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SWITCH-Asia – Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production – 2021

To design projects developing Sustainable Consumption and Production schemes in Asia.

2020-12-18
32,6 million euro
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Health
Beneficiaries
Regions European Union, European Economic Area, Asia
Details

Actions must take place in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives
* To develop and adopt less polluting and more resource-efficient and circular products, processes and services by MSMEs allowing their integration to global greener value and supply chains and;
* To promote more sustainable consumption patterns in Asia

Priorities
* Priority 1: Support MSMEs in reducing the environmental impact of their industrial production, improving resource efficiency and adopting circular economy practices;
* Priority 2: Engaging with consumers on sustainable consumption and production practices

Among financed actions
* Implementation of resource efficiency measures;
* Addressing the presence of hazardous chemicals;
* Testing and promoting innovative packaging solutions; 
* Promoting the use of certification and eco-labelling for products;
* Promoting the principles of the circular economy through innovation throughout the product life cycle
* Promoting eco-design and eco-labelling practices;
* Informing consumers about healthy and sustainable food choices;
* Educating consumers to reduce food losses;
* Engage in broad debates on sustainable lifestyles

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 non-profit-making, or
– 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, or
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union and United Kingdom
– Be established in one of the following Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Indonesia, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, or
– Be established in member countries of the OECD, in case of contracts exclusively implemented in a Least Developed Country or a Highly Indebted Country as included in the list of ODA recipients, or
– Be established in a Member State of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), or
– Be established in countries from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), and
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary

– Actions must take place in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Financement

* Amount of the grant: between 1 and 2,5 millions euro
* Co-financing rate: between 50% and 80% of the total eligible costs (up to 90% if all activities of the action take place in Least Developed Countries (LDC))

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