Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan

3rd call for proposals of the “Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities”

10/03/2021 - 07:47
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The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

Mandatory Objective 

  • Strengthen urban governance by supporting the capacity of the local authorities as autonomous policy maker, better access to services by the citizens (including e-governance) and promoting a “territorial approach” to local development.

One of following objectives (each proposal need to specifically address at least one of them):

  • Ensure social inclusiveness of cities: by preventing both the causes and effects of inequality, marginalisation and segregation, including tackling the needs of women, children, youth, and marginalised and vulnerable groups such as disabled people, migrants and displaced people
  • Improve resilience and greening of cities by increasing the quality of life, fostering urban green growth and making cities more resource-efficient through sustainable modes of production and consumption
  • Improve prosperity and innovation in cities by fostering sustainable local economies including circular economy, promoting digital transition and creating employment

The “Lot 2: Partnerships for sustainable cities in Asia and the Pacific” has a total indicative available funds of EUR 12 000 000. India and Bhutan are among the eligible countries.

Size of grants : Minimum amount of EUR 1,000,000  and a maximum amount of EUR 3,000,000.

Planned duration: Not lower than 24 months and not exceed 36 months.

The Lead Applicant may be Local Authorities (LA) ; or Association of Local Authorities (ALA), including city networks and must be established in  one of the eligible countries or territories.

Deadline for submission: 23/04/2021 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time)

More details can be found on the below mentioned link:


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