Open calls

CHIST-ERA is a consortium of research funding organisations in Europe and beyond supporting use-inspired basic research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) or at the interface between ICT and other domains. The CHIST-ERA consortium is itself supported by Horizon Europe within the European Innovation Council’s Pathfinder programme. CHIST-ERA promotes novel and multidisciplinary research with the potential to lead to significant technology breakthroughs in the long term. The funding organisations jointly support high risk and high impact research projects selected in the framework of CHIST-ERA, in order to reinforce European capabilities in promising new or emerging ICT or ICT related research topics.

In November 2022, the Consortium launched its annual Call for Proposals. The Call is open for proposals on the following topics: 1) Security and Privacy in Decentralised and Distributed Systems (SPiDDS), 2) Machine Learning-based Communication Systems, towards Wireless AI (WAI).

The Croatian Science Foundation joined the Call upon invitation by the Consortium and Croatian research teams are now eligible to apply to the Call as part of transnational consortia. N.B.: Croatian teams are only eligible to apply in Topic 2) Machine Learning-based Communication Systems, towards Wireless AI (WAI).

The Call is open for transnational consortia consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of six partners from at least three countries participating in the Call. Each partner shall receive funding from its competent research funding organization. The Croatian Science Foundation is able to fund one research team from Croatia.

Text of the Call and eligibility conditions are available at the following link:

Call deadline: 2 February 2023

Specific eligibility requirements for Croatian partners have been defined in the document "Factsheet-Croatia-CHIST-ERA 2022".

After the project consortium submits their joint application, Croatian team leaders are required to send additional documents to the Croatian Science Foundation:

Organization Support Form (in Croatian)
Data Management Plan (in Croatian)

These documents should be delivered by 6 February 2023.

For further information, please contact the Head of the Department for International Cooperation Ms Jasminka Boljević at

Future calls

Several calls will be funded from the National Recovery and Resilience Programme (more detail available on our Croatian site)

Other new calls will be announced when we secure sufficient funds for their implementation.