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NDICI – EU for Sustainable Development of the Prespa Lake Area – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - EU for Sustainable Development of the Prespa Lake Area aiming at addressing environmental, social or economic challenges identified by the local communities in the Prespa Lake area.

1.47 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference EuropeAid/178154/DD/ACT/MK
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
Institution European Commission
Sectors Environment & Climate Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Media & cultural organisation Professional organisation & network Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees) State administration & affiliated entities

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To enhance the participation and mobilisation of citizens and local communities in solving local problems
  • To support eco-friendly socio-economic development that will generate green job opportunities for young people and women
  • To improve cross-border exchanges and cooperation with neighbouring countries


  • Priority 1: Conservation and valorisation of culture, natural and cultural heritage and values
  • Priority 2: Improving the offer of sustainable eco-friendly tourism
  • Priority 3: Enhancing mutual understanding and cooperation with Albania and Greece for the preservation and sustainable development of the Prespa Lake area

Among financed actions

  • Actions improving mutual understanding, good neighbourly relations and respect of cultural heritage and values between the peoples of the Prespa area
  • Actions related to the preservation of customs, historical and traditional values of the Prespa area
  • Business opportunities for local service providers and operators in the field of tourism (non-for-profit)
  • Development of quality, sustainable tourism offer in form of products, routes, activities, facilities and services as a basic prerequisite for sustainable tourism development of the area
  • Cross-border people-to-people events with neighbouring countries (Greece and Albania)
  • Exchange of best practice and success stories in the management of protected areas, sustainable and organic agriculture, cultural heritage protection, eco-tourism promotion

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 18 and 36 months


  • Be a legal entity
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Total budget of the call: 1.47 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 150,000 and 400,000 euro
  • Cofinancing rate: between 60% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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