The EDENE doctoral programme

The EDENE program, laureate of the H2020 Marie Curie COFUND calls for projects, will finance PhD projects proposing innovative solutions for energy and the environment in the broad sense in the disciplines for which the UPPA, the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, is recognized: in Sciences and Technologies and in Social and Human Sciences.

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The 1st call for applications ran from 25 January to 13 April 2021. See the list

The 2nd call for applications ran from December 9, 2021 to April, 4, 2022. See the list 

The 3rd call for applications ran from 10 December 2022 to 15 March 2023. See the list

The primary goal of EDENE, the European doctoral program in Energy and Environment, is to train at the highest level 30 international doctoral students who will carry out their research activities in the fields of energy and the environment.
These researchers will be offered the opportunity to be part of a very strong academic-industrial network and to benefit from quality training with a triple approach (international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary).

Key figures

  • 30 doctoral students selected, in three cohorts of 10 doctoral students

  • Duration of the program of 5 years (2021-2026)

  • Total budget of 4.6 M€, including 2.4 M€ from the European Commission

  • 9 public and private partners


Contribute to a more sustainable environment

EDENE's ambition is to create a working dynamic around innovative subjects and to develop new international collaborations in the disciplines for which the UPPA is recognized: in Sciences and Technologies (mathematics, geosciences, ecology, oceanography, engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, mechanics…) as well as in Social and Human Sciences (social sciences, economics, law, geography…).

For this, the 5-year project will finance30 high-potential international researchers who will each carry out their doctoral studies over 3 years. Three cohorts of 10 doctoral students will thus be able to obtain their PhDs at the UPPA thanks to the EDENE program.

In the current context of climate emergency and energy transition, integrating the EDENE doctoral program within the UPPA means participating in the deepening of knowledge in these fields by being a driving force for innovative research subjects.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of interdisciplinary and applied research on the impacts of climate change. Participating in EDENE therefore means contributing to the implementation of a more sustainable environment.


EDENE, an H2020 Marie Curie COFUND project

The EDENE Project is one of the 8 French COFUND projects selected to be funded in the 2019 call for projects.

EDENE therefore meets the principles of the "3I" of a Marie Curie COFUND project:

  • Interdisciplinarity: thesis projects are collaborative between the two UPPA doctoral schools and the associated research laboratories.

  • Intersectorality: establishment of a partnership with a non-academic actor (internship, mentoring, secondment).

  • Internationality: the program is aimed at young international researchers, who may do part of their research abroad at UPPA partner universities such as, for example, the University of Zaragoza.

Supported by Gilles Carbou (professor of Applied Mathematics at UPPA), in conjunction with the doctoral schools, the EDENE project will last 5 years from September 2021, and has a total budget of 4.6 million euros. It is co-financed by the European Union to the tune of 2.4 million euros.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program un-der the Marie Skłodowska Curie actions, Grant Agreement No. 945416.