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Open Call for Community Experiments

November 23, 2022

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

If you want to implement your experiment in minimum one of the following coal regions, apply now to the open call launched by The Community Lab 2022 – Post Coal Future Lab.:

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


One experiment from each country (Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania) will be selected. The experiments will be supported by accessing the funding up to 10,000 Euros for each experiment.

How to apply

Download the Application Form, complete it and send it via email at accelerator@theclimatevertical.com by December 7th, 2022.

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 Romania, Czech Republic, and Poland.  

If you have a legal entity or are a natural personas/individual, you 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

Call opens: 23rd November 2022 

Call closes: 7th December 2022

Participation in international conference: 15th December 2022

About the initiative

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 (Silesia-Moravia) and Romania (Jiu Valley). In this edition the Community Lab partners are: EIT Climate-KIC, Agirre Lehendakaria Center, Wise Europa, The Climate Vertical and Impact Hub Innovation.