How Does EUKI’s Selection Procedure Work?

by EUKI Office, GIZ/EUKI

Answers to the 5 most important questions about the 6th EUKI Ideas Competition On November 23rd, the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) gave the starting signal for the sixth EUKI ideas competition. Non-profit organisations are invited to submit their project ideas for cross-border climate protection in Europe by January 12, 2022. The approved projects will be supported with EUR 120,000 to EUR 1,000,000.

Published: 24 November 2021

Who may apply?

EUKI finances project ideas from NGOs, educational institutions, regional and local public authorities and non-profit enterprises. Interested parties from all EU member states may apply, whereby the regional focus is on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe and the Baltic States. In specific cases organisations from EU candidate countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey may also apply as project partners and be included in the selection procedure. Transboundary projects by organisations from different countries operating at national, regional or local level are particularly welcome.

Which are the funding areas?

Since climate action poses multifaceted challenges, EUKI covers a wide range of topics. Projects in eight core areas such as mobility, awareness or sustainable management will be financed. Current EUKI projects are aimed at climate-friendly and liveable cities, a Just Transition in coal-mining regions or at teaching European students how to treat nature and the environment in a responsible way. An overview of all projects funded by EUKI is available here.

How does the two-step selection procedure work?

The EUKI selection procedure is a two-step process: convincing project outlines are to be drawn up for the first stage stating the problems at hand, project objectives and the specific measures planned. These project outlines have to be submitted in electronic form via the relevant online application form on the EUKI website in due time. Once a project outline has been selected by EUKI, the respective applicants are requested in writing to submit a full project proposal. Project outlines and proposals have to be submitted in English.

How to prepare a project outline?

All relevant documents can be found on the selection procedure page. Apart from the information on financing of projects under EUKI you will also find information on preparing a budget as well as on project planning and monitoring among others.

Any further questions?

The Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the EUKI Secretariat would like to invite you the web-based Info Day on the 6th EUKI Call taking place on 7 December 2021. The core areas of the Call, the application requirements and the selection procedure will be explained in detail. Interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions. Please register here upfront.

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