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News article7 June 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency1 min read

Horizon Europe Missions: 33 research projects sign grant agreements

Horizon Europe EU Mission - 33 grant agreement signed under 3 different calls

Thirty-three projects selected under three calls of Horizon Europe Missions have signed their grant agreements with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

These projects aim to showcase climate resilience solutions to support the Adaptation to Climate Change Mission. They also intend to carry out actions that contribute to the Mission Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030. 
Additionally, the projects will demonstrate an integrated approach to enhancing regional landscape water retention capacity, as outlined in the call that combines the Missions on Climate Adaptation, Oceans, and a Soil Deal for Europe. 

With grants totalling around EUR 185 million, the projects gather over 560 beneficiaries from more than 40 countries, including SMEs, research institutions, local authorities, schools, and businesses.

The three calls closed on 20 September 2023, with a total of 133 proposals submitted. A total of 15 evaluation panels, involving 105 experts, were conducted. Below is the breakdown per call:

  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-CLIMA-01 call – nine projects were financed out of the 53 proposals received;
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01 call – 23 projects have signed a grant out of the 76 proposals received;
  • HORIZON-MISS-2023-CLIMA-OCEAN-SOIL-01 call – one project was financed out of the three proposals received.

More details on the projects, including budget and beneficiaries, can be found in the overview of projects


Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a total budget of €95.5 billion. Horizon Europe Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme for the years 2021-2027. They are a way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030.

CINEA is managing and implementing three of the five missions under the Horizon Europe framework programme. These missions are Adaptation to Climate Change, Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, and 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart cities by 2030.

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