A grant between EUR 50,000 and at most EUR 350,000 may be made for each project. The term of the project should be at least four months. Projects must be concluded in March 2022 at the latest.
The EUKI finances climate projects. Implementers must have their official office in an EU member state or be registered there. In accordance with the regional focus of EUKI, implementers from Central, Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern Europe in particular are encouraged to submit project proposals.
Bilateral and multilateral consortia are equally sought; however, the maximum number of implementing partners (in addition to the implementer) is three. The number of implementing partners should be proportionate to the project’s goals and funding and to the distribution and weighting of each set of tasks.
The following approaches can be pursued individually or in combination: Capacity development; creation of networks; implementing policies and measures, developing strategies and conducting feasibility studies; dialogue formats, dissemination projects and education.
Potential recipients of financing must be legal persons with their own legal capacity. Individuals are excluded from financing. Potential financing recipients must be non-profit entities and must belong to one of the following groups:
- non-governmental organisations
- local/regional/national government agencies
- non-profit companies
- universities, research and educational institutions
Project outlines and proposals are evaluated on their general quality and the following criteria:
Relevance: The planned measures must be in line with one or more of the objectives of the European Climate Initiative and be compatible with the climate and energy policy objectives and strategies of the target countries.
Quality of project concept:
- Appropriateness, rigorous presentation and plausibility of target system (outputs – outcome – impact);
- Effectiveness of implementation methods (nature and interaction of planned project activities);
- In the case of projects that focus on capacity building: the suitability of the capacity-development strategy, especially the interaction between capacity-development measures at individual, organisational and systemic levels;
- Completeness and realistic assessment of risks;
- Quality of indicators and nature of data collection for measuring project success;
- Comprehensible and balanced division of tasks, appropriate steering structure and instruments;
- Quality, comprehensibility and feasibility of work plan.
Networking and synergies:
Projects should establish links to and cooperate with current or previous projects financed by the German Federal Government, Page 4 Germany‘s federal states, the European Union and national and international donors.
Projects will only be considered if they are sustainable. The integration of the project results into the policies of the partner country/target region. Replicability/upscaling potential. The financial sustainability of the instruments/structures/products developed, e.g. securing follow-up financing.
The envisaged use of funding should be proportionate to the desired outcomes.
Illustration Photo: Kuwait has an arid climate, a hostile environment in which to grow crops. In recent years, the country’s scientists have used technology packages derived from nuclear techniques (irradiation to develop new barley varieties with improved traits, combined with water and nutrient management) to be able to grow food. (credits: Dean Calma / IAEA / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))