Call Open for Sustainability Partnerships for SMEs
The European Commission has announced the proposals for Sustainability Partnerships for SMEs adopting more sustainable practices.
The general objective of this call for proposals is to tackle the expertise of NGOs/CSOs to assist SMEs in their transition to more sustainable business models by funding practical projects/actions able to impact the environmental and/or social performance of the SMEs. This call is expected to help enhance interaction and improve collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises and NGOs/CSOs active in the same regions.
The projects/actions will be implemented by consortia composed of interested SMEs, NGOs/CSOs and other relevant parties able to contribute to the implementation of the projects/actions.
This call builds on the mission of the Enterprise Europe Network and gives to interested EEN members an additional tool to assist SMEs in their transition to more sustainable business models. Therefore, the projects/actions will be coordinated by an active EEN member.
The available call budget is EUR 400 000. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.
Qualitative and quantitative indicators for the action:
Number of projects implemented;
Number of SMEs and NGOs/CSOs involved in the projects;
Impact of the projects on the environment or society;
Long-term sustainability of the projects, beyond the duration of EU funding
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
be legal entities (public or private bodies)
be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
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