Destination 7: Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

There are 12 topic calls already published on the funding and tenders portal. These topic calls have deadline: 22 February 2024

Taking advantage of the use, uptake, and deployment of environmental observations as well as digital and data-based green solutions, assessed through the European Green Deal’s ‘do no harm’ principle, is key for innovative governance models and for designing, implementing and monitoring science-based policy. 


Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway contributing to innovative governance and sound decision-making on policies for the green transition and more specifically to one or more of the following impacts:

  • innovative governance models enabling sustainability and resilience notably to achieve better informed decision-making processes, societal engagement and innovation;
  • areas related to the European Green Deal benefit from further deployment and exploitation of environmental observation data, products and “green” solutions;
  • a strengthened Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)[[ The European Commission is a member and co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), as such the European Commission adopted the GEO Canberra Declaration and Commission Decision C(2019)7337/F1, and committed to contribute to the GEO objectives, including to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).]];
  • sustainability performance and competitiveness in the areas covered by Cluster 6 are improved through further deployment of digital and data technologies as key enablers;
  • stakeholders and end users including primary producers and consumers are better informed and engaged thanks to effective platforms such as AKIS;
  • strengthened EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Policies and Strategies  Link Link
European Green Deal  website  
Shaping Europe’s Digital Future website  
EU Data Strategy  pdf  
European Commission initiative "Destination Earth" website  
New Common Agricultural Policy   website  
European Industrial Strategy (relevant for agri-food sector) website  
Circular Economy Action Plan  pdf  
Other Initiatives     
European Commission Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation (KCEO) website  
BIOEAST Initiative website  
European Commission initiative "Destination Earth" website  
European Partnership for Agriculture of Data pdf