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Transnational Cooperation

ERA-NET European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS)

FCT is a partner of the ERA-NET Cofund ERA4CS, a project that will extend and strengthen the transnational cooperation on climate services research in the 5-year period of 2016-2020. It was implemented in close cooperation with the JPI Climate. The consortium comprises 45 organizations from 18 European countries.

This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 690462.


1 March 2016: Call Launch.

30 June 2016: Deadline for the submission of pre-proposals.

15 November 2016: Deadline for the submission of full-proposals.

Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.


The Call Announcement contains detailed information on Call topics, participating countries and funding commitments. Please consult the documents and selected links available in the box on the right.

Call Topics

The Call addresses "Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development by Advanced co-development with users", and comprises the following challenges:
i) Research in support of the development and deployment of Climate Services;
ii) Integration and application of Climate Science for decision making;
iii) Research for co-development of advanced Climate Services;

Participating Countries

France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.

Applicants from countries not participating in the call can be part of a consortium, as long as they are able to secure their own funding (It will be required to document the availability of their funds).

How to Apply

1- Please consult the Call Documents in the box on the right.

2- Consult the National Documents available in the box on the right. Also read the specific National funding regulations of all the participating countries involved in your consortium (including your own), available in the Call Announcement. Non-eligible partners may lead to the rejection of the whole consortium.

3- Access the online submission platform.

4- Each Portuguese partner (or coordinator) has to send to the Call National Contact Point a Statement of Commitment duly signed, dated and stamped by the Head of the Portuguese applicant organization and by the Principal Investigator, until 10 days after the submission deadline. FCT may later require the original of the statement of commitment.

FCT financial commitment and funding regulations (Portugal only)

National funding commitment for the call: 400.000 €

Maximum requested funding for a consortium coordinated by Portugal: 250.000 €

Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation: 150.000 €

Note: if more than one Portuguese institution participates in a given consortium, the budget has to be shared. Portuguese institutions must follow FCT's Legislation, Regulations and Norms . The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not taken into account for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.


National Contact Point

Joana Pinheiro
Tel: (351) 213 911 567

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126 - 7º
1249 – 074 LISBOA