First call

BACKGROUND TO THE CALL Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing (COFASP) is an ERA-NET created to directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood. It was created as under the KBBE theme in FP7, and is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognises bioeconomy as an important part of the strategy. The main objectives of 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. COFASP is based on the earlier ERA-NET MariFish and the running ERA-NET SEAS-ERA, and will run 48 months from its initiation on 1 February 2013, ending in February 2017. COFASP has 26 partners from 15 countries in Europe. COFASP intends to launch 3 calls during its runtime. This call is the first call to be launched by COFASP. THEMATIC RESEARCH AREAS Interested project consortia can apply to the four topics across three thematic research areas which will be funded according to the funding table given in Annex A. The proposals should be structured around (one or more) sub-topics listed under each of the thematic research areas. WHO CAN APPLY? Project consortia are eligible if they consist of partners from at least three COFASP partner countries providing cash funding for the call. Research institutions, public or private, and private companies must be eligible for funding by their national funding bodies. Applicants should consult their national regulations or contact their National Contact Points. The indicative funds provided by each funding partner are listed in Annex A of the Call Announcement as well as in the online call description. These amounts may be allocated to one or more projects. It is the intention of COFASP to fund more than one project per topic. This should be taken into consideration when applying. On basis of the the call description you also can see, which countries participate by in-kind contribution. That means, countries not giving cash funding into the call, but providing ressources via person/months equipment etc. Please contact your national contact point to explore the possibilities of participating via in-kind contribution. Applicants from countries which are not partners in the COFASP ERA-Net or from countries which do not provide funding for a specific thematic area of the call are welcome to participate. However, their costs need to be covered from their own resources or by other sources. They are not taken into account in the minimum number of eligible partners and countries in the COFASP eligibility criteria. Note that some funding partners will have sector specific funding, whereas others will have a cross-sector funding pool.

Call definitions and status

Call open for creating new applications Closed for creating new applications
Call open for edit Closed for editing applications
Current stage 1
Call documents PDF icon Call_Announcement.pdf, PDF icon Guidelines_for_Applicants.pdf, File Proposal description (Part B).docx
Contact persons Arnd Bassler
Funding mode Virtual Common Pot
Theme funding Yes, funding agencies may allocate funding per theme
Stages 1

Call topics and objectives

Call schedule

Call launch 1 February, 2014
Deadline for pre-registration 15 April, 2014
Deadline for submission of full proposals 15 June, 2014 - 12:00
Notification of full proposal selection 30 October, 2014

First call

Funding Agencies and conditions
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T1 The ecosystem approach to fisheries management
T2 Spatial planning in fisheries and aquaculture
T3 Improved aquaculture
T4 Production chain
Country Funding agency Funding (1000 €) T1 T2 T3 T4 Conditions Funding schemes Contact persons
Norway The Research Council of Norway 1200 Please note that RCN will only fund topic 2,3 & 4.
Kjell Emil Naas
France The French National Research Agency 1000
Claude Yven
Turkey General Directorate for Agricultural Research and Policy 750 250 750 500 Please note that GDAR is participating with €250,000 in fisheries, and €500,000 in aquaculture. Total €750,000. Mehmet Dingil
Germany Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection 500 Katerina Kotzia
Arnd Bassler
Denmark Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation 500 Floor ten Hoopen
Steffen Syberg Hansen
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding 500 Domnica Cotet
Andreea Popa
Norway The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund 375 375 Please note that FHF is only participating in the topic 'Production chain'.
Kjell Maroni
Iceland The icelandic Centre for Research 250 Sigurdur Bjornsson
Any In kind funding 0 In kind funding only Arnd Bassler
Spain Fundacion Azti/Azti Fundazioa 0 Please note that AZTI are participating in-kind Amaia Barrena
Finland Game and Fisheries Research 0 Timo Halonen
France Institut de Recherche pour le Développement 0 Please note that IRD participates in-kind, and only in fisheries.
Phillipe Cury
United Kingdom The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 0 Please note that DEFRA is participating in-kind. Please note that DEFRA is only participating in the topic 'The ecosystem approach to fisheries management'. Caron Montgomery
Greece Hellenic Centre for Marine Research 0 Alexis Conides
Greece Geniki Grammatia Erevnas Kai Technologias, Ypourgio Paidias, Dia Viou Mathisis & Thriskevmaton 0 Please note that IRD is participating in-kind. Chrysoula Diamanti
Paraskevi Afentaki
Italy National Research Council 0 Please note that CNR is participating in-kind.
Gianna Fabi
Bernardo Patti
Italy The Institute for Environmental Protection and Research 0 Please note that DEFRA is participating in-kind. Tommaso Petochi
Giovanna Marino
Netherlands Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek 0 Please note that DLO is participating in-kind. Please note that DLO is only participating in the topic 'The ecosystem approach to fisheries management'.
Josien Steenbergen
Total  5075 250 750 875 0