EU-ENPARD III: Supporting the Development of Livelihoods in Disadvantaged Rural Regions of Georgia

Deadline: 8 June 2018

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia (ENPARD III) –Support to the development of livelihoods in disadvantaged rural regions of Georgia” to improve economic opportunities (employment and employability), social integration, and the access to basic social services for the target population.

The objective of this call for proposals is to improve the economic and social integration of vulnerable households in disadvantaged rural regions of Georgia, including eco-migrants, conflict affected people (IDPs and their host communities) and ethnic minorities

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot 1: Support to the development of livelihoods in one self-governing rural community of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region
    • minimum amount: EUR1,900,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 2,000,000
  • Lot 2: Support to the development of livelihoods in one self-governing rural community of the Kvemo Kartli region
    • minimum amount: EUR 1,900,000
    • maximum amount: EUR2,000,000
  • Lot 3: Support to the development of livelihoods in one self-governing rural community of the Kakheti region
    • minimum amount: EUR: 900,000
    • maximum amount: EUR: 1,000,000
  • Lot 4: Support to the development of livelihoods in oneself-governing rural community of the Imereti region
    • minimum amount: EUR: 900,000
    • maximum amount: EUR: 1,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
      • be a legal person and
      • be non-profit-making and
      • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation and
      • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in Georgia; For applicants from the United Kingdom: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that applicants from the United Kingdom continue to be eligible, beneficiaries from the United Kingdom will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate).
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • The number of co-applicants must be minimum one and maximum three.
    • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.
    • If the lead applicant is established in a Member State of the European Union, at least one co-applicant must be established in Georgia.
    • If the lead applicant is established in Georgia, at least one co-applicant must be established in a Member State of the European Union.
  • Affiliated entity(ies)
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies)
    • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
    • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
    • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
        • Entities affiliated to applicant may hence be:
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by anapplicant(daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant(granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlling theapplicant(parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
          • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant(sister companies).
        • Membership, i.e. the applicantis legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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