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ARISE Plus Vietnam- Internationalisation of Vietnamese SMEs – 2021

The ARISE Plus Vietnam programme was designed to accompany the trade liberalisation process between the EU and Vietnam. It is a five-year programme (2018-2023) with a total budget of EUR 6.4 million that contributes to the integration of Vietnam's economy into the global production chain through targeted support to both the public and private sectors.

2021-11-15
800,000 euro
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors
Beneficiaries
Regions Asia
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Countries eligible for the grant:

  • Vietnam

 


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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • To increase exports of high quality products and services from Vietnam to the EU, with a focus on SME internationalisation and sustainable business practices.

Priorities

  • To equip Vietnamese SMEs with the knowledge necessary to boost exports to the EU;
  • To improve quality standards among Vietnamese exporters in line with EU and international requirements;
  • To strengthen linkages between Foreign Direct Invested firms and Vietnamese companies.

Among financed actions

  • Promoting linkages between European owned FDI in Vietnam and local suppliers;
  • Strengthen contacts between Vietnamese SMEs and European buyers/distributors for high quality products;
  • Upgrading market research capacity among Vietnamese SMEs exporting to the EU;
  • Promoting Vietnamese SMEs’ knowledge of rules of origin and capacity to comply with EVFTA requirements;
  • Promoting improvements along the supply chain to meet standards as expected by EU markets;
  • Promoting the adoption of improved quality management systems for export-oriented industries;
  • Actions supporting cross-cutting themes as detailed in the Sustainable Development Goals:
    • job creation with rights at work, social protection and social dialogue;
    • sustainable consumption and production, environmental performance of companies and gender considerations in the workplace.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 24 months.

Eligibility

  • Be a legal person, non-profit making, a business association, an academic institution, a local authority, a Non-Governmental Organisation or an International Organisation;
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries;
  • One of the applicants (lead applicant and/or one co-applicant) must have had a presence in Vietnam for at least 3 years at the time the call for proposals is launched. This obligation does not apply to international organisations.
Financement
  • Amount of the grant: between 200,000 and 800,000 euro.
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs.

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