The search is on for Europe’s best climate project ideas

by EUKI / GIZ,

The EUKI launches its 7th call for ideas to realise ambitious climate policies in Europe. The application phase for project ideas to accelerate climate action in Europe opened on 25 November. Non-profit organisations from civil society, academia, the private sector, education and municipalities will have until 13 January 2023 to submit their proposals. The call for ideas is open to interested parties from all European Union (EU) Member States and the EU candidate countries in the Western Balkans.

Published: 25 November 2022

The funding amount per project is between EUR 120,000 and EUR 1,000,000. Projects in seven key topics can be financed for a period of between 18 and 29 months. The regional focus is on central, eastern and south-eastern Europe, the Baltic states and the Western Balkans. Terms and conditions and further details on the application process can be found on the Project Financing webpage.

Projects shall cover one of EUKI’s seven new topics: Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Socially Just Transition/Just Transition, Climate-Neutral Mobility, Climate-Friendly Financing, Sustainable Economy, CO2 Removals and Sinks.

It is the overarching goal of EUKI to support the process of achieving climate neutrality in Europe. EUKI thus aligns its activities with EU-level priorities. Projects receiving support relate to the Fit for 55 package and the REPower EU Plan. They strengthen the role of civil society in climate action at local or regional level. They also contribute to transnational European cooperation.

In the five years since its foundation, EUKI has established itself as a successful financing programme and has invested EUR 79 million in European climate action via 179 projects. It networks more than 360 organisations, municipalities, schools, public authorities and universities involved in implementing climate action targets across the EU. At the EUKI Academy these can build their expertise in the area of climate policy, giving their voices more weight in climate discussions. EUKI is a financing programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).