The EUKI finances climate projects. Potential recipients of financing must show how their projects contribute directly or indirectly to strengthening climate action in the relevant target region. Promoted projects include both those supporting realisation of quantifiable greenhouse gas mitigation and those leading to development of good climate policy conditions.
The following approaches can be pursued, individually or in combination:
Capacity development, network building, exchange of experience to support climate policies, programmes and measures, preparatory concept development for practical climate action as well as dialogue formats, dissemination projects and education.
EUKI supports climate projects with actors in EU member states, primarily the Central, Eastern and Southern European member states.
Financing is aimed at projects which operate at either national, regional or local level. The projects are intended to support implementation and/or further development of national strategies and policies.
Requirements for potential recipients of financing
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:
local/regional/national government agencies
universities, research and educational institutions
Potential financing recipients must have their official registered office in an EU member state or be registered there. The EUKI particularly encourages applicants from Central, Eastern and Southern European member states. Bilateral and multilateral consortia are explicitly sought — with a maximum of four project partners per consortium (including project leader).
Scope of Financing and Project Duration
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 2021 at the latest.
For the first stage in the procedure applicants prepare a project outline using an online application form.
In a second stage applicants of shortlisted project outlines are contacted via email and asked to submit a full project proposal.