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Maximising the synergy of European research governance and innovation for climate action


Project timeline
June 2022
48 months
May 2026
General Information
MAGICA maximizes the synergies between infrastructure investments and initiatives of climate change research and innovation across the European Research Area (ERA) by building upon and further implementing the Mission of JPI Climate in support to the international and European climate agenda (including the European Green Deal and Adaptation Strategy). MAGICA aims to accelerate the development, provision and exchange of knowledge from research and innovation to inform and support policy-making and climate actions via a better coordination of on-going and future initiatives and a more efficient use of resources. MAGICA will be based on circular and iterative interactions among the strategic, scientific and societal components of climate change research and innovation. A scientific arena will be created to enhance the debate and discussion within the scientific community on climate R&I priorities that will be synthesized in a Joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on climate change for ERA 2025-2034. In addition, the creation of a regular forum with European Ministries of Research and Climate and other funding bodies will foster the coordination of the different national research policies in order to meet the ERA-wide priorities and needs identified by the scientific community. Finally, a multi-directional dialogue with different relevant social actors (from policy-makers to the younger generation) will be enhanced through different international conferences (e.g. ECCA, Climate Neutrality Forum), workshops and other innovative formats in order to inform citizens but also to detect the social needs concerning the transition to climate-neutrality and climate science. They will be incorporated into scientific community’s priorities for research, thus closing the feedback loop.

Hereon’s main contribution is in two work packages, where the aim of work package ‘Realizing the ERA’ is to support the effective realization of a European Research Area (ERA) for the climate science base mainly by the community driven co-development of a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and a corresponding implementation framework. The main objective of the other work package ‘Science-Policy-Society Dialogue’ Hereon is contributing to is to accelerate and enhance the reach of the exchange of knowledge between science and innovation with policy and society, including practitioners in private and public sectors by means of organizing large international conferences such as the European Climate Change Adapation (ECCA) Conferences in 2023 and 2025 and other formats such as the thematic Knowledge Hubs.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01-03
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action (CSA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101056920
Co-ordinatorFondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneosui Cambiamenti Climatici (IT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jörg Cortekar, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Phone: +49 40 22633 8445
E-mail contact
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Agence Nationale de la Recherche (FR), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), Climate Change Centre Austria (AT), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR (DE), Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (IE), FCIENCIAS.ID - Associacao Para A Investigacao E Desenvolvimento De Ciencias (PT), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Forskningsrådet För Miljö, Areella Näringar Och Samhällsbyggande (SE), Green Fund (GR), H FARM EDUCATION (IT), ICLEI European Secretariat Gmbh (ICLEI Europasekretariat) (DE), Innoviris: l'institut bruxellois pour la recherche et l'innovation (BE), Institut Royal Meteorologique de Belgique (BE), Joint Programming Initiative On Healthy And Productive Seas And Oceans (BE), Met Office (UK), Research Council of Norway (NO), Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BE), Stichting Wageningen Research (NL), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UK), Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (AT), University College Cork (IE), University of Exeter (UK), University of Reading (UK)
MAGICA website
Last Update: 03. November 2022