EUKI Newsletter

EUKI's 5th Call for Project Ideas is open

Date: 25 November 2020

Dear EUKI Community, 

We are pleased to inform you that the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) has launched the Fifth 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.

EUKI supports climate projects in EU Member States and candidate countries, with a regional focus on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe as well as the Baltic states. The deadline for submission of project outlines is 19 January 2020.

A grant between EUR 50,000 and EUR 1,000,000 may be made for each project. 

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

  • What? Call for Project Ideas of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
  • When? The deadline for the submission of project outlines is 19 January 2020
  • How? This video explains the EUKI selection procedure in three minutes
  • Who? NGOs, public authorities, non-profit enterprises as well as academic and educational institutions
  • Where? Submit your idea for cross-border climate action in Europe here

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, 128 projects in 30 European 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 240 organisations from all over the European Union participate in the projects.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to register for our web based Info Day on the 5th EUKI Call taking place on 15 December 2020.  

Best regards,

Stefan Bundscherer
Director European Climate Initiative (EUKI)


All updates on the fifth EUKI call will be released under and shared via EUKI’s Social Media channels Twitter and Facebook


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this newsletter:
Stefan Bundscherer
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Anselm Bareis
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'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 Financing 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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