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2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 127/39



issued by the European Commission for Developing the capacity of environmental NGOs, through
transfer of best practice from NGOs in the EU15

(2003/C 127/12)

1. Publication reference (c) Maximum project duration: 12 months.

For details, see the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ referred to in
item 12.
2. Programme and Financing source
PHARE 2003 Multi-country programme ‘Environment and 4. Overall amount available for this Call for Proposals
enlargement’, budget line B7-030.
EUR 420 000.

3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project 5. Maximum and minimum grant amounts
(a) Minimum grant for a project: EUR 10 000;
(a) This project will raise the capacity of the environ-
mental non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in
the Central and East European (Phare) countries, by (b) Maximum grant for a project: EUR 20 000;
transfer of experience from the successful environ-
mental NGOs in the EU Member State (EU15)
countries through twinning, mentoring and
information exchange. (c) Maximum proportion of project costs to be covered by
Community funding: 95 %.

The Commission will give priority to projects that are 6. Maximum number of grants to be awarded
intended to develop basic skills, rather than addressing
a particular issue. Such skills could include working 42
with industry, attracting funds, collaboration with
sectoral ministries and environment ministries,
project management, communication to the public 7. Eligibility: Who may apply?
and motivating of volunteers. Projects must be imple-
mented primarily through exchange programmes and This subsidy is open to NGOs active in the field of
twinning arrangements. environment. The main beneficiary of the project should
be an NGO based in one of the Central and East European
countries mentioned in point 3(b). The other partner(s) in
the project should be (an) NGO(s) based in one of the
Priority will also be given to projects where the lead EU15 Member States.
applicant can demonstrate its future potential, in terms
of a wide scope of activities and in terms of a large
target audience. Furthermore priority will be given to 8. Provisional notification date of results of the award
projects where the lead applicant has a real need for process
external assistance, and is not already receiving
extensive support from EU15 NGOs. In principle, four months beginning from the deadline for

(b) Geographical area: Central and East European (Phare) 9. Award criteria
countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary,
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; See details at section 2.3 of the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’
and the 15 EU Member States. mentioned in item 12.
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10. Application format and details to be provided published together with this notice on the Internet Web
site of EuropeAid.
Applications must be submitted using the standard
application form attached to the Guidelines for
Applicants mentioned in item 12, whose format and This Web page can be consulted via
instructions must be strictly observed. For each
application, one (1) signed original and THREE (3)
copies as well as one (1) version in data format (3½
floppy disk compatible with MS Word 6 or earlier, or
RTF) must be supplied by the applicant.
by selecting in the left frame of this page: ‘PHARE/ISPA/
11. Deadline for applications SAPARD’ in the first box, while ticking ‘open’ under
‘status’; ‘grants’ in ‘type’ and ‘all’ for both ‘region’ and
The deadline for applications is 27 August 2003 at 16 h, ‘country’, followed by clicking ‘submit query’.
Central European Time.

Any application received by the Contracting Authority Any questions regarding this Call for Proposals should be
after this deadline will not be considered, even if the sent by e-mail (including the Publication Reference of this
postmark indicates a date preceding the deadline. Call for Proposals shown in item 1) to All applicants are
12. Detailed information encouraged to consult the above Internet Web page
regularly before the deadline for applications since the
Detailed information on this Call for Proposals is Commission will publish the most frequently asked
contained in the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’, which are questions and the corresponding replies.