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IPA II – Town Twinning between Turkey and EU-II – 2022

The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) is the means by which the EU has been supporting reforms in the enlargement region with financial and technical assistance since 2007. IPA funds build up the capacities of the beneficiaries throughout the accession process, resulting in progressive, positive developments in the region.

2.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Candidate countries, European Union
  • Countries eligible to the programme: Turkey
  • Actions must take place in Turkey and/or EU Member State(s)


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Priorities and funded actions


To create sustainable structures for stimulating exchange between local authorities in Turkey and the EU local authorities in areas relevant to climate and environment.


Priority 1 – Development of local plans, strategies, roadmaps and/or preparation of decision-making tools (modelling, impact and vulnerability analysis, etc.) with regard to climate change.

Priority 2 – Enhancing the capacity of local authorities and enabling exchange of adaptation know-how and experience among local authorities within Turkey and/or the EU for creation and/or implementation of climate change adaptation technologies and systems.

Priority 3 – Raising public awareness on climate and environment related issues, particularly actions targeting children and youth.

Among financed actions

  • Developing local strategies, plans, roadmaps regarding climate change and sustainable development
  • Enabling local initiatives to support green economic development
  • Conducting preparatory studies to support policy making
  • Developing Local Climate Action Plans
  • Developing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs)
  • Implementing programs localization of global agendas related environment and climate change
  • Developing and/or implementing technology and innovative tools for climate change adaptation
  • Creating networks and platforms for exchange of best practices related to climate and environment
  • Compliance with the effects of climate change in local and sectoral policies and strengthening capacity, interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increasing the representation in European networks via joint actions
  • Identifying and monitoring the effects of climate change at the local level
  • Actions targeting public awareness on climate change and environment focusing on different groups of the community
  • Raising awareness on the urgency and importance of adapting to climate change
  • Developing community-based adaptation measures to combat climate change

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 10 and 12 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be: non-profit making, a local authority in Turkey (municipality, special provincial administration (SPAs), Departments of Investment Monitoring and Coordination (DIMCs)), a local authority in the EU Member States or an eligible country according to the IPA Regulation, except Turkey
  • Amount of the grant: between 60,000 and 100,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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