Selected – 2015

Transnational joint call for proposals on Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing through the ERA-NET COFASP

This call intends to increase the knowledge about resource optimisation, mapping and reduction of ecological footprint of aquaculture, fisheries and seafood processing to improve their environmental sustainability.

Three research areas are supported by the funding partners for this call for proposals:

  • Fischeries
  • Aquaculture
  • Seafood processing

Each participant in a funded consortium will be funded by his or her national partner organisation. A total amount of up to €6.4 million has been blocked by the funding partners from Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey for this call.

Only transnational projects will be funded: each consortium must therefore include at least three teams from at least three different countries participating in the call. Each agency will fund the teams from its own country; therefore the candidates must ensure that they comply with the rules of eligibility of their respective agencies. ANR will thus only fund the French teams. Project submission and selection shall take place as an integrated peer evaluation process with the other countries.

The main objectives of ERA-NET COFASP are:

  • To lay the basis for exploitation according to the precautionary principles and to enhance innovation in and competiveness of the primary sectors fisheries and aquaculture as well as subsequent seafood processing and distribution to the consumer
  • To define the science, information and data necessary to underpin the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to ensure its successful implementation by designing complementary national research programmes and outlining monitoring and information/data sharing systems needed.
Opening : 2015-02-24 at 12:02 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2015-04-15 at 13:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2015-06-17 at 13:00 CEST

General information and contacts:

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner in electronic form on the website accessible through, before the deadline.


Claude Yven

+33(0)1 73 54 82 87
Maurice Héral



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