Overview

Israeli bodies are eligible to apply to numerous EU project-based programmes. Some of these are managed by the Delegation which itself issues calls for proposals while others are managed by other Delegations or by the European Commission in Brussels.  For specific and detailed information on current funding opportunities, visit the grants page and/or http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm

Programmes under the European Neighbourhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI) include:

  • The EU Partnership for Peace Programme: supports civil society initiatives that promote peace, tolerance and non violence in the Middle East.

Under ENPI, some types of project-based technical assistance are available to the national administrations and semi-public bodies. These include the long term Twinning programme and the shorter term and Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX).

Israeli NGOs and civil society organisations as well as regional and local authorities are eligible to apply to a wide variety of other programmes under ENPI including the Cross Border Cooperation Programme (CBC)  and the Regional Cooperation programmes (such as the Euromed Audiovisual Programme,  the Euromed Heritage programme and the Euromed Youth programme, Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue (CIUDAD) , etc)

Other programmes open to Israeli bodies include:

  • The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) which aims to provide support for the promotion of democracy and human rights in non-EU countries. The programme functions on a country level by supporting actions in Israel and monitoring the human rights situation both in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In addition, it functions on a global level by providing support to activities focusing on a number of issues, particularly those covered by the EU Guidelines on Human Rights
  • The Higher education programme Erasmus +, which aims to boost skills and employability, and modernize education, training, and youth work. Erasmus+ supports transnational partnerships among education, training, and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of education and industry, in order to ensure synergy between academic studies and the labour market. It also supports national efforts to modernise the national systems in these fields.
  • Thematic programmes such as: Investing in People which covers nearly all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development; Environmental and Natural resources; Migration and Asylum: