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EraNet call for proposals on Assessment of Cross(X)-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation

The ERA-NET AXIS is a network of 10 funding organisations from 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Moldava, Norway, Spain, Sweden) that has been created to promote cross-boundary, cross-community research with the overall goal to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it to societal needs. To this effect, AXIS aims to bring together international expertise in the areas of this Call for Proposals and work on overcoming boundaries between science communities through inter- or transdisciplinary research projects.

The present joint call will be funded by AXIS partners with an indicative budget of 15 – 17 Mio. € to support research projects of a duration of three years. AXIS is co-funded as an ERA-NET Co-fund action under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Grant Agreement number 776608). The anticipated national and regional contributions available from each funding agency are listed on the AXIS webpage

AXIS is a successor of the ERA-NET on “European Research Area for Climate Services” (ERA4CS). Both are part of the efforts of JPI Climate to contribute to the implementation of the European Roadmap for Climate Services (see, in particular by improving “Integration of physical and socioeconomic data and information” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1a) and “establishing confidence in, and the role of uncertainty in climate services and decision-support systems” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1c).

AXIS seeks to enhance collaboration across science communities and promote integration of knowledge of a wide range of research disciplines contributing to the understanding of climate change and its impacts on natural systems and society. Integration is a core objective, especially with regard to bridging gaps and crossing boundaries between different bio-physical impact categories or systems, here called „sectors“* and between natural  and social sciences as well as humanities working on climate change impacts.

The scope of this AXIS call is structured into three interlinked thematic priorities (themes):

  1. Cross-sectoral and cross-scale climate change impact assessments
  2. Integration of biophysical climate change impacts estimates with economic models
  3. Developing pathways to achieve the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement, taking into account interactions with SDGs closely linked to SDG 13 (“climate action”)


*“Sectors” in the context of Theme 1 refer to impact categories or domains (systems), such as, but not limited to agriculture, forestry, hydrology, human health (e.g. vector-borne diseases, heat-related mortality), biomes / biodiversity, permafrost, fisheries and marine ecosystems, coastal infrastructure, energy supply and demand.

General information


Program Officer:  Johann MĂĽller

Release date of the call: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Deadline for submission of declaration of intent: Monday 18 June 2018 17:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday 8 October 2018 17:00