Pre-Announcement of 1st Joint Call for Proposals

FENCO-ERA NET is a Framework Programme 6 European Research Area Network that focuses on clean fossil energy and aims to network the national and regional R&D activities in this field in order to construct a durable ERA-NET.

In this context, FENCO-ERA NET will launch a 1st Joint Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research Projects, that is expected to be published by April 1st, 2008.

This pre-announcement is intended to facilitate interested partners to start building their consortium for collaborative research projects and preparing the work plan.

FENCO-ERA NET 1st Joint Call Themes


FENCO-ERA NET will launch a 1st Joint Call for proposals within the following themes:


•     Economic modelling and a strategy for roll out of CCS
•     Public acceptance and development of public communication
       and outreach on CCS.


In this context, all applicants should take into account the respective national thematic priorities.


Funding rules and duration of funded projects


A total budget of more than 1 Mio. Euro has been committed for this 1st FENCO-ERA Joint Call. Each participating National Funding Agency (NFA) will finance its own researchers participation in those collaborative projects that are supported. The Call documentation to be published on April 1st 2008 will include details of individual NFA budgets for this 1st FENCO-ERA NET Joint Call and any national priorities. Projects will have a maximum duration of 12 months.


Eligible project structure


Eligible consortia shall consist of a minimum of three partners (Universities, research organisations and industrial/private partners) receiving funding from at least three of the FENCO-ERA NET partner countries.

Forms, guidelines and further information


This 1st FENCO-ERA NET Joint Call will be implemented as a two-stage process. Proposals will be invited electronically using the application form that will be available at The Call documentation will be published on April 1st 2008 at the FENCO-ERA NET website

Administrative queries relating to the process please contact



The indicative timetable for this 1st FENCO-ERA Joint Call is:


Publication of call

1st April 2008
Deadline submission of 1st stage proposals

13th June 2008 (17:00 hrs CET)
Invitation for submission of 2nd stage proposal

15th July 2008
Deadline for 2nd stage proposals and national applications forms

1st October 2008 (17:00 hrs CET)
Funding decisions by the participating National Agencies

15th November 2008
Start of selected projects

1st January 2009

The following countries will probably participate in the call:


Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Spain, UK

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1st Call

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