1st ERA-Net CRUE Funding Initiative: 'Risk assessment and risk management: Effectiveness and efficiency of non-structural flood risk management measures'

Closing Date: 03/01/2006

1. General Information

This pilot common call is being published by the below-mentioned funding institutions between 31 October and 31 December 2005 in their respective countries. It is intended to establish transnational collaborative research projects on a specific area within flood risk management research called:

“Risk assessment and risk management: Effectiveness and efficiency of non-structural flood risk management measures”.

The following partner institutions from the CRUE consortium intend to finance the research projects initiated by this call:

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), England
  • The Scottish Executive, Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SE-ERAD), Scotland
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), Spain
  • Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development (MEDD), France
Funding is granted according to countries. This means that each European funding organisation involved funds its own national research institutions or companies collaborating in the joint research projects according to national funding rules.

Therefore, the call is divided into two parts:
1. A common section, which is published within all partner countries participating in the pilot call in the same form (Preamble and part A, “Common Regulations”)

2. National regulations, which are individually published by the funding institutions only in their countries (part B, “Specific Regulations”).

2. Call Text - Preamble and Common Regulations

Use the following link to download the common sections of the call text (Preamble and part A, “Common Regulations”)

3. Contact Information of the National Funding Organisations and Links to National Calls

Please find the contact information of the participating funding organisations and the links to the national announcements of the pilot call below. These announcements comprise the full call text, including the individual national regulations of part B “Specific Regulations”.

The announcements are supplied in the sequence of publication within the partner countries (31 December, 2005, at the latest).



Date of
Link to National Call
Spain L.Candela
Tel:(+34-93) 4016868
25/11/2005 National Call Link
Germany Dr. Thomas Deppe
Tel:+49 (0) 351 463-31443
28/11/2005 National Call Link
France Elodie Renouf
Tel:+ 33 4 72 20 86 21

National Call Link

United Kingdom - Scotland David Seaman
Tel:+44 (0) 131 244 4937
05/12/2005 National Call Link
United Kingdom Sebastian Catovsky
09/12/2005 National Call Link
Austria Andrea Moser
22/12/2005 National Call Link

4. Application Form

For the submission of project proposals, two forms have to be completed:

Form No.1 - Common Application Form: The form is to be completed in English and requires information on administrative details, a summary of the proposal, a list of work packages, calculated costs per partner and requested funding, time schedule and a detailed project description. The Common Application Form is to be sent to each of the national funding organisations involved in a collaborative project by the coordinator. It has to be submitted in printed and in electronic form (CD-ROM).

Form No.2 - National Application Form: Additionally, the individual project partners have to submit a proposal according to the national funding rules. For details, see part B “Specific Regulations” in the national calls.

Please consult your national call text for further details.