2nd Call for Proposals: Cross-border Program Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2020

Deadline: 21 February 2020

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its 2nd Call for Proposals “Cross-border Program Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2020 under the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II)”.

Objectives

  • Enhancing the employability of the labour force, and increasing the employment opportunities
  • Improving sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity
  • Improving the management system for emergency interventions

Funding Information

  • Enhancing the employability of the labour force, and increasing the employment opportunities: EUR 2.100.000,00
  • Improving sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity: EUR 1.374.761,621
  • Improving the management system for emergency interventions: EUR 1.300.000,00

Cross-cutting Issues

  • opportunities
  • Environmental protection

Eligibility Criteria

Lead applicant

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be established in either Republic of Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, and
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary, and
    • be a specific type of institution or organisation such as:
      • Enhancing the employability of the labour force, and increasing the employment opportunities
        • Employment services
        • Educational and research institutions and organisations
        • Chambers of commerce and crafts, associations of enterprises, clusters
        • Trade unions
        • Civil society organisations/NGOs
        • National, local and regional authorities
        • Local and regional development agencies
        • Organisations providing business support environment
      • Improving sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity
        • Central, regional and local government units (ministries, municipalities, departments, agencies) with competencies/responsibilities in the eligible area for nature protection, water supply, wastewater and solid waste management
        • Civil society organizations
        • National Parks
        • Research, development and innovation (RDI) institutions
        • Agencies for local or regional development
        • Public utility companies controlled by government units
      • Improving the management system for emergency interventions
        • Emergency services and organisations, including civil protection units
        • Educational and research institutions and organisations
        • Civil society organisations/ NGOs
        • National, local and regional authorities
        • Local and regional development agencies

Co-applicant(s)

  • The lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant as specified hereafter.
  • If the lead applicant is established in the Republic of Serbia, at least one co-applicant must be established in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and vice versa.

Affiliated entities

  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
  • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
    • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
    • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
        • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
          • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
      • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,…) as the proposed affiliated entities.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/32NnlcO

Source: Funds for NGOs

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