Deadline for submission: 29 November 2013
This Call for proposals is organised in the framework of European Union actions to strengthen cooperation with industrialised and other high-income countries and territories under Council Regulation 1934/2006 of 21 December 2006 (“Industrialised Countries Instrument” or ICI). In recent years, the network of EU Centres has expanded significantly, with the establishment of Centres in Singapore and Taiwan, the opening of additional Centres in Canada, Japan and South Korea and, finally, the launch of EU Academic Programmes in Hong Kong and Macao. Overall 37 EU Centres are currently in place worldwide.
The present Call for Proposals draws on the ICI’s 2013 Annual Action Programme and is intended to support the development of the EU Centres in Australia and New Zealand. It is estimated that up to 5 grants will be awarded to support the activities of EU Centres, depending on the quality and the number of the proposals received and on the availability of funding (at least one of which in New Zealand). Each grant will be of up to € 800.000 for stand-alone applications (with or without partners), and up to € 900.000 for consortia.
The overall objectives of the EU Centres are:
Five key components should be addressed by the applicants and translated into proposed activities: