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Cofunded by the European Union

Pillar B aims at developing knowledge and innovation capacity to address the water challenges identified in the Water4All strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) through the pooling of financial resources from participating national and regional funding programmes.

Specific actions within Pillar B include the launch of Joint Transnational Calls (JTC) for research and innovation projects, Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) actions, knowledge hubs and Young Researchers Calls.

The main expected outputs of Pillar B are:

  • JTC calls on an annual basis, covering the themes of the SRIA.
  • Clustering of thematically-linked projects to enable the networking of teams and the sharing of knowledge.
  • Increased participation of stakeholders in funded projects to enhance the societal impact of Water4All’s activities.
  • Structure details (tasks and subtasks)


    B 1

    Scoping activities for the preparation of joint actions


    B 2

    Development & implementation of annual co-funded joint transnational calls


    Management of the annual joint calls.


    Call preparation and launch (documents and tools).


    Establishment of the Evaluation Panel and appointment of an Independent Observer.


    Proposal evaluation and selection process for the calls


    Call quality and risk control


    Monitoring and follow-up of the projects funded through the annual joint calls


    B 3

    Development & implementation of other joint actions


    Thematic Annual Programming (TAP).


    Call for interest for researchers to participate in the Knowledge Hubs (KH).


    Young Researchers Call.


The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.