Calls for proposals


Find here below a list of ongoing and coming up calls for proposal.


The 1st call for project proposals of the ENI CBC “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 is open starting on 31st of January 2017, 14.00 (GMT+2) with the deadline of the 31st of May 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2).

The 1st call for proposals is open for  project proposals contributing to all programme thematic objectives and priorities:

  1. Promote business and entrepreneurship within the Black Sea Basin
    • Priority 1.1 Jointly promote business and entrepreneurship in the tourism and cultural sectors
    • Priority 1.2 Increase cross-border trade opportunities and modernisation in the agricultural and connected sectors
  2. Promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin
    • Priority 2.1 Improve joint environmental monitoring
    • Priority 2.2 Promote common awareness-raising and joint actions to reduce river and marine litter

The overall indicative amount of ENI funds for the two thematic objectives for the first call is 19,655,625.60 EUR.

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On 10 January 2018, the Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 launched the 2nd Call for proposals for the Programme specific area `Fostering shared actions in risk management and a readiness to cope with environmental disasters` under the Thematic Objective (TO) 6 `Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaption`.

The deadline for submission of Project Summary Forms (PSF) in the electronic monitoring system is 7 March 2018 at 17.00 (Estonian time).

The programme financing allocated for the 2nd Call for proposals is EUR 870 000. The maximum grant per project is EUR 400 000. The minimum co-financing rate by partners is 10% of their own part of the project budget.

For more information, including documents in Estonian and Russian, please visit the call announcement on the programme’s website.


The 1st Call for proposals of the Estonia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (CBC) 2014-2020 is open from 17 January 2017. The deadline for submission of project applications (Project Summary Forms) is 3 April 2017 at 17:00 (Estonian time).

There are three thematic objectives (TO) supported by the programme under the 1st Call for Proposals:

  • TO1 Business and SME development
  • TO5 Support to local and regional good governance
  • TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

The programme will finance activities within the projects which have a purely cross-border character and involve at least two beneficiaries of whom at least one from the Republic of Estonia and at least one from the Russian Federation.

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The 2nd open call for proposals of the ENI CBC Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine Programme 2014-2020 was launched on 17 May 2017.

The indicative allocation of the second call for proposals is EUR 22 million, available for all six priorities of the programme.

This call is open for regular projects, defined as either infrastructure, soft with an infrastructure component (in both cases the budget share for the acquisition of infrastructure is below EUR 2,5 million) or soft project, within the minimum and maximum grant size.

The deadline for submission of the project proposals to the one-round call is 30 November 2017 (2nd corrigendum) at 23:59:59 CET

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The first Call for Proposals of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 has been launched on 15 February 2017 by the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office. This office acts as the Managing Authority (MA) of the programme and the Slovak Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine act as the National Authorities (NAs) in the programme.

The indicative allocation of the first Call for Proposals is 22 million EUR, available for four different priorities of the programme as follows:

  • Priority 6.1: Sustainable use of the environment in the cross border area – preservation of natural resources, actions to reduce GHG emission and pollution of rivers
  • Priority 7.1: Development of transport infrastructure to improve the mobility of persons and goods
  • Priority 7.2: Development of ICT infrastructure and information sharing
  • Priority 8.1: Support to joint activities for the prevention of natural and man-made disasters as well as joint action during emergency situations.

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The Italy – Tunisia Programme has launched its first call for proposals concerning standard projects on 26 October 2017. The overall indicative amount available for this call is €16, 000, 000 divided between the following 3 thematic objectives:

  1. Business and SME development
  2. Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
  3. Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

In the framework of the notice, public and private organisations based on the territory of Sicily and Tunisia with the exceptions noted under notice n. 01/2017 can participate in the call as well as Italian governmental ministries and national organisations based in Rome acting in the national interest.

Projects can be pilot actions, cross border experiments, transfer of expertise or experience. Each project must have at least 2 partners (including the lead applicant), of which at least 1 must be from the eligible territory in Tunisia and 1 must be from the eligible territory in Italy. Projects cannot contain more than 3 partners from the same country.

The EU contribution to each project can be between a minimum of €800, 000 and a maximum of €1, 200, 000. The maximum duration of each project must not exceed 36 months.

The deadline for proposals is set for 15 January 2018 at 14:00 and must include a project summary in French.

The launch of the call is accompanied by a series of technical and information events in both Sicily and Tunisia which will take place in November and December 2017.

For more information (in French and Italian) and to apply please see the link to the proposal.

The Karelia Programme launched their fourth and fifth calls for proposals on 2 March 2017 concerning the following themes:

  • Call for proposals 4: Growing cross border business cooperation, regular

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 2 500 000. The deadline for concept notes is 11 May 2017. 

  •  Calls for proposals 5: Clean and comfortable region to live, regular

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3 500 000. The deadline for concept notes is 11 May 2017. 

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The Karelia Programme launched their first, second and third calls for proposals on 16 January 2017 concerning the following themes:

    • Calls for proposals 1: Growing cross border business cooperation, micro

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 500 000. The deadline for proposals is 23 March 2017.

  • Calls for proposals 2: Clean and comfortable region to live, micro 

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 500 000. The deadline for proposals is 23 March 2017.

  • Calls for proposals 3: Attractive cultural environment, regular 

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3 693 054. The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2017. 

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Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020 launched its 2nd call for proposals for standard projects on 26 June 2017 with the deadline for submission of the Grant application on 29 September 2017 at 4 PM (Finnish time).

The call addresses priority axes 1 and 2 and the following thematic objectives (TO):

TO1 Business and SME development;
TO7 Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems;
TO10 Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management.

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1st Call for Proposals is open from 23 January to 15 March 2017!

The call is open for all priorities and thematic objectives of the programme.  In order to get funding a good idea and partners from each side of the EU – Russian border are needed as well as co-financing. The programme offers funding to projects that contribute to achieving the programme’s priorities and objectives. Private and public organisations can apply for funding during calls for proposals. Every project should provide at least 10% own funding for the project implementation.

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The 2nd Call for Proposals of the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020 was launched on the 22nd of November 2017 with the deadline of the 22nd of February 2018, 12:00 (Vilnius time, GMT+2). By this time the applications must have reached the Public establishment Joint Technical Secretariat (Konstitucijos Ave. 7, LT-09308, Vilnius).

The strategic goal of the Programme is to strengthen relations, raise capacities and share experience among people and organisations from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus through implementation of joined actions aimed at increasing the overall quality of life in the border regions.

The 2nd Call for Proposals is open for the project proposals contributing to the following thematic objectives and priorities:

 1. Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty:

  • 1.1. Enhancing the access to social and other services for vulnerable groups;
  • 1.2. Stimulating employment through entrepreneurship and innovations.

2. Support to local and regional good governance:

  • 2.1. Increasing capacity of local and regional authorities to tackle common challenges;
  • 2.2. Strengthening society.

3. Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage:

  • 3.1. Promoting and preserving cultural and historical heritage and traditional skills.

Projects shall involve beneficiaries coming from at least one of the participating EU Member States (Latvia or Lithuania) and Belarus. Each organisation must be a legal non-profit entity and must be located in the eligible area of the Programme.

For more information and to apply please see the link to the proposal.


The 1st call for project proposals of the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020 was launched on the 21 September 2016 with the deadline of the 20 December 2016, 16:00 (GMT+2).

The 1st call for proposals is open for project proposals contributing to the following thematic objectives and priorities:

  1. Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty
  2. Support to local and regional good governance

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The 2nd call for proposals of Latvia – Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 is open starting on 29 March 2018.

This call for proposals has a thematic focus on joint actions in environmental management, in particular, it addresses:

Priority 2.2. “Joint actions in environmental management” of the thematic objective 6 “Environmental protection, climate change adaptation”.

Maximum budget per project is EUR 650 000 (max programme contribution to the project is 585 000 EUR). The maximum duration of each project must not exceed 24 months.

The call is designed as a one-step procedure. Full applications must be submitted by 31st of July 2018.

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Latvia – Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 launched its 1st call for proposals on 2 June 2017 with the deadline for submission of the project concept notes on 28 September 2017.

The strategic goal of the Programme is to support joint efforts for addressing cross-border development challenges and promote sustainable use of existing potential of the area across border between Latvia and Russia.

The indicative allocation of this call for proposals is EUR 8,6 mln available for the following thematic objectives (TO) and priorities:

TO1 Business and SME development:

1.1. Promotion of and support to entrepreneurship;
1.2. Development and promotion of new products and services based on local resources.

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation:

2.1. Efficient management of nature objects;
2.2. Joint actions in environmental management;

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The 1st call for proposals of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020 was launched on 10 January 2018 with the deadline of 10 April 2018, 14:00 (Vilnius time).
The 1st call for proposals is open for the project proposals contributing to the following thematic objectives (TO) and priorities:

TO1: Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage.

  • Restoration and adaptation of historical and natural heritage, promotion of culture, cultural networking and tourism development;

TO2: Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty

  • Promotion of social inclusion and cooperation in CBC region through improved health, social and education services and community led initiatives;

TO3: Support to local and regional good governance

  • Promotion of cooperation between public authority institutions and strengthening local communities;

TO4: Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management.

  • Ensuring efficient functioning of border crossing.

The overall indicative amount made available for projects under this call is EUR 10 000 000. The Programme will finance up to 90% of the eligible costs of each selected project.

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The Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme launched its first call for proposals concerning standard projects on 18 July 2017.  The overall indicative amount made available for this call is €84, 600, 000. Proposals should be received by 24 January 2018 only through the online application form available here.

Amongst the topics addressed by the call, which covers the 11 programme priorities, are the challenges linked to territorial economic growth through the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving role of innovation and research, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, and finally the protection of environment and adaptation to climate change.

Project proposals shall be presented by partnerships composed of a minimum of 3 different eligible countries, including at least one EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country.

Questions regarding the call shall be submitted exclusively through the “FAQs” section of the website. It is highly recommended to consult this section regularly as it will be updated with answers having an interest for applicants and partners.

To view the application pack, please click here.

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The 1st Call for Proposals within the ENI CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 has been launched on 11th October 2016 during the conference closing the 2007-2013 edition of the  Programme and opening its 2014-2020 edition.

The Call is open for all Thematic Objectives of the Programme: Heritage, Accessibility, Security and Borders and all their priorities. The total allocation for this Call equals 80,17 M EUR and the grant value for a project must be within a range 100 000 – 2 500 000 EUR.

In this Call for Proposals the documents will be submitted in two steps: first, the lead beneficiaries will submit the Concept Notes with the general information on the project. Next, only selected lead beneficiaries will be invited to submit the Full Application Form providing detailed information on the project which will be further assessed.

The Concept Notes must be prepared only using the newest version of the application v.1.5 which can be downloaded here: CN Generator

Lead beneficiaries should download and install this application on their computers. After that it may be used offline. In order to submit the Concept Note within the Call, its form must be completed, saved, printed and signed. Both, paper version as well as the electronic files must be submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat within the deadline set for this Call.

The deadline for submitting Concept Notes is 31st December 2016.

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The 1st call for proposals of the cross-border cooperation programme Poland-Russia 2014-2020 was launched on 16 April 2018. This call is open for all thematic objectives of the Programme:

Thematic objective HERITAGE: Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage

Thematic objective ENVIRONMENT: Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

Thematic objective ACCESSIBILITY: Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems

Thematic objective BORDERS: Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management

The total allocation for this Call amounts to EUR 41,42 million (EUR 25,02 million of EU contribution and EUR 16,4 million of Russian Federation contribution). The grant value for a project must be within a range EUR 100 000 – EUR 2 500 000. E-version of the Application Form should be submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat via online system until 16 July 2018.

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Two calls for proposals of the ENI CBC “Romania-Republic of Moldova Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020” are open starting from 20 December 2017:

  • The 1st call for proposals for hard projects

Hard projects include an infrastructure component of at least EUR 1 million. The overall indicative amount available for this call for proposals is EUR 32,5 million. Out of the four thematic objectives (TO) of the programme, only the following three are addressed by the present call:

TO 3: Promotion of the local culture and preservation of historical heritage

TO 7: Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of transport and common networks and systems

TO 8: Common challenges in the field of safety and security

  • The 2nd call for proposals for soft projects

Soft projects do not include an infrastructure component or their infrastructure component is of less than EUR 1 million. The overall financial allocation available for this call is EUR 16,1 million. This call is open for project proposals contributing to all four thematic objectives (TO):

TO 2: Support to education, research, technological development and innovation

TO 3: Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage

TO 7: Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of transport and common networks and systems

TO 8: Common challenges in the field of safety and security

The deadline for online submission of the project proposals under the 1st call (hard projects) is 21 May 2018 and under the 2nd call (soft projects) is 7 May 2018.

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The Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine 2014-2020 has launched two calls for proposals on 18 December 2017:

  • The 1st call for proposals for hard projects

Hard projects include an infrastructure component of at least EUR 1 million. The overall indicative amount available for this call for proposals is EUR 19,1 million. Out of the four thematic objectives (TO) of the programme, only the following two are addressed by the present Call:

TO 7: Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of transport and common networks and systems

TO 8: Common challenges in the field of safety and security

  • The 2nd call for proposals for soft projects

Soft projects do not include an infrastructure component or it should be less than EUR 1 million. The overall financial allocation available for this call is EUR 17 million. This call is open for project proposals contributing to all four thematic objectives (TO):

TO 2: Support to education, research, technological development and innovation

TO 3: Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage

TO 7: Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of transport and common networks and systems

TO 8: Common challenges in the field of safety and security

The deadline for online submission of the project proposals for both calls is 17 May 2018.

The deadline for submission of the hard-copy package for both calls is 24 May 2018.

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The 3rd and the 4th rounds of call for proposals of the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 Programme are open with the deadlines for project proposal submission on 28 March 2018 and 15 June 2018 by 23:30 o’clock (Finnish time) respectively. The indicative financing envelope for the third round is EUR 6,5 million, while EUR 8,5 million are available for the fourth. Applications may be submitted to all four priorities of the programme:

PRIORITY 1 Lively, active and competitive economy

PRIORITY 2 Innovative, skilled and well-educated area

PRIORITY 3 Attractive, clean environment and region

PRIORITY 4 Well-connected region

Applicants may submit their project proposal via electronic programme management system the PROMAS

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The South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014–2020 Programme Call for proposals is open and the first two deadlines to submit applications for the evaluation and decision-making are 15 March 2017 and 30 June 2017. In order to apply for funding, the application and its mandatory annexes should be submitted to the PROMAS system by 23:30 o’clock Finnish time at the latest for the selected round of a call. The financial envelope for the first two calls is €8, 000, 000 per round and all four priorities of the programme are available for applying.

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