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The implementation of programmes and projects either organised or sponsored by the Central European Initiative (CEI) is facilitated through the CEI Co-operation Fund. All public and private bodies in CEI Member States as well as international organisations and other regional bodies are eligible to apply.

  • Posted on: 16.12.2009

The CEI Co-operation Fund is to co-finance activities in various areas provided that at least 50% of the resources are available from another donor. Since its inception in 2002, the CEI Co-operation Fund has supported more than 600 Cooperation Activities with a total amount of about 5,5 million EUR in various CEI Member States. Click here to see the list of projects supported in 2008.

Eligibility Criteria

  • CEI Cooperation Activities are generally small in scale, limited in time and usually take the form of seminars, workshops or training courses.
  • All public and private bodies in CEI Member States as well as international organisations and other regional bodies are eligible to apply.
  • Cooperation Activities need to be in line with the CEI Plan of Action (see related document below) where the CEI priorities are clearly outlined.
  • They must take place within the CEI Region and involve at least one third of CEI Member States (multilateral projects).

The CEI financial contribution, which can reach a maximum of 50% of the total cost of the project (within a ceiling of 30.000 EUR), has to be complemented by other sources of financing.

There are two annual deadlines for submitting project proposals:
1st February (for implementation from July to December) and on 1st September (for implementation from January to June).

For further information, please contact Chiara Casarella, +39 040 7786742.

Geographical focus: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, International/Other

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