Do you want to build new city-to-city partnerships? Take part to the European Commission new call!
You missed the 2018 European Commission call for proposals “Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities”? Don’t worry, DG DEVCO has just published the 2020 one! Don’t miss the deadline and send your application before Friday 27 March 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels date and time).
The objective of this new call for proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built between local and regional governments from EU Member States and partner countries’ ones, in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.
In the Guidelines, the EU executives makes clear that “the new political priorities of the EU, and notably the ‘New Green Deal’, will be taken into account by raising the importance of sustainability enhancement in the different specific objectives.”
With an overall envelope of €150 million, this call is divided in four geographic lots and two horizontal lots:
- Geographic lots:
> Partnerships for sustainable cities in Sub-Saharan Africa
> Partnerships for sustainable cities in Asia and the Pacific
> Partnerships for sustainable cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
> Partnerships for sustainable cities in the Southern and Eastern Neighbourhood
- Horizontal lots
> Partnerships for sustainable towns (maximum 150.000 inhabitants for the European local authorities and 300.000 inhabitants for Partner countries local authorities)
> Partnerships for sustainable cities in fragile countries (the 15 “extremely fragile” countries included in the OCDE list)
These two horizontal lots are the European Commission answer to the concerns expressed by PLATFORMA partners at our kick-off steering committee last year. Those are also eligible to associations of local and regional governments.
Need more info?
All information on the call for proposals “Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities 2020” are available on EuropeAid website.
DG DEVCO is also organising an information session on 17 February at 12:30 at the Infopoint in Brussels. This Q&A session will be webstreamed.
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