CEI Cooperation Fund

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

They are glad to announce the opening of the Call for Proposals 2021 in the framework of the CEI Cooperation Fund, with funding made available by all CEI Member States. Established in 2001, the CEI Cooperation Fund co-finances CEI Cooperation Activities aimed at strengthening cooperation among the CEI Member States and implementing the strategic goals and main objectives set by the CEI Guidelines and Rules of Procedure and the CEI Plan of Action.

The CEI Cooperation Fund co-finances CEI Cooperation Activities aimed at strengthening cooperation among CEI Member States. CEI Cooperation Activities are organised by institutions of CEI Member States to implement the strategic goals and main objectives set by the CEI Guidelines and Rules of Procedure and the CEI Plan of Action. CEI Cooperation Activities aim at capacity building by knowledge transfer and sharing, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States, and at exchanging experiences and good practice among all CEI Member States by favouring mobility and networking. In this context, particular attention will be paid to the involvement of non-EU CEI Member States and to a reasonable balance between participating EU and non- EU CEI Member States.

2) Eligibility

Applicants shall be public and private entities based and registered in CEI Member States (including NGOs/CSOs) and international/regional organisations

3) Location

Actions must take place in CEI member countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, and non-members: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Rep. of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call is 350,000 EUR (175,000 EUR for the first semester 2022 proposals and 175,000 EUR for the second semester 2022 proposals). The ceiling of the CEI co-financing amounts to 15,000 EUR (max 50% of the total project costs). The Call requires the participation of attendees from at least six CEI countries per proposal

5) Application

For activities to be implemented in the second semester of 2022 (i.e. from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022): Opening of application submission window: Friday, 10 December 2021 and Deadline: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 11:59 p.m. CET.