Cluster 6 wants to achieve a transformative change of the EU economy and society by focusing on reducing environmental degradation, halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity and on better manage natural resources while meeting the EU’s climate objectives and ensuring food and water security.
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Activities under Cluster 6 will help to accelerate the ecological transition required by the European Green Deal in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. R&I activities will support the policy objectives of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, the circular economy action plan, the EU industrial strategy, the bio-economy strategy, the EU forest strategy, the blue growth strategy, the chemicals strategy for sustainability and the EU plastics strategy, in addition to the EU Climate policy. Cluster 6 will also steer and accelerate the transition to sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems, to achieve effectively the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy.
These objectives are translated in seven destinations and impacts:
Areas of activity
As an integral part of Horizon Europe, a set of EU Missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. The mission on Ocean and Waters and the mission on Soils are two of the 5 official mission areas defined by the Commission highly related to Cluster 6.
For the above mentioned call for proposals a total of 12 proposals have been submitted. The breakdown per topic is: HORIZON-CL6-2023-ZEROPOLLUTION-02-1-two-stage: 4 proposals HORIZON-CL6-2023-ZEROPOLLUTION-02-2-two-stage: 8 proposals Evaluation results are expected to be communicated in January 2024. Source: Funding and Tender... read more
For the above mentiond call for proposals a total of 21 proposals have been submitted. The breakdown per topic is: HORIZON-CL6-2023- CIRCBIO -02-1-two-stage: 10 proposals HORIZON-CL6-2023- CIRCBIO -02-2-two-stage: 6 proposals HORIZON-CL6-2023- CIRCBIO -02-3-two-stage: 5 proposals Evaluation results are expected to be communicated in Janua... read more
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The RUSTICA project obtained funding under Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic ‘Closing nutrient cycles’. RUSTICA focuses on demonstration and implementation of circular bio-based nutrient valorisation chains, focusing on waste from the fruit and vegetable agro-food system. The project kicked off in 2021 and will run until 2024. It will use a strong multi-actor approach to co-create both socio-economic and technological knowledge in four case study regions in Europe and one in Colombia. The Flanders-based company DRANCO is one of the project partners and acts as technical project manager for the entire project. DRANCO participates in the project to develop its own technologies, to network and to help make the transition to a more circular based economy.