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17.08.23 Grant for wave demonstration in the Basque Country

The Basque Energy Agency (Ente Vasco de la Energia – EVE) has launched its 2023 investment support programme to support the demonstration and validation of wave energy in the Basque Country. The programme has a total budget of €2.5m.

30.11.22 Interreg North-West Europe – 2nd call now open

The second Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) call for projects in the 2021-2027 period is now open until Thursday 9 February 2023.

Over the lifetime of the Programme (2021-2027), €287m will be allocated to projects. There is no ceiling for the budget that can be used for this second call.

29.11.22 Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024

This document lists the main calls relevant for ocean energy in the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2023-2024. It dedicates €94m to ocean energy – a result of OEE’s active engagement with EU and national policymakers, as well as the strong support from OEE members who helped influence the national Horizon Europe representatives. The document also includes general calls that can be suitable for ocean energy projects.

29.11.22 Horizon Europe Missions Work Programme 2023-2024

Horizon Europe has 5 ‘missions’ that will channel funding towards specific objectives. One of the Missions, Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, offers opportunities for ocean energy.

The Work Programme 2023-2024 includes a call for ‘Innovative nature-inclusive concepts to reconcile offshore renewables with ocean protection’.

15.09.22 Clean Energy Transition Partnership calls 2022

The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) is a new framework for ERA-NETs that allow for Member States and the European Commission to put up joint calls.

The CETP covers power production technologies, heating & cooling, storage and energy efficiency, divided into pillars, ‘Transition Initiatives’ (TRIs). Ocean energy is part of TRI2: Enhanced zero emission power technologies.