Grants for communication and information activities on matters within the remit of the State Secretariat for the EU

19.03.2020. As a consequence of the declaration of a state of alert for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, terms are suspended and the deadlines for the processing of procedures by public sector entities are interrupted. The calculation of terms will be resumed at the moment that the Royal Decree loses its validity or, if applicable, the extensions thereof. The validity of the Royal Decree is 15 calendar days from its publication in the BOE.

The new closing date of the procedure at Headquarters will be from 24:00 on 25 March to 24:00 on 9 April 2020, unless the state of alarm is extended

This procedure makes it possible to apply for grants to finance activities related to the European Union, taking place during the year 2020, from the time when the grant is known until 30 September 2020, in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

To apply for a grant, you must submit the forms and documents referred to in point 5 of the call for proposals.

Applications may be submitted electronically via the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation:


Any natural or legal person, not belonging to the public sector, legally constituted, who, in any case, meets and is able to prove the following requirements:

  • No profit-making activity.
  • Compliance with tax and Social Security obligations, in accordance with the provisions of Article 22 of Royal Decree 887/2006 of 21 July.
  • To have sufficient means and capacity to carry out the activities and to guarantee compliance with the objectives set out in those activities.
  • Not be covered by any of the cases set out in Article 13(2) and (3) of Law 38/2003 of 17 November 2003 on the prohibition on obtaining public aid or subsidies.

Limit: The maximum amount of the grant requested may not exceed 15% of the total expenditure authorized to finance the call, set this year at 279,540.00

Contact: Finnova Foundation:

EIC Accelerator call for green companies – Green Deal

This specific EIC Accelerator call contributes to the implementation of the Green Deal objectives. It aims to encourage impact investment by supporting the development and market implementation of innovations that can put our socioeconomic systems on a more sustainable path. Projects must support the implementation of the Green Deal by contributing significantly (and proposals must quantitatively estimate that contribution) to at least one of the following sustainability objectives:

  1. Clean energy
  2. A sustainable industry
  3. Build and Renovate
  4. Sustainable mobility
  5. Biodiversity
  6. From the farm to the table
  7. Removing contamination

It is a call for proposals from 0.5 to 2.5M euros and is aimed at SMEs, start-ups, spin-offs established in European Union member countries or associated countries.

Type of aid: Non-refundable grant

Equipment available: 303.000.000 €

For more information: contact Finnova Foundation (

The next EU LIFE Information and Networking day will be online, as a precaution, due to Coronavirus

19.03.2020. The European Commission is organising a Virtual Information Day on the LIFE 2020 call for project proposals. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, as a precautionary measure, this event will now be a virtual conference, on 30 April 2020.

The event is open to potential applicants submitting project proposals on green technology, nature protection and climate action.

Centro Ibérico para la Investigación y Lucha contra Incendios Forestales (CILIFO) will be present, through the Finnova Foundation, at the next LIFE event as a project proposal on green technology, nature protection and climate action.

According to information on the website, the information session on the 2020 LIFE call will cover significant changes in the programme compared to previous years.

Main topics: Environmental technologies and solutions including water, waste, air quality, soil, forest, health, climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; nature conservation and biodiversity; climate and environmental governance and information initiatives.

To participate in the event:

Universities and companies will meet in a networking forum at the 6th Technology Transfer Event (VI Jornada de Transferencia de Tecnología)

The Andalusian Knowledge Agency (La Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento) together with the Public Audiovisual Foundation in Andalusia (Fundación Audiovisual Pública Andaluza) and OTRI Network of Andalusia (Red OTRI Andalucía) organize for the festival the 6th Technology Transfer Day (TTAndalucía) within the ICT and audio-visual sector, as the cinema festival in Malaga (XXIII Festival de Málaga de Cine en Español) will be held from march 13th to 22nd.

The event on the 17th march does not have a venue yet, but there will be other supporting entities that will help reaching more public and participation in the event. Some examples of entities are the AABAN (Business Angels Andalusian Association*), the WBAF (World Business Angels Forum), Genera India, PROMALAGA, the Space for Digital Content* and the PTA (Andalusian Science Park*).

The networking event will open with a new update: a technical work session with two Business Angels investors that will present financial instruments, different from the traditional ones, as tools for the development and scalability of projects.

The main target is to create a forum where universities and companies can meet. Professionals, companies, groups and investigation centres of the sector will set bilateral meetings to establish agreements for technology cooperation related to the last innovations in the sector.


*Asociación Andaluza de Business Angels

* Polo de Contenidos Digitales

* Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía


Type of alert: Call. | End date: 31/12/2020.

The aid line for the replacement of fossil fuel boilers with forest biomass boilers is aimed at replacing systems, installations and infrastructure, of heat production from fossil fuels, by others that use forest biomass (chips and pellets) , in public or private centers that provide basic services to the population. The ultimate purpose of this expense is to contribute to the innovation and mitigation of climate change as well as the adaptation to it and the environment by replacing boilers so that the energy efficiency of buildings is improved, at the same time it promotes the sustainable use of the mountains, favouring its cleaning, fire prevention and the development of rural municipalities.

More information.