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EMFAF is seeking proposals to improve scientific knowledge

A new EMFAF call has EUR 2.6 million in EU financing available.


Publication date
28 March 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
19 September 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


The European Commission has issued a request for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), with the EU contributing EUR 2.6 million. The appeal aims to improve scientific understanding in order to strengthen the scientific basis of management decisions made under the European Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The main goal of the call is to foster the development and enhancement of scientific knowledge required for CFP-supported fisheries conservation and management activities. Priorities for this request include strengthening policy-oriented fisheries science, making better use of scientific data collected, and improving collaboration between scientists and the fisheries sector. The call also emphasises the need of assisting the EU scientific community in developing and maintaining the necessary competence to deliver high-quality scientific advice on fisheries issues.

EMFAF 2023 Info Day

CINEA is organising a virtual Info Day on the EMFAF call on Fisheries on 21 April 2023 from 10:00 until 12:00 (CEST). Speakers from CINEA and DG MARE will present the application process for the call, providing tips and tricks on how to write a successful proposal. Registration and agenda will be published in the coming days.

Until when to apply?

Applicants can submit their proposals until 19 September 2023 at 17h00 CEST.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.

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