This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 195(e) of the Financial Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1046/2018 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013
The International Resource Panel (IRP) is a science-policy interface which aims to build and share the knowledge needed to improve the use of resources worldwide. The IRP was launched by the European Commission (COM(2005) 670) and set up in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Commission co-chairs the IRP’s Steering Committee, which guides its strategic direction, ensures policy relevance, helps setting the work programme, oversees budgets and provides advice on the scientific make-up of the Panel.
The EU will provide a financial contribution to the IRP to, inter alia, supporting the preparation and dissemination of IRP reports; facilitating the participation of scientists from the EU, Associated and Third countries in this process; communicating about IRP deliverables and findings; and to strength the synergies between Horizon 2020 outcomes and IRP publications. EU financial support to the IRP aims also at providing evidence to policy makers and other relevant stakeholders for timely, high-quality and policy-relevant information and strengthen the science-policy dialogue on sustainable use of resources.