Central European Initiative is glad to announce the Call for Proposals for the CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP), a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of expertise from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region.
Launched in 2004, the KEP is a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of expertise from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region. By co‐financing capacity building and technical assistance projects, the KEP offers grants to institutions willing to share their experience with their partners in the non‐EU CEI Member States, thus helping non-members to advance on their path towards EU standards and policies.
- Enhancing European integration
- Strengthen economic and social advancement of the non-EU CEI Member States.
- Promote principles of foreign development aid and support international collaboration among institutions in CEI member countries.
- The overall indicative amount for this Call for Proposals is up to a maximum cumulative amount 250,000 EUR that will be made available through the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government.
- The applicant institution can be registered in all CEI Member States.
- It might coincide with a know-how provider or with a know-how beneficiary institution.
- If the applicant coincides with a know-how provider, it shall be registered in an EU CEI Member State, namely: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
- If the applicant coincides with a know-how beneficiary, it shall be registered in a non-EU CEI Member State, namely: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
- The following types of applicants are eligible to apply: all public and private sector bodies (not individuals) as well as international and non‐governmental organisations operating in the public interest.
- The applicant shall demonstrate and give evidence of experience in project management.
- The applicant is expected to be directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project for its entire duration.
- Preference will be given to projects displaying the ability of applicants to integrate or align project proposals into wider frameworks of related interventions.
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