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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.

2023-12-12
24 million euro
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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

Objectives

  • 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

Priorities

  • 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

Eligibility

  • 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
Financement
  • 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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