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5 July 2024

Upcoming BlueLightS Funding Call for Schools

We are excited to announce the first BlueLightS funding call, opening in September 2024, to support innovative ocean and water literacy programs in primary and secondary schools, including vocational schools, across Europe.

What Types of Projects Can Apply

Eligible projects must:

  1. Promote and contribute to the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” objectives.
  2. Strengthen the Network of European Blue Schools (NEBS) and meet at least five mandatory criteria of the EU4Ocean Coalition.
  3. Encourage collaborative learning via eTwinning, fostering intercultural learning and a European dimension.
  4. Engage students, youth, teachers, school leaders, and the wider school community in ocean and water literacy and sustainability efforts.


  1. Call Opening: September 2024
  2. Deadline for Submission: November 2024

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include public or private schools with legal status and accreditation from the appropriate administrative authority, offering an official curriculum for primary or secondary education (including vocational education and training up to ISCED level 3) within the EU-27 Member States or associated third countries under Horizon Europe.

Project Duration

Projects must have a duration of 2 to 5 months.


The maximum grant budget per project is €3000.

Stay tuned for more information!