Grants for schools

Submit your blue school project and receive funding

Grants for schools

Submit your blue school project and receive funding

Apply for the SHORE – Open call #1

Up to 10 000€
17 January – 20 March 2024, 17:00 (CET)
45 blue projects

Objectives

SHORE Open Calls aim to enhance the ocean literacy of primary and secondary students, educators, and schools, by empowering youth to become agents of change and
eco-citizens.

  • Mobilise students, teachers and other actors from the school ecosystem and the local community to co-design, co-develop and co-implement projects that can contribute to expand and broaden youth’s ocean & water literacy in a life-long run

  • Support educators in developing and utilising new and innovative teaching and learning resources based on Open Schooling methodologies and Blue Skills Curricula

Benefits

Serving as Country Hubs and regional experts SHORE project partners will mentor and guide the schools and students, about successful Blue Skills Curricula and project implementation through a series of meetings and best practices from targeted areas.

Get up to 10,000 €
for your blue project
Receive project mentorship and guidance
  • Introduce the public about your blue project on the SHORE platform

Schools supported by SHORE will be able to internationally share information about their funded projects via their profile at SHORE digital platform, an open-source virtual learning environment and education management system for Blue Skills Curricula and Ocean Literacy materials.

  • Receive “Ocean Ambassador of The Year” award

After each open call period, an online contest will be held at our digital platform to select the best school projects through a global, open for public competition. After the selection of the global winner, the school will be awarded as “Ocean Ambassador of The Year” and promoted as such via SHORE project website and social media.

Target Areas

The SHORE open calls cover 5 distinct regional areas.
Schools belonging to one of these areas can apply to receive funding.

Baltic Sea

Black Sea

Rhine River

Danube River

Mediterranean Sea

Target Areas

The SHORE open calls cover 5 distinct regional areas.
Schools belonging to one of these areas can apply to receive funding.

Baltic Sea

Black Sea

Rhine River

Danube River

Mediterranean Sea

SHORE Open Call #1

Timeline

  • Submission (17 January – 20 March at 17:00 CET)

  • Evaluation & Selection

  • Contracting

  • Schools Project Implementation

Requirements

Eligible topics

The SHORE – Open Call #1 is open to proposals that address at least one topic and subtopic of the open call

  • Sea-based activities
  • Biodiversity
  • Hazardous substances and marine litter

  • Climate change

  • Sustainable use of water resources

Eligible activities

The SHORE – Open Call #1 is open to proposals which include different types of activities aimed at primary and secondary schools’ students, teachers and/or parents of the school(s) concerned. Projects should include at least one of the following activities

• Workshops

• Meetings

• Trainings

• Exhibitions

• Conferences

• Meetntalks

• Competitions

• Virtual educational activities

• Field trips

• Local expeditions

• Technical trips

• Boat activities

• Virtual laboratories

• Laboratory trips

• Museum trips

• Technical field trips

• Laboratory testing and analysis of results

Who can apply

How to

apply

Other requirements

Please take a look at the other requirements for your blue project

If you are a already a member that’s great, if not don’t worry, at the time of application you don’t have to be an accredited member. According to SHORE’s rules – schools applying for SHORE’s Open Calls should be accredited members of the European Network of Blue Schools or aspire to become a member and will demonstrate how they intend to meet the prerequisites to become accredited members by the time of completion of the project.

Do you cooperate with other blue schools? SHORE Open Call #1 welcomes proposals submitted by schools which are open for collaboration/twinning (for instance, with other blue schools from the Network of European Blue Schools and those aspiring to become accredited members).

In the project proposal, please describe cooperation activities with other teachers and their students, designed to enable them the exchange of experiences, best practices and successful stories stemming from their blue projects and ocean literacy-driven actions.

SHORE – Open Call #1 is open to schools whose proposal includes a commitment to the European Climate Pact, leading to decarbonisation or at least to carbon neutrality of the project and school activities.