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Transnational Cooperation

CIRCLE-2 - Climate Impact Research & Response Coordination for a Larger Europe

CIRCLE-2 ERA-Net (Climate Impact Research & Response Coordination for a Larger Europe) is a European Network of public and private sector research funders, including research institutes, ministries and regulatory authorities committed to DESIGN, FUND and SHARE transnational knowledge on scientific areas related with climate change adaptation. CIRCLE-2 aims to advance joint programming and to fund transnational joint calls on policy-relevant adaptation research using common management mechanisms across a larger European area.

Previously, CIRCLE-2 and its predecessor CIRCLE CA have funded three joint calls on adaptation research themes focusing on Mediterranean, Nordic and Mountain areas. The Mediterranean call in particular was dedicated to water management issues in coastal areas, and funded eight international research projects involving north and south Mediterranean countries. This call provided an important amount of new knowledge on specific coastal issues and contributed to build a Mediterranean network of scientists from different disciplines. Most of these projects included participation and collaboration with decision-makers, stakeholders and more generally with people who live and work in these coastal areas.

The CIRCLE-2 consortium includes partners from Portugal, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, Estonia, Israel, Belgium (Flanders), and United Kingdom.


Call for abstracts until 9th December 2013. For more information see here.

Call Announcement (CIRCLE-MED2-2013)

"Adaptation to Climate Change from a natural and social science perspective: Water in coastal Mediterranean areas"

This call’s objective is to boost scientific cooperation among researchers in natural and social sciences in R&D joint transnational projects that respond to the challenges of adaptation to climate change related to water in the Mediterranean region, with view at supporting public policies in that domain.

The three contributing agencies are MEDDE (France), with 350 000 Euro, MKF (Greece), with 60 000 Euro, and FCT (Portugal), with 200 000 Euro.

FCT’s funding of the Portuguese participation is up to 100 000 Euro per project.

According to the eligibility criteria, each proposal requires the participation of at least 3 different institutions from the 3 contributing countries.

In the case of the Portuguese partners, national regulations on R&D projects are to be observed (here). However, their percentage of participation in transnational projects under this call is not accounted for the 100% of dedication to national projects.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 6 May 2013.

Proposal submission e-mail:

Proposal submission documents are found here.


Dina Carrilho
Tel: (351) 21 392 43 81

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 Lisboa


This ERA-NET is the successor interest to the CIRCLE FP6 ERA-NET. This local page may refer to both.