Funding opportunities

NCPs covering two Clusters (Cluster 5 and Cluster 6) have compiled a list of open and forthcoming topics from Cluster 5 2024 Calls, that may be of interest to Cluster 6 applicants. The topics cover climate sciences and responses, other selected topics also include aspects of circularity and environmental considerations of batteries, renewable energy technologies, buildings, transport and more. Have a look at the topics here.


Take a look at the Stakeholders Map here

It provides an overview of the Cluster 6 direct and wider environment and collects stakeholders such as respective Missions and European Partnerships, relevant synergistic programmes and projects like EIP Agri, LIFE, EIT-KICs, COST, EJP Soil, JRC, LEARLearn and other key initiatives funded within the work programme of Cluster 6.



Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

The cluster aims at reducing environmental degradation, halting and reversing the decline of biodiversity on land, inland waters and sea and better managing natural resources through transformative changes of the economy and society in both urban and rural areas.

Areas of intervention:

  •   environmental observation
  •   biodiversity and natural resources
  •   agriculture, forestry and rural areas
  •   seas, oceans and inland waters
  •   food systems
  •   bio-based innovation systems in the EU's bioeconomy 
  •   circular systems


Within cluster 6 there are 8 partnerships. They bring European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives.


EU Missions

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030. They will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration,...


Other Programs

Other EU funding programs related to cluster 6, including LIFE, PRIMA, EIT Food and more