New funding opportunities under FP7 2012

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2011

The European Commission has published a new Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for financing projects in 2012. The program is divided in thematic areas, particularly relevant for Municipal Waste Europe are the following areas:

- ‘6.3 Improving resource efficiency’ under the call for environment. The indicative budget is EUR 62 million. The objective of resource efficiency is to move towards a 'saving, re-use and recycling' society. The projects can focus on minimising and recycling waste as a resource of secondary raw materials. The deadline for applying to this call is 20 October.
- The calls on ‘Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology’ includes projects in the area of sustainable management of biological resource, feed production from food waste, as well as production of biomass from waste sources.

There are two deadlines for sending applications depending on the call you are applying for: 15 November 2011 and 28 February 2012.

All information can be found here