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What are the ProBleu calls?

ProBleu funding is all about schools taking the lead in teaching kids about protecting our oceans and freshwater. Over three years, ProBleu will offer support to at least 100 schools for exciting projects. Schools can get up to 10,000 euros for projects that last up to a year.

The ProBleu funding initiative supports primary and secondary schools as essential champions in educating children and youth about blue sustainability and safeguarding marine and freshwater ecosystems. Educational institutions are invited to seek grants of up to 10,000 euros to support water literacy and citizen science projects that can extend for up to 12 months.

Check the calendar

Check here the relevant dates of the ProBleu call now open.

How to Apply?


Download the Call for proposals

Consult the bases to understand and prepare your project.

Prepare your answers

2. Prepare your answers for the online application form and attach the following documents to the form in English:


Fill in the online form

Fill in the online form by 30/04/2024 at 17:00 CET (Brussels time).

Don’t wait until the last minute! Submit your proposal in advance to ensure it won’t be affected by potential internet/other technical issues close to the deadline.


Once your proposal is submitted, you'll receive a confirmation email

If it doesn’t show up in your inbox, it means your proposal hasn’t gone through. In such cases, you can file a complaint via Explain the issue and attach your proposal (and, if possible, some screenshots) to help us understand what happened.

Important notes regarding language

  • Candidates need to complete all application parts in English. If you’re not confident in English, don’t worry! You can draft your application in your own language and use automatic translation tools to convert it into English. Just remember, the ProBleu evaluation process doesn’t focus on perfect English; we care more about your proposal following the call guidelines and meeting the evaluation criteria.
  • Our online application form and project description template come equipped with a feature that can translate text into over 100 languages, but keep in mind that this automatic translation might not always be spot on. If there are any misunderstandings, it’s not ProBleu’s fault. The original English content provided by ProBleu will always be the valid and legally binding text.

Who can participate?

This call is open to primary and secondary-level schools in the EU-27 Member States and associated countries. Consult the call bases of the call to see if your country is one of them.

While grants are awarded to schools as legal entities, active participation from students, teachers, school leaders, and other stakeholders is encouraged.

Projects should promote engagement in Blue Sustainability topics, fostering collaboration among various stakeholders, seeking partnerships with other schools, and ensuring equal opportunities for all participants.

Call guidelines and resources

Call for Proposals (English)
Project description template (English)
Project description Example (English)
Declaration of Honour template (English)
Fact-sheet summarising the call (English)
Fact-sheet summarising the call


Funding up € 10,000 for schools with projects to improve Water & Ocean Literacy and join Network of European Blue Schools.

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