Open Call for Community Experiments

Do you have an idea to support the Just Transition process in your country? Do you have an idea to systematically address challenges that your community is facing? Do you need funding and support for your experiment?

The Community Lab 2022 is launching an Open Call to support community experiments that aim at
overcoming existing barriers in Just Transition in Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania.

The Community Lab 2022 is an initiative funded by EIT Climate-KIC that aims to address the complex challenges of the energy transition, contributing to making it just, community-driven and focused on positive visions of sustainable development. It aims to strengthen the ecosystem of organizations, experts and leaders (formal and informal) in Central and Eastern Europe working towards the transition of coal-dependent regions to a zero-carbon economy. Based on previous editions of the Community Lab and the Post-Coal Future Lab platform, the focus is on coal-based regions in: Poland (Greater Poland, Silesia), Czech Republic (Moravia-Silesia) and Romania (Jiu Valley). In this edition the Community Lab partners are: EIT Climate-KIC, Agirre Lehendakaria Center, Wise Europa, Climate Vertical and Impact Hub Innovation.

Eligibility criteria

The experiments should be implemented in minimum one of the following coal regions:

  • Poland: Greater Poland, Silesia, Zagłębie Bełchatowskie
  • Czech Republic: Moravia-Silesia
  • Romania: Jiu Valley

Who can apply 

We are looking for applicants from civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, small and medium enterprises, research labs or incubators, educational institutions, groups of individuals/informal organizations from Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. 

  • Legal entities as well as natural personas/individuals are eligible to apply for this call

  • EIT Climate-KIC partners are not able to apply for this call

  • Creation of cohorts and partnerships will be valued for the selection of the experiments.

  • In case of cohorts and partnerships one organization is able to participate just in one application

Call timeline

  1. Call opens: 23rd November 2022 

  2. Call closes: 7th December 2022

  3. Participation in international conference: 15th December 2022

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