Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - EU4Business: Connecting Companies

29/03/2021 - 10:00
Grants

The object of this Call for Proposals is to identify, for each economic sector EU4BCC project addresses, a partnership of EU and EaP Business Support Organisations having a keen and common interest in elaborating, managing and implementing actions under the supervision of the relevant Sectorial Consortium.

EU4Business: Connecting Companies

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The EU4BCC project aims to support sustainable economic development and job creation in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries by helping SMEs to grow - especially by promoting trade, encouraging inward investment and fostering business links with companies in the EU.

The object of this Call for Proposals is to identify, for each economic sector EU4BCC project addresses, a partnership of EU and EaP Business Support Organisations having a keen and common interest in elaborating, managing and implementing actions under the supervision of the relevant Sectorial Consortium.

The call intends to fund 59 grants of all three types, divided as follows:

  • Bio/organic Food sector: 12 actions   
  • Wine sector: 11 actions
  • Tourism sector: 12 actions
  • Textiles sector: 12 actions
  • Creative Industries: 12 actions

The EU4BCC project within the above-mentioned sectors will be implemented through three types of actions:

  • Twinnings, defined as Capacity Building / Peer to Peer Coaching for BSOs
  • B2B matchings among SMEs
  • Study visits among SMEs and BSOs.

The applicant BSOs will be partnerships of EU and EaP BSOs who, once retained for granting, will implement the study visits, twinnings or B2B matchings.

These actions are directed towards SMEs and BSOs in the EaP countries and in the EU (final beneficiaries of the action).

Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call for proposals.

EU4BCC’s provisional budget for the 59 actions is € 3.540.000, and the provisional budget for each action cannot exceed € 60.000. EUROCHAMBRES co-financing will amount 95% of the final actual budget, up to a max. of 57.000,00.

For more information about the project you can check the EU4BCC website.

A series of events will follow to allow for networking among various stakeholders who could apply for a grant: full list here.

Deadline to submit proposals: FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021 | 17:00 (Brussels time)

More details here: https://connectingcompanies.eu/index.php/calls/

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