You can apply to the Call for Expression of Interest for new partnerships.
Through this call, regional authorities and/or quadruple helix actors with a mandate from their regional authority can submit an application to the Commission expressing their interest to form a new S3 partnership. To support the preparation of your application, you can consult the guidance for applicants as well as read carefully eligibility criteria and conditions.
Please note that the call is open for application until 16 June 2023. However, the application form to set up a new partnership is open continuously via the online application linked above, with a second cut-off date on 30 September 2023. This means that you can always submit an application, but this will be evaluated by the Commission only twice in 2023, by 16 June (first batch of applications) and by 30 September (second batch of applications). Evaluation results will be communicated to applicants according to this timeline.
Besides expressing interest to form a new S3 partnership, you might also consider the following opportunities:
Finally, we would like to remind you that the S3 CoP Secretariat is available for any assistance you might need, including as regards the application processes mentioned above. The Secretariat is in charge of coordinating the S3 Community of Practice, the EU central hub on guidance, networking, support and peer-learning on S3. Should you have any questions on the partnership application process, we would invite you to seek S3 CoP Secretariat’s support at firstname.lastname@example.org, with DG MARE S3 (MARE-S3-SBE@ec.europa.eu) in copy of your request.
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To register for this call, please click here.