The European Commission has started preparation of FP9 (Horizon Europe) the Research & Innovation funding programme 2021-2028, which will follow on after Horizon2020 with an expected budget of around 100 billion € . The draft Regulation text outlining structure and objectives of Horizon Europe was published 7th June and proposes to include “Missions” (art. 5 of published Regulation) which will be horizontal, across the “Challenges” (thematic R&D funding).
ESPP has contracted an independent journalist to draft an outline proposal (attached) for a “Mission” on nutrients, based on input from a stakeholders, in particular resulting from the meeting organised on 30th May by SYSTEMIC and Biorefine Cluster Europe, with ESPP and INMS (international nitrogen management system) and the meeting at the European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3), Helsinki, 11th June.
The text submitted to DG Research as initial input on 20th July can be found here.
Further discussion and development of this is ongoing, and input is welcome:
1. Let us know () if you wish to be involved in the process of proposing, defining and promoting the inclusion of “nutrients” in the themes of Horizon Europe
2. Send us any comments on the attached draft text
3. Use this draft text to contact your National Research Contact Points https://erc.europa.eu/national-contact-points
4. Inform other stakeholders contacts in industry, farming, etc. and let us know of those who are interested to be involved in this discussion.
Here you can download the ESPP list of EU research funding calls related to nutrient recycling and stewardship. ESPP is interested to collaborate in existing and upcoming research projects and can help in networking, dissemination and communication activities. Please contact Kimo van Dijk for more information and possibilities
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Here you can download the ESPP catalogue of nutrient recycling and management projects and platforms. It includes R&D projects on nutrient recycling and management (not only phosphorus), for promotion on our website (www.phosphorusplatform.eu) and in our network of companies, public bodies and other stakeholders. Please provide your input and corrections via using the WORD document and track and change.
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Here you can download the draft ESPP input document with ideas for the development of the 9th EU research Framework Programme (FP9) .
If you have any input please send it to
ESPP Joint position on the need for research into organic contaminants - signed by ESPP, Eureau (Europe’s drinking water and waste water service operators), EBA (European Biogas Association), ECN (European Compost Network), EEB (European Environment Bureau) and Growing Media Europe (6 October 2017)
About 25 nutrient recovery research and demonstration projects metin Basel, Switzerland, 19th October, to discuss project coordination and future research needs. Projects present included Horizon 2020, LIFE, Interreg and national funded R&D projects, as well as participants from industry and policy makers. This was jointly organised by ESPP, the Phos4You project and Basel Region.
DONUTSS (Data on Nutrients to Support Stewardship) aims to identify what data is needed by decision makers (agriculture, industry, investors waste sector and policy makers) on nutrient stocks and flows, and define how to make this data available.
More information about DONUTSS: www.phosphorusplatform.eu/DONUTSS