EUKI Newsletter

EUKI's 4th Call for Project Ideas is Open 

Date: 19 December 2019

Dear EUKI Community,

We are pleased to inform you that the German Environment Ministry (BMU) has launched the fourth Call for Project Ideas under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) today. NGOs, public authorities, academic and educational institutions as well as other non-profit institutions are called upon to submit ideas for projects that contribute to climate action in Europe and strengthen European cooperation. The regional focus of the financing is on Central, Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern Europe. The deadline for submission of project outlines is 18 February 2020. This year’s Call for Project Ideas thus takes place earlier than in previous years.

A grant between EUR 50,000 and EUR 1,000,000 may be made for each project. For the first time, organisations from EU candidate countries may also (as implementing partners) apply for financing.

Further information on the EUKI, its projects and the application for project financing can be found at Please share the information with your network and interested organisations in the field of climate action.

  • What: Call for Project Ideas of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
  • How: Submit your innovative idea for cross-border climate action in Europe here
  • When: Submit until 18 February 2020
  • Who: Governments, local authorities, educational institutions and stakeholders from civil society, science and industry

EUKI connects local actors across Europe to foster mutual exchange of knowledge, thus laying the foundation for joint viable climate policy. In past Calls for Project Ideas, 62 projects in 25 EU countries were selected for funding. Project topics include transboundary educational programmes on climate issues, developing concepts for urban cycling infrastructure, compiling ideas for a socially fair phase-out of coal power and proposals for a green EU budget. More than 160 organisations from all over the European Union participate in the projects.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Best regards,

Stefan Bundscherer
Director European Climate Initiative (EUKI)


Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin
In charge of
this newsletter:
Stefan Bundscherer
Edited by: Samuel Held
Anna Chmielecka
Financing Programme European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin, Germany

'The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a project financing instrument of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The Funding Programme EUKI is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.'


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