Cross-border programme Kosovo-North Macedonia under IPA II 2019 and 2020

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

In line with the objectives specified in the programme document, the overall objective (OO) of this call for proposals is: Foster co-operation among institutions and organization in the cross-border region in order to support sustainable economic growth and strengthen social cohesion including gender equality. As a result of a decision made by the JMC of the programme on 14th of February 2022 two thematic priorities of the programme document are selected for this call:

  • Thematic Priority 2: Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage and

Result 2.1: New tourism opportunities utilised and tourism sector capacities increased, equally benefitting women and men.
Result 2.2: Tourism products’ and services’ quality improved, equally benefitting women and men.
Result 2.3: The identity of the programme area is strengthened through the enhancement of cultural and natural heritage values, equally benefitting women and men
Result 2.4. Increased access for women in all their diversity to financial services and products, and productive resources in the tourism sector.

  • Thematic Priority 3: Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk
    prevention and management

Result 3.1: Future interventions to address environmental pollution are well coordinated and harmonised, equally benefitting women and men.
Result 3.2: The management of solid waste and wastewater as well as sewage systems is improved, equally benefitting women and men.
Result 3.3. Increased participation of women and girls in all their diversity in decision-making processes on environment and climate change issues.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a: Local authorities(municipalities); National and regional centres for disaster management, national parks and monitoring and other public organisations for nature protection; Formal and public education and training institutions (e.g. primary schools, VET schools, Universities, etc.) including research, development and innovation centres; Centres for development of planning regions (in North Macedonia); Public enterprises as well as emergency services, such as fire/emergency services and (4) 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.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Kosovo and North Macedonia.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €2,280,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €500,000 and maximum €700,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (60%) and maximum (85%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 24 months.

5) Application

The full application together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 20 September 2022.