EU Call for Proposals: Cultural Heritage for Social and Economic Development Program in Egypt

Deadline: 30 April 2017

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Cultural Heritage for Social and Economic Development” program with an aim to enhance the protection and promotion of the Egyptian tangible cultural heritage for it to become a real driver of local socio-economic development.

Objectives

  • Foster local development through tourism and cultural heritage, and support socio-economic development by capitalising on the country’s rich tangible cultural heritage;
  • Attain sustainability by focussing management on a participatory approach by ensuring public participation in the rehabilitation process of cultural tourism sites or monuments of strategic interest. Increase local communities ‘endearment to their heritage in order to set up a more sustainable management of the cultural resources;
  • Promote successful and effective management of cultural heritage by
    • identifying the appropriate sites
    • linking it/them with key stakeholders and other topics related to the revamping of the touristic interest
    • setting up new effective services to final users: local communities and tourists.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 350,000 and EUR 1,200,000.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person
  • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-profit, non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, non-state actor, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation , or an economic operator working in fields such as culture, cultural heritage, archaeology, architecture, research and development applied to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage, development of services, environment, social and economic integration, and tourism.
  • be effectively established in an eligible country as defined for the European Neighbourhood Instrument : the Member States of the European Union, the partner countries benefitting from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine), the contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), the Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD-DAC, which are not members of the G-20 group, the overseas countries and territories covered by Council Decision 2001/822/EC, or in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or Serbia, including Kosovo. This obligation does not apply to international organizations; and
  • 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.
  • Other eligible criteria as appropriate:
    • Either the lead applicant or one of the co-applicants is registered under Egyptian law or bilateral agreements between the organisation and the Government of Egypt.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

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

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