The Central European Initiative (CEI) launched a new call for proposals for the CEI Know-How Exchange Programme. Find out more about how the programme can support you, who can apply, and what the call aims for. The call is open until 14 July 2023.
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants can be public or private entities. However, the entities need to be registered in a members state of the Central European Initiative.
The following countries are eligible members of the Central European Initiative:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
The call requires the participation of at least two partners per proposal. At least one know-how provider and one know-how beneficiary institution. The applicant institution can coincide with a know-how provider or with a know-how beneficiary institution.
What initiatives does the CEI Know-How Exchange Programme (KEP) support?
The Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) is a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of expertise from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region. By co‐financing capacity building and technical assistance projects, the KEP offers grants to institutions willing to share their experience with their partners in the non‐EU CEI Member States, thus helping non-members to advance on their path towards EU standards and policies.
This Call for Proposals intends to support projects aimed at boosting the EU integration of CEI Member States that are EU candidates by accelerating reforms and adopting the acquis communautaire, in the sectors outlined in the CEI Plan of Action 2021-2023. In doing so, the programme supports capacity building initiatives boosting green growth and just societies. Applicants can read more about the areas of intervention in the CEI Plan of Action.
How much financial support does the call provide?
The current call for proposals provides and overall amount of 250,000 EUR. Selected initiatives will receive grants up to 40,000 EUR (max 50% of the total project costs).
Where do I find the call documents?
The call documents are available on the CEI website. Interested applicants can submit their application until 14 July 2023.
The funding for this KEP call for Proposals 2023 was made available by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government.