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The Call for Proposals for Medium Grants 2019 is now closed

On 24 June 2019, BIOPAMA opened the first call for proposals under the “Action component”, concerning medium grants in order to transform knowledge into actions.

Applications were accepted in English or French by 21 September 2019 at 23:59 (Brussels date and time), via the online application portal. Applications cannot be submitted after this deadline.

The key documents of this call are listed below.

Key resources:

Useful resources:

Who is eligible?

Third parties eligible for BIOPAMA Action Component financial support must:

  • be a registered public entity; be a registered non-profit legal entity;be a registered small or medium enterprise (SME) ;not be individuals or sole traders.
  • be a registered public entity;
  • be a registered non-profit legal entity;
  • be a registered small or medium enterprise (SME);
  • not be individuals or sole traders.

and

  • be a national, subnational or local government agency;
  • be a protected area or conserved area;
  • be a non-governmental organisation (NGO);
  • be a local community-based organisation (CBO);
  • be a regional organisation carrying out field projects;
  • be an international organisation (IGO) carrying out field projects.

and

  • be established in an ACP country (a member of the ACP Group of States);
  • be established in a Member State of the European Union;be established in a European Overseas Country or Territory (OCT):
  • be established in an OECD Member State, in the case of contracts that are implemented in a Least Developed Country (LDC)
  • or a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).

and

  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the grant project; not acting as an intermediary.
  • not be a beneficiary of a grant funded by the European Union (including EDF funds) for the same activities.

What kind of activity is eligible?

For being eligible for the BIOPAMA AC financial support, activities must:

  • Be located in one or several ACP countries, and within these in priority areas.
  • Address clear priorities in terms of protected/conserved areas management and governance, sustainable use of naturalresources and livelihood of surrounding local communities of the priority areas. The priorities must be identified bythe diagnostic tools (as defined above).
  • Be consistent with the specific objectives of the BIOPAMA programme.
  • Achieve tangible results and impacts in the field expressed through clear indicators included in the project logical framework.
  • Comply with IUCN Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS).Enable data and information sharing from the project with the BIOPAMA Regional Observatories and RIS.
  • Enable data and information sharing from the project with the BIOPAMA Regional Observatories and RIS.
  • Be cost-efficient and sustainable.
  • Be of practical field application and limited in time (confined to the duration of BIOPAMA II) to avoid dependency on the support provided by the Action Component.

Activities with co-benefits beyond conservation (e.g. on human well-being or climate change mitigation and adaptation) will be prioritised.