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Technical assistance to support communities of actors to achieve the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters objectives

Details

Funding programme or initiative
European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
Country
Mission lighthouses basins
Lighthouse
Atlantic and Arctic basinMediterranean Sea basinBaltic and North Sea basinDanube River basin
Deadline date
31 May 2024, 23:59 CEST
Status
Closed
Publication date
22 March 2024
Mission Objectives
1. Ecosystems and Biodiversity2. Pollution prevention and elimination3. Carbon Neutral and Circular Blue Economy
Mission Topics
Relevant to Blue Parks Community
Associated Regions
No

Description

The deadline for the call for technical assistance has been extended until 31 May 2024, 23:59 CEST. 

Call

Objective

The objective of the technical assistance is to support selected applicants in developing and strengthening their actions contributing to one or more of the targets of the Mission Ocean and Waters. By participating in this call for technical assistance, selected projects will gain access to technical assessments and feasibility studies. 

The technical assistance shall match the needs, capacity, and interests of applicants, providing tailored expert support for applicants’ projects on key dimensions such as regulatory, technical, economic, operational, environmental, and commercial feasibility. 

The feasibility studies will provide an assessment of the overall viability of projects, defining risks, opportunities, and probability of success and analysing whether the planned projects are legally, technically, financially, economically, operationally, environmentally, and commercially justifiable and feasible. The studies shall also provide recommendations on how to improve the feasibility of selected actions.

Through the technical assistance, selected beneficiaries will gain a clearer understanding of the project feasibility and/or requirements to scale up and further develop the project. 

Eligibility

Detailed information on eligible applicants can be found in the Call for Expression of Interest downloadable below. 

The Call for Expression of Interest seeks to collect applications from relevant communities of actors, who wish to contribute to the objectives of the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’ in one of the EU Mission lighthouses basins. 

Applicants must be from one of the three target communities: ports, fisheries, islands. The eligible type of actors are:

Ports:

Local/regional authorities and/or similar bodies; Port authorities; NGOs or equivalent entities engaged in port development activities; Professional associations locally based or engaged in local development activities; Donors, philanthropic communities; Non-for-profits (different than NGOs); Private entities (small, medium / large), start-ups, accelerator clusters, consultancies; and Trade, business, or professional organisation.

Fisheries:

Local/regional authorities and/or similar bodies; NGOs or equivalent entities engaged in fisheries communities, local Action Groups described by the Community-led Local Development strategies; Professional associations locally based or engaged in local development activities in the region; Fishermen, fishing vessel owners, operators and crew, fish processors, aquaculture producers; Research vessels and fishing and aquaculture vessels; Marine conservationists, researchers and scientists; Donors, philanthropic communities; Non-for-profits (different than NGOs); Private entities (small, medium / large), start-ups, accelerator clusters, consultancies; and Trade, business, or professional organisation.

Islands:

Local/regional authorities and/or similar bodies; NGOs or equivalent entities engaged in local development activities; Professional associations based on the concerning island or engaged in local development activities of the island; Donors, philanthropic communities; Non-for-profits (different than NGOs); Private entities (small, medium / large), start-ups, accelerator clusters, consultancies; and Trade, business, or professional organisation.

Actions must be located within the Mission lighthouses basins (Mediterranean, Atlantic, Arctic, Danube, and North & Baltic Sea). 

Budget

No financial support will be offered under this technical assistance support.

Duration

The typical duration of the technical assistance delivery is between 4-6 months, commencing after the notification of selection. 

Please see the Call for Expression of Interest document that can be downloaded below for further details.

 
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