The European Commission grants an additional 2 Million Euros to finance green ideas: the total budget available for the 2011 Call is 38 Million Euros.
This call is open to all legal persons that are based in eligible countries but the priority will be given to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Clusters of applicants and projects which demonstrate a European added value and have a high potential for market replication are strongly encouraged.
Although priority will be given to SMEs* and private beneficiaries, the calls for proposals are open to all legal persons located in one of the following countries:
- 27 EU member states
- Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
- Albania, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
- Other non-EU countries provided they have the appropriate agreement in force.
Also see Article 4 of the CIP legal base.
SMEs are defined as enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million.
What will be funded?
Calls support Eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources. However, more specific priorities are being set up considering their important environmental impact and policy priorities of the European Union.
Submission of your proposal is only possible online.