Deadline: 12 September 2016
The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its European Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) with an aim to strengthen the capacities of rural associations, both farmers and non farmers, in terms of sustainable management of local resources and to explore new and innovative solutions for generating income.
The EU-JRDP overall objective is to improve the quality of life of the people living in the rural areas with special focus on the sustainable management of territorial resources.
- To increase sustainable agricultural production by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
- To improve rural livelihoods by promoting income-generating activities (agricultural/nonagricultural) and making best use of local resources.
Size of Grants
The maximum allocated amount (€ 1.0 M) should include a provision for procurement of small agricultural equipment not exceeding € 100,000.
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be legal persons and
- be non-profit-making and
- be specific types of organisations such as: non-governmental organisations, public sector operators, local authorities, international (inter-governmental) organisations
- be established in a Member State of the European Union, or in a country covered by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
- Note: Applicants categorised as NGOs (non-governmental organisations) must be registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS) at least six (6) months prior to the Call for Proposals. Proof of registration will be requested prior to contract signing. In addition, such organisations, if awarded funding under this Call for Proposals, must obtain the needed approvals from MOSS to receive an external fund (Grant Beneficiaries cannot obtain MOSS approval before submitting the signed contract with the Contracting Authority);
- Note: Applicants categorised as IGOs (inter-governmental organisations) shall have permission to work in Egypt;
- Note: Applicants categorised as governmental organisations must provide proof of having own legal entity as well as a proof of their legal independence.
- 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 co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
- The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
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: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.