Why the EU supports research and innovation in this area
Nitrogen and phosphorus are vital for plant growth and are therefore used as fertiliser.
They are also emitted through combustion processes in transport and industry. But when they enter the environment in too large quantities, they end up polluting our soils, water and air, causing considerable environmental damage.
At a global level nitrogen and phosphorus are already exceeding safe planetary boundaries, representing a severe threat to life on Earth as well as to the climate. Europe makes a considerable contribution to this form of pollution.
Research and innovation is needed to establish how the EU can move to living within safe planetary boundaries for nitrogen and phosphorus, and identify ways to get there.
More on how EU research and innovation tackles nitrogen and phosphorus pollution
On this page you can find more information, the work programme and a link to circular economy-related calls
Recovery and resilience facility
Loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by EU countries for a sustainable recovery
European Structural and Investment Funds
Environment research related calls may be found in this programme, particularly in the European regional development fund.
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
The ECBF is part-funded by the Commission and invests in late-stage bioeconomy start-ups
Funding supporting the deployment of biobased solutions in carbon intensive sectors
The EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action
Projects and results
Research project database (CORDIS)
The Commission's primary portal for the results of EU-funded research projects
Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU
Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more
Horizon Results Platform
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships
Collaboration and jobs
Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)
BBI JU connects key biobased sectors to ultimately create a sustainable and competitive biobased economy in Europe
26 participants from 24 countries working towards the climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils
Find project partners
Find partners for open EU calls for proposal
Researcher jobs in the field of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution
Scientific publications, tools and databases
EU publications portal
Online library of EU research publications on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution
Scientific research publications on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE
EU Open Data Portal
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes