Eligibility Criteria



Who can apply?



Co-applications from teams in Europe must include :


  • At least one collaborator from the art or design sectors,
  • At least one collaborator from the technology/ICT or engineering sectors.  
  • A team may consist of more than one co-applicant from each sector.
  • Submitted proposals will only be considered as eligible, if the proposing individual(s) have (or must be be prepared to set up) a legal entity.
  • At least the team leader must be a citizen or resident of one of the 28 countries in the European Union and associated non-EU countries. It is possible to have one or a few partners from outside the EU and associated countries.


Funding rules of the Horizon 2020 programme


The WEAR Sustain Open Call is bound by the sub-grant rules of the Horizon 2020 programme.


European SMEs or other legal entities can receive EU sub-grant funding via the WEAR Sustain project as follows:

  • European SMEs or other legal entities are defined in the European Commission REGULATION (EU) No 1290/2013, Art. 2.1(13) “‘legal entity’ means any natural person, or any legal person created and recognised as such under national law, Union law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations”.
  • Submissions considered for funding must come from SMEs, organisations, artists and designers or technologists from the European Union or associated countries (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia).


If you are not yet a qualifying as one of these above legal entities, if you are selected your team will be required to register as a legal entity in order to receive the funding to proceed with your project.