EuroAccess Danube Region is the central online information point on EU funding opportunities for the Danube Region.
The database lists current calls for proposals under EU programmes that are open for applicants in the Danube Region. It was launched on May 24th 2016.
Go directly to the website or learn more about the initiative here.
Based on the new approach of the European Commission in the enlargement process: Fundamentals first, the conference will examine regional and national ‘best practices’ towards achieving the three pillars rule of law, economic governance and public administration reform.
High-level representatives from national, local and regional authorities in the Western Balkans and the Danube region as well as EU-member states will come together to identify practices and recommendations on how to best reform public administrations and improve policymaking procedures to foster good governance.
The first Call for Proposals for the creation of up to 15 Implementation Networks shall be open shortly, normally on 22 March 2016. The call will be open for 3 months, meaning that candidates will have 3 months to prepare and submit their bids.
The main objective of Implementation Networks is to improve the capacity of European cities to manage sustainable urban policies and more especially to strengthen their ability to implement integrated strategies for sustainable urban development. This call will thus be targeting:
cities from the EU 28 Member States, Norway and Switzerland
that already have an integrated urban strategy/ action plan addressing a specific policy challenge
and secured funding to finance the implementation of this strategy/ action-plan
The ROMACT programme launches a new action to assist local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. It will support capacity building and transnational cooperation activities.
Deadline for applications is 29 April 2016 at 17:00 CET
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DG Regio and the Committee of the Regions kicked off the preparation of 14th European Week of Regions and Cities. Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, candidate partners have now until 1 April 2016 to submit their application.
URBACT III is launching the first call for Implementation Networks on 22 March 2016. These new networks aim at supporting cities with the delivery of integrated urban strategies and action plans. Taking part in an Implementation Network, cities will not only share experiences and good practices. They will also work together on improving their strategies and action plans and generate new ideas.
A launch event will take place in Brussels on 23 March 2016 from 03.00 pm to 06.30 pm. Registration is now open here.
The next International Round Table organised by the Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking will take place on 17 June 2016 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the ‘Haus der Europäischen Union‘, Vienna, under the title ‘Beyond Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery‘.
Renowned experts, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and stakeholders will provide in-dephth information, analysis and findings of recent studies and projects on the implications of the massive increase in arrivals of refugees and other migrants in Europe for human trafficking and exploitation, including the changes in policy that might be anticipated.
Progrmmme and registration will be available soon at the Regional Implementation Initiative’s website.
Eurocities invites representatives from local and regional authorities to attend thematic 5 study visits on culture that will take place in Antwerp, Barcelona, Regensburg and Vilnius.
The objectives are to take stock of existing practices on culture as a key element in urban and regional development strategies; to exchange and promote the transfer of knowledge; and to better understand successful cases of cultural investment and to go into the details of policy planning and implementation.
Applications to participate in study visits are open to countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. The deadline of the call is 21 March 2016. For more information please visit the official website.
Application is open for those interested to host local events in 2016 that match CoR political priorities, with the main objective to engage citizens, in particular young people in a two-way communication on EU issues; encourage the exchange of knowledge and good practices among the cities and regions; and strengthen cooperation with other EU institutions.
Several types of events can receive support: Citizens Dialogues; Stakeholders’ Dialogues; and Conference or seminars.
CoR members and their local and regional authorities, EU regions, provinces and cities as well as national associations representing regional and local interests can apply.
For more information and application please follow the link here.
Participants from Managing Authorities of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Cohesion Fund (CF) and European Social Fund (ESF) as well as intermediate bodies and audit authorities are invited to register for two independent training sessions free of charge:
1. Ensuring result-orientation in operational programmes 2014-2020 (EN) Brussels, 5-6 April 2016
2. Management & Control; Management Verifications (EN), Brussels, planned for17-18 May 2016
The European Economic and Social Committee, one of the members of PA10 Steering Group, is organising a Public HearingonMaximising the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) on 22 March 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm, at its premises in Brussels.
The aim of this event is to bring together representatives of European Institutions, civil society organisations as well as other experts in the field to discuss ideas which could enrich the EESC opinion – currently being drawn up – intending to give recommendations on how to use more effectively these substantial resources.
For the programme and registratrion, please follow the link.
Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its official application for EU membership today. Minister Koenders received the application on behalf of the EU member states in his capacity of a representative of the Dutch Presidency of the Council.
The call aims to co-fund national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration in line with the specific objective of the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Roma integration is part of the priority topics of PA10 as well.
Eligible beneficiaries are legally constituted public or private organisations from all EU Member states, Iceland and Liechtenstein as well as international organisations. The proposal must involve at least three partners and be national or transnational.
The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 150.000 or higher than EUR 500.000. Maximum possible rate of EU co-financing is 80% of the eligible costs. For more information, please follow the link.
The final conferenceof the project on the Future of Cohesion Policy in which the Committee of the Regions (CoR) intends to initiate the discussion on the future of Cohesion policy after 2020 will take place on 3 March 2016.
The outcome of the discussions will feed into the CoR's forthcoming political discussion and future opinion on this matter.
The WBIF supports socio-economic development and EU accession across the Western Balkans through the provision of finance and technical assistance for strategic investments, particularly in infrastructure, energy efficiency and private sector development. The WBIF may also support general sector studies and capacity building operations that will assist investment in the Western Balkans region.
WBIF Beneficiaries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo
Advocate Europe is an annual idea challenge looking for transnational project proposals which strengthen connection and cohesion in Europe. Advocate Europe is aimed at civil society actors who are looking for start-up funding and support to implement sustainable ideas in the fields of civic education, arts and culture, democracy and participation, social innovation or advocacy. The organisatoin fund up to 12 pioneering proposals with grants of up to €50,000 each. Projects are realised by MitOst and Liquid Democracy, funded by Stiftung Mercator.
The annual idea challengefundNGOs, clubs, associations, social institutions, arts and cultural institutions, schools, universities and research institutes from all over Europe, including all the Danube region countires.
You can submit your applicationbetween 26 January 2016 and 8 March 2016.
The Social Innovation Tournament is a flagship initiative run by the European Investment Bank Institute’s social programme. The tournament covers projects in a wide range of areas from education, health care and job creation, to new technologies, new systems and new processes. Four prizes are awarded by the jury in each category. The general category and special category each have a first prize and second prize of €50,000 and €20,000 respectively.
The tournament is open to local government, as well as not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, young entrepreneurs and social enterprises, corporate responsibility departments of private sector companies, NGOs and university communities. The Tournament is open to individuals or teams from (or residing in) the EU Member States, Candidate and Potential Candidate countries, and EFTA countries that submit proposals to be implemented in one or more such countries.
One of the elements of the ‘Pact of Amsterdam’, aiming to launch the EU Urban Agenda, is the creation of thematic partnerships where urban areas, EU Member States, the European Commission and other stakeholders work together so that the urban dimension in policy design at the relevant policy level can be strengthened. Housing is one of the twelve priorities of the EU Urban Agenda and one of the four pilot partnerships that started at the end of 2015 and early 2016. In line with the work of this partnership, coordinated by Slovakia, a workshop on ‘Future challenges on Social Housing in Europe’ was held in Vienna.
The Interreg VB Adriatic Ionian – ADRION Programme opened the first call for proposals as from 1 February 2016 to 25 March 2016. Four objectives will be funded: Innovative and Smart region, Sustainable region and Connected region. The programme includes several of the EUSDR members countries - Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EU contribution shall be up to 85% of eligible expenditure both for the ERDF and IPA partners.