Prof. Dr. Meltem UCAL

 Horizon2020
 Development and Cooperation


: Aug 7, 2018


About Me

A number of projects have been completed from EU-H2020, Erasmus +, UNDP, ERANET, COST action and other funding sources. I have just received funding from H2020 MSCA-RISE 2020 as a coordinator (AI4LABOUR: Reshaping labour force participation with Artificial Intelligence Project). I managed international prestigious projects, some of them are UNDP, H2020 and others EU project and I'm involved in various projects as a referee such as ERANET-Plus, H2020-Energy Calls, H2020-COST Action, TUBITAK (Science and Technology Council of Turkey) as well. My project "Raising Awareness in Energy Efficiency of Household Appliances and Climate Change” funded by UNDP in 2014 elected as a success story in the world and published in 4 languages (Turkish, English, French and Spanish) in the UNDP ; I received academic award due to my successful project on energy issues in 2017 for “Energy Efficiency” delivered by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry.

COMPLETED AND ONGOING PROJECTS

2021 - 2025 - Coordinator - H2020 - MSCA-RISE  - “AI4LABOUR - Reshaping labor force participation with Artificial Intelligence” 

2020 - 2024 - Partner - Erasmus+ KA2 CBHE - “ENGINE – Engineering curricula modernization in renewable energy in Albanian Universities"

2017 – 2019 - Coordinator - “Macroeconomic Factors Influencing Real Estate Markets on Several Counts in Istanbul” funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant (BAP-07)

2017 - 2018 - Coordinator - “Increase Awareness of Public Understanding Through Building Stakeholder Capacity on National Climate Action” funded by Capacity Building in the Field of Climate Change in EU-Turkey Grant Scheme ;

2017 – 2018 - Coordinator - “Climate Change and Green Dimension: Green Economy, Green Growth”, funded by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation.

2018 - Researcher – “Turkish Public Preferences for Energy-3”, funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant.

2017 – 2021 –- Management Committee - European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (ENGAGER 2017-2021) is a research network funded via the H2020 European Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) scheme.

2017 - Researcher - “Turkish Public Preferences for Energy-2”, funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant (BAP-06)

2016 - Researcher - “Turkish Public Preferences for Energy-1”, funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant (BAP-04) 

2014 - Coordinator - “Raising Awareness in Energy Efficiency of Household Appliances and Climate Change”, funded by UNDP (EVÜDP PIMS 4014 UNDP/GEF – Market Transformation of energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project, Project was a success story in the world.

2012 – 2013 - Researcher – “Analysis of Investment Policies and Suggestions for Foreign Direct Investment Incentives”, funded by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. (Türkiye'de Yatırım Politikalarının Analizi ve Doğrudan Yabancı Yatırımların Teşviki için Öneriler, İstanbul Ticaret Odası)

2012 - Researcher - (Awareness Survey for Sustainable Quality of Life in Urban Transformation) İktisadi Araştırmalar Vakfı (İAV) tarafından yürütülen “Kentsel Dönüşümde Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Kalitesi İçin Farkındalık Araştırması”, funded by Istanbul Development Agency

2012 - 2013 - Coordinator – “Gender Wage Gap at University”, funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant (BAP) (“Üniversitelerde Toplumsal Cinsiyetin Etkisi: Türkiye’deki Kadın ve Erkek Akademisyenlerin Ücret Farklılığı Üzerine Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çalışma”, Kadir Has Üniversitesi, BAP Projesi, 2012 – 2013) 

2007 - 2008 - Coordinator – “An Empirical Comparison of Model Selection Criteria in Univariate and Multivariate Regression”, funded by Kadir Has University Scientific Research Project Grant (BAP)

SUPPORT FOR PROJECT SUBMISSION AND WRITING

Supported by TUBITAK-EU-H2020 Framework Programmes:

Coordinator - 2019, H2020- MSCA-RISE – 2019 “Reshaping labor force participation with Artificial Intelligence” Support for Project submission and writing process funded by TUBITAK-EU-H2020 Framework programs.

- Project Writing Support (2019)

- Travel Support for Consortium Activities (2019)

FUNDED ACTIVITY PROJECT

2017 – Energy Efficiency Area Thematic Training, funded by TUBITAK-EU H2020 Framework Programs, Travel ;

2016 – Focused Group Training-Proposal Development, funded by TUBITAK-EU H2020 Framework Programs, Travel Support

2016 - Science with and For Society, funded by TUBITAK-EU H2020 Framework Programs, Travel Support.

Fields of Expertise:

 Technology Transfer
 Low-Carbon Economy
 Energy Efficiency
 Renewable Energy
 Economics
 Industrial Design
 Project Development
 Project Planning
 Artificial Intelligence
 Green Deal

Ideas in Progress

Calls Followed

 Marine and Coast
 
 Maritime Affaires and Fisheries
 
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Sustainable Transport
 
 Maritime transport
 
 INTERREG
 
I. Contenu général de l’Appel Le Programme de coopération transfrontalière Italie-France Maritime 2014-2020 (ci-après dénommé « le Programme »), cofinancé par le Fonds européen de développement régional (FEDER), approuvé sur Décision de la Commission européenne numéro C(2015) 4102 du 11 juin 2015 concerne cinq régions de deux États membres (Italie et France): S ...
Deadline Jan 30, 2023   - 796 days
 Smart Cities
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Digital Economy
 
 Sustainable Transport
 
 Video Games
 
 Digital Society
 
 Internet of Things (IoT)
 
 Smart Mobility
 
 Artificial Intelligence
 
 Defence & Cybersecurity
 
The aim of the contest is to develop a location-based solution, such as mobile application, wearable-based solution, asset management, tracking solution, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing.   THE CHALLENGE Each participating team shall propose a solution targeting one of the following innovation areas:   Crisis & Emergency response ...
Deadline Dec 15, 2020   - 20 days
 Social Innovation
 
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Disadvantaged People
 
 Education and Training
 
 Higher Education
 
 Erasmus+
 
 Youth Exchanges
 
The 2021-2027 EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport proposed by the European Commission on 30 May 2018 (hereafter the Programme) has not yet been adopted by the European legislators. However, this call for accreditation is published to facilitate the application of potential beneficiaries of Union grants as soon as the legal basis is adopted by the European legislators. This Cal ...
Deadline Dec 31, 2021   - 402 days
 Agriculture
 
 Biodiversity
 
 Rural Development
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Education and Training
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The Green Deal explicitly calls to “reduce the incidence and extent of forest fires”. It also calls “to boost the EU’s ability to predict and manage environmental disasters” as an immediate priority. Large-scale and more intense wildfires are becoming an increasing concern. Fire is a natural component in many ecosystems across Europe but more and more Europeans suffer direct ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Agriculture
 
 Agrifood
 
 Biodiversity
 
 Maritime Affaires and Fisheries
 
 Environment
 
 International Cooperation
 
 Education and Training
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Every additional half-degree of global warming may inflict a new order of magnitude of harmful consequences on planetary health as well as economic and social cohesion. The failure of economic, financial and industrial policies to sufficiently mitigate and adapt to climate change is more than ever a primary concern for societies worldwide[1]. Europe’s commitment to accelerat ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Rural Development
 
 Innovation
 
 Social Innovation
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Research
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: All areas of the European Green Deal, from climate action to zero pollution, require citizens’ active support at all stages of the transitions. Workable solutions, accepted and taken-up at scale, can only be found through the active participation of all concerned. This is particularly the case of complex issues with diverging views or interests at stake, such as the rural-ur ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Biodiversity
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The active role of citizens and their direct involvement is essential to address climate change and other human actions harming the environment on land, air and sea. Changes in citizen’s and consumer’s behaviours towards more sustainable patterns can happen through education, awareness raising, citizen science, observation and monitoring of their environmental impacts, civic ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Biodiversity
 
 Rural Development
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Citizenship
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Education and Training
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: All areas of the European Green Deal, from climate action to zero pollution, require considerable changes in societal practices and in the behaviour of individuals, communities, and public and private organisations. These changes concern, for example, mobility behaviour, minimising traffic-related emissions and energy/resource consumption, protecting or restoring biodiversit ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Biodiversity
 
 Bioenergy
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The European Green Deal expects to transform Europe into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy with no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050. To decarbonise Europe, land-based and offshore renewables must become the main energy source, while keeping the stability and resilience of the European Energy System. Research and ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Rural Development
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: This action responds to the Joint Communication for a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa[1] adopted on 9/3/2020, which highlights that innovation is key to enable African countries to pursue sustainable pathways to development through a low-carbon, climate resilient and green growth trajectory, leapfrogging fossil fuel technologies. It will contribute to the present R&I Part ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Innovation
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Transport
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Research
 
 Project Management
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The European long term decarbonisation strategy (LTS) “A Clean Planet for All” published by the European Commission in November 2018 refers to the potential key role of hydrogen in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors, such as industry, cement, steel, and also contributing to decarbonisation of heavy duty and long distance transport. To help achieve the climate neutrality ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Innovation
 
 Raw Materials
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Greening of industrial and energy production, storage and distribution[1] by use of CO2 emissions from industrial processes. The challenge is to sustainably convert CO2 emissions from industrial processes into synthetic fuels and chemicals utilising renewable energy driven processes with novel, highly optimised and energy efficient catalytic systems. This has the potentia ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Social Innovation
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Social Housing
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Robotics
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: With rising focus on the building sector (e.g. the ‘renovation wave’ initiative of the European Green Deal) in view of the full decarbonisation by 2050, the built environment remains a strategic domain for R&I. The priority is the design and construction of new or retrofitting of existing buildings as zero-emission/zero-pollution[1], positive energy-houses in sustainable gre ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Biodiversity
 
 Rural Development
 
 Raw Materials
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Boosting circularity is part of the policy response to address systemic crisis such as climate change, pollution, waste generation, and biodiversity loss. Circular economy can play an important role in the EU’s recovery from the adverse socio-economic and environment impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, by providing systemic solutions for sustainable growth and economic recovery. ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Sustainable Transport
 
 Tourism
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Smart Mobility
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: A clear commitment of the European Green Deal is that “transport should become drastically less polluting”, highlighting in particular the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in aviation and waterborne transport. In aviation, traffic volumes are expected to increase significantly by 2050 and the sector is already generating 14% of the EU GHG emissions from t ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Agriculture
 
 Biodiversity
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Rural Development
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Underpinned by knowledge in the latest IPCC and IPBES reports, large-scale ecosystem restoration is urgent – the window of opportunity is closing rapidly. It needs a systemic approach to deliver tangible benefits on the European Green Deal actions for climate (mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction), biodiversity, zero pollution and sustainable food systems (from ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Agriculture
 
 Aquaculture
 
 Food Safety
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Maritime Affaires and Fisheries
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: European food is recognised as being safe, nutritious and of high quality. It should now also become the global standard for sustainability. Although the transition to more sustainable systems is in its infancy, it remains a big challenge to feed a fast-growing world population and steer food systems within a safe and just operating space - encompassing planetary health, eco ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Disadvantaged People
 
 Environment
 
 Cosmetics
 
 Pharmaceuticals
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Under ‘Towards a zero-pollution ambition for a toxic free environment’, the European Green Deal will propose a new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, aiming at better protection of both humans and the environment against hazardous chemicals. In addition, there is growing concern about the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment[1]. Humans, wildlife and domest ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Innovation
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Consumer Protection
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: A recent Eurobarometer survey (2020) showed that a large majority of respondents are worried about the impact on their health of chemicals present in everyday products. There is also solid scientific evidence substantiating health and environmental concerns related to chemicals. The European Green Deal includes a commitment to a zero-pollution ambition for a toxic-free envir ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Innovation
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Education and Training
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The urgency and the scale of Green Deal challenges require the mobilisation and advancement of world-class scientific capacities and resources such as those offered by European Research Infrastructures. They will contribute to the transition towards a climate neutral Europe, targeting at least 50% emissions reduction by 2030. As a pilot under Horizon 2020, activities will fo ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Aquaculture
 
 Marine and Coast
 
 Innovation
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 IT
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: Fit for purpose and sustained ocean and sea observations are essential for understanding and forecasting ocean behaviour. Measures to protect marine social-ecological systems and support the blue economy are based on these insights and forecasts. 10-20 years ago, marine data from these observations were difficult to find, only accessible through long and sometimes costly neg ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Innovation
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Climate Sciences
 
 Research
 
 Pollution
 
 Green Deal
 
Specific Challenge: The science underpinning the European Green Deal has outlined what is at stake in terms of the impacts of climate change, the need to adapt to them, and the need to pursue decarbonisation pathways towards net zero. However, the challenges of mitigation and adaptation will ultimately be met by business and investors, government, and citizens. These actors therefore need to be ...
Deadline Jan 26, 2021   - 62 days
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Smart Cities
 
 Digital Economy
 
 IT Applications
 
 Digital Culture
 
 Digital Society
 
 Internet of Things (IoT)
 
 Smart Mobility
 
 Artificial Intelligence
 
Open Call 2 GENERAL INFORMATION:  Open date: 22nd September, 2020  Close date: 15th December (5pm, CET)  Call acceptance: February, 2021  Call identifier: DigiFed02 call  Proposal language: English    Two tracks: Application Experiments and Digital Challenges   APPLICATION EXPERIMENTS Application Experiments (AEs) are the core activity of DigiFed. This pathway directly suppor ...
Deadline Dec 15, 2020   - 20 days
 Forest Resources
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 Environmental protection
 
 Environmental Law
 
 Public Safety
 
 Pollution
 
The objective of the action is to strengthen the fight against organised crime in particular environmental crime. The action aims to gather intelligence and develop a better understanding of trends and flows of environmental crimes. Alongside supporting the stated objectives of the EU Policy Cycle, the action aims to improve data and develop the existing exchanges of information between existing E ...
Deadline Dec 17, 2020   - 23 days
 Accelerators
 
 Clusters
 
 Enterprise and Industry
 
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Start Up
 
 International Cooperation
 
 COSME
 
 Business Development
 
The main objective of 'Clusters Go International' is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectorial boundaries, and to support the establishment of 'European Strategic Cluster Partnerships' to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest in non-EU countries. Deadline: 2 December 2020 Call number: COS-CLUSINT-2020-3-01 The aim ...
Deadline Dec 2, 2020   - 7 days
 Web-Entrepreneurship
 
 Digital Economy
 
 IT
 
 IT Applications
 
 Open Source
 
 Digital Society
 
 Web
 
 Defence & Cybersecurity
 
Purpose of the call Recent advances in research technology have led to a vast increase in data volumes produced by life science research. These datasets, many arising from large-scale screening projects, are beyond what can be handled, shared and analysed using classical tools and often contain treasure troves of data beyond what was analysed in the initial project. Making available data, tools ...
Deadline Dec 22, 2020   - 28 days
 Fisheries and Food
 
 Food Safety
 
 IT
 
 Digital Culture
 
 Research
 
 Consumer Protection
 
 Digital Society
 
 Blockchain
 
 High Performance Computing
 
 Artificial Intelligence
 
1. GRANT OPPORTUNITY AND CONDITIONS2 1.1 LEGAL FRAMEWORK Article 36 of the Regulation (EC) 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety foresees the possibility to financially support networking of o ...
Deadline Jan 15, 2021   - 51 days
 Construction Industry
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Construction Technology
 
 Interregional cooperation
 
 Euro-Mediterranean Relations
 
 INTERREG
 
Introduction The Interreg MED programme is one of the instruments for the implementation of the EU cohesion policy. With this policy the EU pursues harmonious development across the Union by strengthening its economic, social and territorial cohesion. In coherence with the available budget and the large geographical coverage, the Interreg MED programme aims to strengthen transnational and re ...
Deadline Dec 15, 2020   - 20 days
 Social Innovation
 
 Citizenship
 
 Regional Policy
 
 Cohesion Policy
 
 Policy Evaluation and Governance
 
 Social and Welfare
 
1. INTRODUCTION – BACKGROUND This is a call for proposals for funding information measures within the meaning of Article 58 (1) (f) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 from appropriations in the 2020 budget as announced by Commission Decision C(2020) 305 of 27.1.20201. The political agenda of the European Union for the next years includes decisions of major importance for the future of the EU: a ...
Deadline Jan 21, 2021   - 57 days
 Agriculture
 
 Bioenergy
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Biofuels
 
Summary In this joint call, ERA-NET Bioenergy aims to fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Funding will be offered to excellent proposals that provide clear added value through cooperation of partners in at least two (preferably more) participating countries. Novelty beyond the state of the art in the bioenergy value ...
Deadline Jun 8, 2021   - 195 days
 International Cooperation
 
 EU Strategy Baltic Sea Region
 
 INTERREG
 
The 1st Mini Call for proposals of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 will be open from 2 November 2020 to 16 December 2020. The main characteristics and requirements of the Call: - directed to ongoing projects within all Specific Objectives (extension of the project under implementation), - thematic fields for projects’ extension: •    extending the project’s scope to create ad ...
Deadline Dec 16, 2020   - 21 days