The Interreg Alpine Space is offering grants under “2021-22 Classic Projects” to exploit the untapped potentials and challenges across the Alpine regions.
- Climate resilient and green alpine region.
- Carbon neutral and resource sensitive alpine region
- Innovation and digitalisation supporting a green alpine region
- Cooperatively managed and developed alpine region
- The total financial size of each project shall range between EUR 1 and 3 million;
- The duration of classic projects shall range between 24 and 36 months.
Why does the programme need classic projects?
Classic projects have been in place for several years already and offer a result oriented approach, helping to identify the expected contribution of projects in a defined policy field. Classic projects can tackle a wide range of challenges, and depending on the maturity of the topic subject to cooperation, they may address one or more phases of the policy cycle. The three phases are summarised below:
- Strategic policy development activities through the elaboration of common strategies or methodologies;
- Explorative and piloting activities to test models or tools and validate solutions that are applicable to different contexts;
- Dissemination and capitalisation activities to encourage policy implementation across sectors and regions.
- The Interreg Alpine Space programme welcomes the participation of organisations from both the public and private sector that bring added-value to the implementation of projects. These organisations may participate as PPs but may also contribute as observers or external experts. In the following different roles and its prerequisites are laid down.
- Project partners (PPs) are organisations that are directly participating in the preparation and implementation of an Alpine Space project and are officially listed in the application form (AF) of the project.
- Organisations have to fulfil certain conditions as regards their legal character and geographical location.
- The following bodies may act as PPs:
- public bodies and bodies governed by public law;
- private organisations.
- Natural persons are not foreseen to act as PP in the ASP 2021-2027.
- Public bodies and bodies governed by public law on public procurement as:
- the State, regional or local authorities, associations formed by such authorities;
- bodies governed by public law and their associations. According to this Directive, a ‘body governed by public law’ is anybody:
- established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character;
- having legal personality; and
- financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or other bodies governed by public law;
- or subject to management supervision by those bodies;
- or having an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law.
For more information, visit https://www.alpine-space.eu/for-applicants/how-to-apply/