 16 April 2020.


Full-Proposal: 16 April 2020 (17:00 CEST)

Publication Date:

17 February 2020

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Short Call Abstract:

Strategic aim of the Additional Joint Call

The 2020 ERANet Additional Joint Call within the ERANET Cofund AquaticPollutants aims to address research and development of methods for supporting scientific networking, knowledge transfer and public engagement based on research funded by the main Aquatic Pollutants Cofunded Call for Research Projects

The call is envisaged to support following themes:

  • “Research and development of innovative strategies and methods for knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and increased public engagement”
  • “Implementation and valorisation of new methods for transfer, communication, and dissemination

Objectives of the additional Call

The TP includes as an integral part a scientific theme on the development and evaluation of innovative communication strategies and methods adapted to needs of the funded scientific projects in Aquatic Pollutants. The research should be inter-disciplinary and break new ground compared to what have been seen as conventional studies of (environmental and health research) communication. Its analysis must be innovative and it must inspire new forms of communication practice. The research is expected to be conducted in many fields. Examples are psychology, education, environmental history, philosophy, sociology, political science, engineering and scientific studies, neural science, rhetoric, media and communication science and economics.

Expected impact

Tackling societal challenges always requires a transdisciplinary approach. Therefore, all proposals  should emphasise the  effective  participation of researchers, stakeholders and end-users  (including  industry) in TP actions (participatory approaches).The expected impact of the 2020Transfer Project Call is to:

  • Develop and evaluate methods for science communication, knowledge transfer and public engagement
  • Enhance innovation capacity and integration and transfer of new knowledge
  • Strengthen the competitiveness and growth of companies by delivering such innovations to the public and private markets, including public administrators   (public executive bodies) and civil society organisations
  • Support the development of technological solutions and services for the implementation of EU water policy
  • Support the generation of standardisation/ regulation and the valorisation of research results
  • Address explicitly the communication to society (e.g. risk management measures)and dissemination to stakeholders for future implementation (e.g. best practice models)
  • Help improving the scientific quality and societal relevance of the produced knowledge, technology and/or innovation in different socio-economic settings.

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

psychology, education, environmental history, philosophy, sociology, political science,  rhetoric, media and communication science and economics.

Specific participation requirements (optional):