Second Call for Proposals launched within CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020

The 2nd Call for Proposals within the ENI CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 has been lunched on 1st August 2018.

The Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine, funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, announces the Call for Proposals for the Thematic Objective HERITAGE within both its priorities:

Priority 1.1 – Promotion of local culture and history;

Priority 1.2 – Promotion and preservation of natural heritage.

The 2nd Call is dedicated to microprojects (projects with small budgets), offering mainly non-investment activities promoting cooperation, building of new cross-border citizens’ contacts and relations, exchange of experiences and social initiatives in connection with local culture and historical and natural heritage. Events related to culture, art, sport, education, promotion of history and natural heritage and all kind of similar events supporting cross-border cooperation will be supported by the Programme, as well as promotion and cultivation of common traditions of the borderland areas, cross-border cooperation between schools and higher education institutions, NGOs touristic and cultural endeavors. Promotion of cultural diversity and minorities and development of local hromadas will also be targeted through the microprojects.

Range of grants

The money available in this Call for financing of projects equals to EUR 5.2 mln. The grant value for the project must be within EUR 20 000 and 60 000.

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The deadline for submitting the Application Forms is 31st October 2018 (including this day, for hand deliveries – till 15.00 local time).

The expected date of project selection is mid 2019.

General requirements for microprojects

· contribute to the Programme and its objectives;

· contribute to at least one Programme output and the result indicator;

· have a strong and evident cross-border aspect;

· have reasonable budget;

· fulfill the partnership criteria.

All details regarding the rules of this Call are described in the Programme Manual 2nd Call for Proposals (projects with small budgets) which can be downloaded together with all annexes here. Please note that the English version of the documents is official and has a prevailing force before the translations into other languages published on the Programme website solely for informational purposes (Ukrainian translation).

Project applications have to be prepared in English with the help of special computer programme that should be downloaded from the Programme’s website (to be available soon). Before preparing the Application Form, please read all the documents carefully.

Simplifications

  • Assessment (administrative, eligibility and quality check) done simultaneously;
  • Short and simple Application Form – no Concept Notes!
  • Lack of AFs’ annexes at the application stage;
  • Simplified costs options - lump sums: staff costs, travels and flate rate (%): administrative costs;
  • Pre-financing - 85% of the EU grant;
  • 1 (Final) report (financial and narrative);
  • Eligibility of Beneficiaries – done after JMC decision.

Support for the Applicants

Programme website:

  • Instruction for filling in the Application Form,
  • Working translations of the application pack documents (Polish, Russian, Ukrainian languages),
  • Frequently Asked Questions session,
  • Presentations from trainings.

Feedback on questions/doubts:

  • The beneficiaries could receive the written feedback on the requirements of the Call for Proposals by sending e-mail at pbu@pbu2020.eu Questions will be answered within time frames fixed by the rules of the Call (see the Manual)

Trainings and individual consultations:

  • Training series in all three countries will be provided from 11th till 28th September in every country-participant of the Programme. Additional information on registration to be availalble soon on the Programme’s website.
  • The individual consultations for applicants on the project idea and partnership will be organized in October with their registration details provided in September.
  • First Partner Search Forum already took place in Lublin (Poland) on 25th – 26th July. The second one will be organised in Brest (Belarus) on 21st- 22nd August. Information about the registration is available here.

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