iMERMAID Open Call 1

Extended Demonstration of iMERMAID innovative solutions in associated regions of the Mediterranean


Join us in the mission to safeguard the Mediterranean Sea basin from chemical pollution

We are looking for regional and local public authorities located in EU Member states and Associated regions. Our goal is to engage with additional use cases to showcase the feasibility, replicability and scale up of the iMERMAID solutions. Together, let’s build the capacity needed to restore our water ecosystems!

In total, we will invest €400000 in our Open Call #1 to fund and support 4 associated regions projects located in the Mediterranean that will be part of our journey.

iMERMAID Open Call 1 in a nutshell


Open Call 1: Opens in June 2024

We will fund 4 demonstration projects in the associated regions of the Mediterranean


400 000 EUR
100 000 EUR per application


9 months support programme

What’s in it for you

Activities that can be funded through the open Call

  • Activities to remove contaminants
  • Pollutants monitoring actions
  • Remediation actions for specific pollutants
  • Definition of regional pollutants and required actions for remediation
  • Dissemination and Communication of the activities and results.

Eligible entities

Applicants to this call are local and/or regional authorities from an ‘associated region’ of the Mediterranean.

*Local and regional authorities from an associated region are legal entities, including bodies representing a regional/local authority (such as regional/local agencies, regional planning bodies, regional/local transport authorities, etc…), who can showcase the feasibility, replicability and scalability of the solutions developed in the iMERMAID project.

What is an associated region: Associated regions’ are understood as areas with similar ecosystems (e.g., neighbouring regions and/or regions in a different river basin) and/or less -developed regions, with the view to build capacity to implement the innovative solutions to restore freshwater ecosystems.

Associated regions should be located in Member States/Associated countries other than those that are part of the project consortium.

Eligible: Mediterranean countries (linked directly or indirectly to the Mediterranean), such as Croatia, Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Montenegro, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Moldova, Israel.

Please check the full list of member states and Associated countries eligible for HE support: here.

Non-eligible regions are all the countries, in which the iMERMAID project partners are based: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine

How to apply

  • Read the Open Call Guidelines
  • Describe your project following the iMERMAID Proposal Template
  • Fill in the online application form on the F6S platform
  • Make sure to answer all mandatory questions in the online application form and upload a completed PDF of your project in English using the iMERMAID Proposal Template

Open call documents will follow shortly

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