National Programmes

Acronym Name Country Objective Target Key Themes Sea-basin Programme
BMBF FONA - Coordinated Programme Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - Research for Sustainable Development: Coordinated Programme Germany The framework programme "Research for Sustainable Development” (FONA) implements the national sustainability strategy and is part of the Federal Government's Hightech Strategy. The strategy aims to ensure that Germany remains a technological leader, while promoting sustainability and climate protection. researchers monitoring Baltic Sea
DFG Coordinated Programme German Research Society - Coordinated Programme Germany The DFG offers funding opportunities for eligible research institutions in Germany for collaborative projects that combine research with the development of specialist or institutional core areas or structures. researchers marine litter movement Baltic Sea
BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany With the High-Tech Strategy 2025, the BMBF is creating the conditions for research and innovation to develop in an environment characterised by creativity, agility and openness. To this end, the funding programme is setting thematic priorities and focusing efforts on fields that show particular dynamism, have great potential for growth and employment, and exhibit a high need for innovative solutions to pressing issues like marine litter. researchers, industry properties of different plastic types Baltic Sea
UBA Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) Germany Tendering programme for environmental projects; one focus is on the achievement of GES under the MSFD related to marine litter; another is on circular economy and the reduction of marine litter. researchers monitoring, marine litter movement Baltic Sea
BMEL Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) Germany The programme combines research, technologies, ecology and economy for new biotechnologies and an innovative bioeconomy with a focus on new products derived of renewable raw materials and the reduction of microplastics. researchers impact of plastic on marine environment Baltic Sea
Fundación Biodiversidad - Programa Pleamar Spain FEMP funding. Pleamar is intended to support between 2014 and 2020 around 200 projects that contribute to the protection of marine biodiversity, the practice of more sustainable fishing and aquaculture activities, the reduction of unwanted catches and the reinforcement of the management of the marine protected areas. The co-financing of around 70 consultancies on environmental matters and around 35 collaboration and networking projects between scientists and agents of the sector is also foreseen. Consultancies, research centers and other agents Fishing innovation, aquaculture innovation, fishing and aquaculture networking support, protected areas, litter and awareness n.a.
Fundación Biodiversidad - Programa Empleaverde Spain The Empleaverde Program of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition is the initiative of the Fundación Biodiversodad to promote and improve employment and entrepreneurship regarding the environment. It is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) within the framework of the Employment, Training and Education Operational Program 2014-2020 Entities and/or entrepreneurs linked to the green or blue economy or that contributes to a sustainable business line or to the management of an environmental improvement in the entity. Blue and Green economy n.a.
Grants from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge Spain Provide grants to third-sector entities or non-governmental organizations that carry out activities of general interest considered of social interest in the field of scientific and technical research of an environmental nature Third Sector entities and other collaborating state entities or non-governmental organizations in the field of the General State Administration Technical and scientific research n.a.
Aids from the Xunta de Galicia adressed to collective projects financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), for the protection and recovery of biodiversity and marine ecosystems within the framework of sustainable fishing activities through the collection of marine waste Spain Provide support for the elaboration and development of projects that aim to protect and recover marine biodiversity and ecosystems within the framework of sustainable fishing activities, through the collection of marine waste with the participation of the fishing producing sector. Fishermen's guilds, NGOs related to fishery activities Gear removal from the marine environment, adquisition of installations to collect and stock marine litter, creation of waste collection systems specific for fishermen, awareness campaigns, training campaigns. Atlantic
Aids from the Xunta de Galicia for the consolidation and structuring of competitive research units and other promotion actions in the SUG, in the Galician public research organizations and in other entities of the Galician R & D & I System for 2019 Spain Consolidate, structure and specialize the most competitive research units of the Galician R + D + i System Research, Development and Innovation Galician entities A project related to marine pollution has been included (2018-2020) Atlantic
ESMARES Estrategias Marinas (EEMM) (Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Deemograhic Challenge) Spain Marine Stratagies D 10: Marine litter Instituto Espa?ol de Oceanografía (IEO), public research center in charge of the development of the Marine Strategies Marine litter n.a.
EFMZV Europees Fonds voor Maritieme Zaken en Visserij BE (Flanders) Fisheries & aquaculture Fisheries & aquculture: science and industry North Sea
vliz philanthropy vliz philanthropy Belgium Marine Science Marine scientists Marine science n.a.
BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Office BE (Federal) Science Scientists Science n.a.
VLAIO - Blue Cluster Blauwe Cluster BE (Flanders) Blue Innovation Companies and scientists Plastic flux to sea North Sea
VLAIO Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen BE (Flanders) Innovation Companies and scientists New plastic polymers, new materials, marine litter, innovation North Sea
FWO Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Belgium Science Academic Science n.a.
FPS Federal Public Service BE (Federal) Science Organisations, scientists, companies Marine litter North Sea
OVAM Public Waste Agency Flanders BE (Flanders) Waste solutions and knowledge Organisations, scientists, companies Knowledge base on marine litter, alternative materials, solutions North Sea
VMM Flanders Environment Agency BE (Flanders) Freshwater Organisations, scientists, companies Microplastics in aquatic environments North Sea
DPMA Direction des P?ches Maritimes et de l'Aquaculture France It is in charge of the distribution of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Farmers Atlantic /North Sea / Med sea
DRAAF/DAAF directions régionales de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la For?t France Supports the installation of young farmers. This grant can be awarded for the creation or takeover of an aquaculture farm. Youth Atlantic /North Sea / Med sea
France Agrimer France Agrimer France Public establishment of an industrial and commercial nature under the supervision of the french ministry of agriculture. It is in charge of supporting and accompanying the agricultural, fishery and sector. Atlantic /North Sea / Med sea
Ademe Ademe France French agency for the ecological transition. Aquaculture projects can apply to some of their programmes. Atlantic /North Sea / Med sea
Le Charente Maritime Le Charente Maritime France Le Charente may grant subsidies to the aquaculture sector. For example, to support investment or creation of new aquaculture farms. Farmers Atlantic
EPCI Etablissements publics de coopération intercommunale (EPCI) France French municipalities are grouping together in EPCI (1254 in France) to facilitate cooperation on certain subjects. Economic development being one of them, they can grant subsidies to the aquaculture sector. Farmers Med Sea
EIF Pan -European Guaratee fund Portugal The EIF and the Portuguese national promotional institution, Instituiç?o Financeira de Desenvolvimento (IFD), launched PORTUGAL BLUE, a €50 million equity partnership to support Portuguese companies active in the area of blue economy. Atlantic
PO AÇORES2020 PO AÇORES2020 (funding source ERDF & ESF) PT (Azores) PO Açores 2020 is a program reimbursed by the Community structural funds ERDF and ESF, for the programming period 2014-2020, with execution in the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The range of thematic objectives and priorities of PO Açores 2020 is broad and diversified, covering the different aspects of public policies aimed at smart economic growth, promoting employment, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. R&D centres, PME's, etc Atlantic (Azores)
PO-MAR2020 Programa Operacional MAR2020 Portugal MAR 2020 aims to implement in Portugal the support measures covered by the European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and its Strategic Priorities are: 1. Promote competitiveness based on innovation and knowledge. 2.Ensure the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, contribute to the good environmental status of the marine environment and promote the Integrated Maritime Policy. 3.Contribute to the development of coastal areas, increase employment and territorial cohesion, as well as increase the capacity and qualification of professionals in the sector. Atlantic (Azores - Portugal continental - Madeira)
Fundo Azul Fundo Azul Portugal Atlantic
PROMAR PROMAR Portugal PROMAR is the Operational Fisheries Program 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), approved by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1198/2006, which replaced the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), and with the mission of supporting the fisheries sector, in order to guarantee a sustainable exploitation of living aquatic resources that creates conditions of economic, environmental and social sustainability Fisheris and aquaculture Atlantic
Région Normandie Région Normandie France The regions have the competence for economic development on their territory. As such, they can set up subsidy systems to support the development of aquaculture farms. Farmers Atlantic
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine  Région Nouvelle Aquitaine France The regions have the competence for economic development on their territory. As such, they can set up subsidy systems to support the development of aquaculture farms. Farmers Atlantic
Région Guadeloupe Région Guadeloupe France The regions have the competence for economic development on their territory. As such, they can set up subsidy systems to support the development of aquaculture farms. Farmers Atlantic
Chambers of Commerce and Industry France CCI can developp grants to support aquaculture farmers to sell their products or to developp activities in territories which are confronted to economical difficulties (ORAC). Farmers Atlantic