BeMed launches its 2022 call for micro-initiatives targeting actions that strive to curve plastic pollution in the Mediterranean region.
This call participates to the development of a network of local Mediterranean stakeholders who will work in the field to combat plastic pollution by adapting to local socio-economic conditions.
The aim of BeMed is to support innovative socially responsible solutions for a healthy Mediterranean, in cooperation with the public and private sectors, NGOs and the scientific community.
- Through support to micro-initiatives implemented by local stakeholders committed to combating plastic pollution, BeMed aims to achieve the following goals:
- Changings in social behaviour with regard to the unsustainable use of plastics,
- Reinforcement of capacities of local stakeholders and of their actions’ impact,
- To disseminate good practices, on the reduction of the use of plastic, the implementation of alternative products, and plastic waste management,
- To progressively establish a Mediterranean network of local stakeholders committed to combating plastic pollution.
- Each initiative should have an overall budget of 30,000 Euros maximum.
- BeMed’s contribution:
- Shall not exceed 75% of the overall cost of the initiative, and
- Shall not exceed 10,000 Euros.
- The duration of the initiative is to be between 12 and 18 months maximum.
- The CMI concerns every country in the Mediterranean region.
- However please note that funding will be allocated as a priority to the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, Cyprus, Croatia, Malta and Greece.
- Eligible stakeholders: NGOs, territorial authorities, municipalities, small and medium sized enterprises, scientific institutions.
- Applicant organisations need to meet the following criteria:
- Organizations that have already been supported twice by previous BeMed Calls for micro-initiatives cannot be supported again.
- To develop activities chiefly concerning awareness, nature protection, environmental lobbying, social change, research and innovation.
- To belong to one of the following categories: NGO, association, territorial authority, municipality, small and medium-sized enterprise, scientific institution.
- To have a legal status enabling them to receive grants.
- To have their head office registered in the country benefitting from the grant.
- Applications from institutions that have not received financial support from BeMed will be given priority.
For more information, visit https://www.beyondplasticmed.org/en/call-for-micro-initiatives/