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NDICI – SWITCH Asia Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) - 'Global Europe' for the period 2021-2027 is the EU's main instrument for international partnerships on sustainable development, climate change, democracy, governance, human rights, peace and security in EU neighbouring countries and beyond.

24 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference EuropeAid/179588/DH/ACT/Multi
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Buildings & Public Works Business & Industry Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Employment Environment & Climate Social Economy Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Large company (> 250 employees) Professional organisation & network Research centre & university Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees) State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To support the transition of the region to a low-carbon, resource efficient and circular economy, whilst promoting more sustainable value chains and products between the region and Europe, contributing to the recovery of local economies
  • To support the green transition of key economic value-chains either within the eligible region or to the EU to reduce their carbon and environmental footprints
  • To ensure that available or new green and climate finance instruments will respond to the needs of MSMEs in the region
  • To support local consumers in acting more responsibly in choosing low-carbon and environmentally and socially sustainable products and services


  • Priority 1: Support MSMEs in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of their industrial production, improving resource mobilisation and efficiency and adopting circular economy practices
  • Priority 2: Engaging with consumers on low-carbon practices and sustainable consumption and production practices

Among financed actions

  • Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Actions to reduce water and energy consumption
  • Test innovating packaging solutions and promote alternatives to plastics packagings
  • Actions to promote eco-design and eco-labelling practices
  • Introduce nutrition labelling and mandatory provenance indicators
  • Actions to inform consumers about healthy and sustainable food choices
  • Actions to strengthen consumer protection against green washing and premature obsolescence

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 36 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Be a non-profit making entity
  • Be a business and for-profit organisation, national and regional clean production centres, universities, research centres, centres for technology transfer, consumer organisations, development organisations, trade federations and labour organisations
  • Be a NGO
  • Be a public sector operator
  • Total budget of the call: 24 million euro
  • Budget by lot:
    • Lot 1: 20 million euro for Asia
    • Lot 2: 4 million euro for Pacific
  • Amount of the grant: between 500.000 and 1.500.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 80%  of the total eligible costs

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