Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia

EU call for proposals: € 23.6million grant available for Local Authorities/Partnerships for sustainable cities

14/11/2018 - 14:44
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The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

A Call for Proposals “Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities” has been launched by the European Commission. The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity building and service-delivery. Peer to peer exchanges of Local Authorities are at the heart of this approach. Actions could support the building of new partnerships or contribute to upscale long-lasting partnerships and cooperation relations.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are to 1) strengthen urban governance, ensure social inclusiveness of cities, 3) improve resilience and greening of cities, 4) Improve prosperity and innovation in cities.

All proposals must address the following three priorities:

  1. Clearly demonstrate their contribution to the achievement of SDG 11
  2. Integrate in the activities the promotion of peer-to-peer learning and/or exchanges and/or short-term deployment of public officials' expertise at subnational level towards sustainable urban development - twinning/decentralised cooperation.
  3. Promote multi-stakeholders and multi-sectors approaches.

The financial envelope made available for projects in Sub-Sahara Africa is EURO 23,600,000.

The lead applicant must be a Local Authority (LA) or be an Association of Local Authorities (ALA) including city networks constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in the country.

The full call for proposals is available at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChc...

Please note that the deadline for the submission of concept notes is 6 December 2018 at 12:00 (Brussels time).

All questions on the call must be addressed to EuropeAid-161146@ec.europa.eu by 15 November.

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