Atlantic Area 2021-2027: European Development Fund (Call Extended)

The First Call for Projects intends to select high innovative quality transnational projects, in which organisations cooperate to make regions more resilient to common challenges that know no borders and cannot be solved alone. Project proposals can be submitted under the three thematic Programme priorities and seven specific objectives. The description of priorities and objectives, together with the type of actions, is provided in the Approved Cooperation Programme 2021-2027.

The project application follows a one-step procedure.


The call will be open from the 14th of October 2022 to the 3rd of March 2023, until 1pm (Lisbon time) - new extension date!

Results should be communicated to candidates within 6-8 months after submission. The Monitoring Committee approval decision is foreseen for the end of June 2023.


The Programme budget allocated to this First Call is 45.4 M€. This allocation may be adjusted by the Monitoring Committee in line with the Programme needs.

Who can apply?

A wide range of organisations, under public or private law, are potential beneficiaries of the European Regional Development Fund and may therefore join a project partnership. Lead Partner organisations can be public bodies, universities, education and research organisations, private institutions (not-for-profit) and international organisations acting under national law. The Lead Partner must be located in the Programme eligible area.

Looking for Partners?

If you're looking for the right partner to be part of your project proposal, access the Atlantic Area APP and network with the participants registered. Click here to learn how to connect.

You can also join the Linkedin thematic groups for partners search: Blue innovation and competitiveness | Blue and green environment | Blue sustainable tourism and culture

How to apply?

Applicants need to submit the application form through the SIGI platform. Click here to access the SIGI Platform


Please read carefully the key documents and the templates provided here.

Funding source
Extended Deadline: 3rd of March 2023, 1pm (Lisbon Time)