European Union: Seeking Proposals for Women and Sustainable Energy Program

Deadline: 25 April 2017

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Women and Sustainable Energy” program with an aim to promote women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in the sustainable energy sector/value chain.

Objectives

  • To create jobs and/or entrepreneurship opportunities in developing countries for women;
  • To increase capacities of women to operate in the sustainable energy sector;
  • To raise awareness within communities, society and local/regional/national authorities on the potential and benefits of sustainable energy and women’s role in sustainable energy value chains.

Size of Grant

Any requested EU contribution under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 4 000 000 and EUR 8 000 000.

Location

The action must be implemented in at least 3 countries of which at least 1 in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Duration

The initial planned duration of the action’s implementation may not be lower than 36 months nor exceed 60 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • 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
    • be established in
      • a Member State of the European Union; or
      • a Non-EU country of the European Economic Area; or
      • an IPA II beneficiary country
      • a developing country or territory, included in the OECD-DAC list of ODA recipients, which is not member of the G20 group;
        • Least Developed Countries (LDCs);
        • Other Low Income Countries;
        • Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories;
        • Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories;
      • a G-20 member developing country only if they are also the (or one of the) beneficiaries of the action
      • an Overseas Country and Territory (OCTs) covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union; or
      • a Non EU Member State of the OECD only when contracts are implemented in a Least Developed Country (LDC) or in a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
    • The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the coapplicants and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
    • The lead applicant must act with at least two co-applicants as specified hereafter.

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.

Eligible Countries:

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

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