CLOSED Calls for Proposals - 2008 - Archive -

Business to Business Cooperation in Singapore

Application deadline:  30 September 2008

The European Commission invited proposals from trade and investment promotion agencies, chambers of commerce, business and industry associations in Singapore to implement a project to improve the competiveness of European companies and to strengthen EU companies’ presence in key ASEAN market.

The amount of up to 500,000 EUR is available in order to fund this project on a co-financing basis. This means that the applicant/consortia or partners must provide at least 25% of the total eligible costs of the project proposed. The implementation period of the project is 36 months, and it is expected that activities will start during the first quarter of 2009.


Call for proposals for the establishment of an EU Centre in Taiwan

Application deadline: 15 September 2008

The European Commission invited proposals from institutions of higher education or research in Taiwan to support a ‘European Union Centre’ for a 48-month implementation period. The Centre will be expected to implement high quality teaching, research, and outreach programmes with EU and EU-Taiwan themes. The Centre will also have to participate in cooperative activities within the existing network of EU Centres around the world.

The amount of up to 1,100,000 EUR is available in order to fund this project on a co-financing basis. This means that the applicant/consortia or partners must provide at least 25% of the total eligible costs of the project proposed.


Call for Proposals for the establishment of two new EU Centres in the Republic of Korea

Application deadline: 22 August 2008

The European Commission invited proposals from South Korean Universities to establish two new EU centres in the Republic of Korea. The EU Centres initiative is aimed at encouraging greater awareness and knowledge of the EU in the through support for EU-focused curriculum development and research, outreach activities and academic links.

The objectives of the Centres in Korea are the following:

- Building centres of academic excellence with a view to broadening and deepening the base of European Union studies in Korea;

- Developing targeted outreach activities in Korea to constituencies beyond academic circles in order to enhance the visibility of the EU, its policies and development; and to promote a better understanding and knowledge of the EU as a major player in the global system and as a bilateral partner of Korea;

- Strengthening academic cooperation between the European Union and Korea;

- Contributing to an effective functioning of the network of EU Centres.

The maximum budget available for the two Centres is 1,6 million euros.


European Union Business Info Programme (EUBIP) for Hong Kong and Macao

Application deadline: 18 August 2008

The European Commission invited applications from eligible organisations established in the territory of Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR over a 36-month implementation period to develop outreach and research activities in relation to the bilateral policy agenda between the EU/ Hong Kong and Macao.

The amount of up to 750,000 EUR was available in order to fund this project on a co-financing basis. This means that the applicant/consortia or partners must have provided at least 25% of the total eligible costs of the project proposed.


'Instrument for Stability - Crisis Preparedness Component - Organization of Round Tables'

Application deadline: 14 July 2008 and 13 January 2009 (second deadline) pdf - 217 KB [217 KB]


Instrument for Stability - Peace Building Partnership Support

Application deadline: 29 April 2008