Deadline: 15 June 2020
The third and final Call for Proposals under the second phase of the BACID programme has been launched.
The first programme component, the BACID Fund is designed as a grant scheme which provides funding for know-how transfer actions implemented by Austrian institutions and experts for the benefit of partners from the Region.
The UN Agenda 2030 recognizes that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and gender inequality.
The overall theme is the contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals integrated in the latest EU policies, as the framework for long-term transformation of the Western Balkan countries. The actions need to be connected to the SDGs, whereby priority is given to SDG 11 (making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable). For reasons of clarity during the evaluation process, it should be specified to which of the 3 topics the action mainly contributes:
- Economic and social development: This includes improving job opportunities, business development, gender equality, social inclusion and similar activities.
- Environmental protection: This includes measures for sustainable planning, resource management, tackling climate change and similar activities.
- Strong institutions and partnerships: This includes fostering partnerships between Austria and the Region, governance and public management reform and similar activities.
The following types of activities are eligible for funding:
- Expert support and mentoring
- Workshops, seminars and training
- Elaboration of reports, studies, surveys and other documents (e.g. guidance, roadmap, model decision, etc.)
- The total amount available under the BACID Fund is € 200,000. The funds will be distributed through Calls for proposals. If the dedicated amount is not spent in one Call, the remaining funds will be transferred to the following Calls. ADA reserves the right to amend maximum amounts available per Call and per action, or not to award all available funds.
- The amount available in the third Call for proposals is € 55,000.
- The maximum amount per grant is € 8,000.
Period of Implementation
The action must be implemented in the period of 6 months after the date specified in the Contract as the beginning of the implementation. The grant only reimburses costs of activities implemented after the signing of the grant contract.
- The BACID fund targets smaller actions for hands-on expert assistance to public administration and CSOs as well as universities, media and businesses on the topics related to European Integration and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on regional and local level.
- The Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- Be a legal person registered in Austria or in an eligible country in the Region.
- Be a public or private entity including both non-profit organisations and the business sector.
- Have been established at least twelve months before launching of the Call for proposals.
- Since the main purpose of the grant programme is the transfer of know-how from Austria, at least one Partner besides the Applicant must be involved in design and implementation of the action while either Applicant or one Partner has to be from Austria.
- The action may include more Partner organisations from one or more beneficiary countries.
For more information, visit http://www.bacid.eu/Calls#BACID_Fund_-_Calls_for_Proposal