Islands can tap into a number of financing opportunities to support their clean energy transition (see the Secretariat's quick-reference guide on financing and financing leaflet for more information).
One of the opportunities at the European level is Horizon 2020, an EU Research and Innovation programme that aims to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. H2020 is organised in thematic sections each dedicated to a specific challenge. Energy is one of them.
The grants provided through Horizon 2020 can be a useful support to decarbonise your island. At the same time, H2020 is a competitive programme, and preparing a proposal requires a significant amount of effort. Building a strong consortium is an important first step.
A number of island organisations have contacted the EU Islands Secretariat to find consortium partners for upcoming calls. In order to allow as many organisations as possible to connect with each other, the Secretariat will compile a contact list with organisations that are interested in the upcoming Horizon calls, and share this list among the organisations that have expressed interest so they can connect directly with each other.
If you are interested to be part of this list, please fill in this form before 16 March 2020.
The EU Islands Secretariat will only share this information with other organisations that have expressed interest in joining this list, and only for the purpose of connecting island organisations in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls. The list will be circulated with the interested organisations shortly after 16 March.
For more information about Horizon 2020 calls, you can view this webinar organized by the EU Islands Secretariat on the topic:
Disclaimer: The overview provided may not contain all your search criteria. The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat is not responsible for calls which may be missing from the overview.