Grant Opportunities

EC Grants to promote Youth Participation in Just Transition

EC Grants to promote Youth Participation in Just Transition

Deadline: 31 January 2022

The European Commission (EC) is offering grants “Promoting Youth Participation in Just Transition” to provide financial support to teens, to make young people direct actors of cohesion policy when it comes to contributing to a green transition.

DG REGIO aims to promote good governance of cohesion policy. Transparency, open governance, and active participation of citizens contribute to efficient and effective management of EU funds dedicated to cohesion policy. Citizens’ participation is particularly important for just transition regions. Participation of young people could propose a novelty into the decision making process, inspiring policy makers and public authorities in charge of management of the Just Transition Fund.

The present initiative aims to empower young people and to make them actors in the definition and implementation of solutions that provide inclusiveness in the green transition.

The beneficiary will provide support to young people, between 15 and 24 years old that are residents in one or more regions covered by Territorial Just Transition Plans. The beneficiary will organize a call for projects, open to teens and groups of teens willing to volunteer to develop and implement ideas that allow “less exposed people” to benefit from the green transition.

The call can address groups of teens specifically set-up for the purpose of the call or in existing associations. A group of teens or an existing association should demonstrate that teens or members of the association involved in the projectfulfill the age and territorial criteria, eg declaration.

Funding Information
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 1,000,000.
The Commission expects to fund one proposal.
The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
Expected Tasks
The beneficiary is expected to perform the following tasks:

Prepare, organize and promote the call for projects;
Manage the call (launch, receive applications, evaluate applications, award funding, monitor the implementation of the projects, make payments, wrap-up);
Set-up and maintain a project information portal in English, based on open source technology, for visualization of teens-projects on a map at NUTS 3 level, interactions with teens and provision of all the datasets in open and machine readable format;
Communicate about teens’ projects and the whole initiative through the project information portal and social media;
Evaluate and conclude on the action and report to the Commission;
Provide recommendations for future actions.
Eligible Activities
The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

The activities necessary to achieve expected output of this call;
Financial support to third parties;
Awareness and dissemination actions.
Eligibility Criteria
Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants:
non-profit organization (private or public);
public authorities (national, regional, local);
international organizations;
educational institutions;
research centers.
Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible: EU Member States.
In order to assess the applicants’ eligibility, the following supporting documents are requested:
private entity: extract from the official journal, copy of articles of association, extract of trade or association register, certificate of liability to VAT (if, as in certain countries, the trade register number and VAT number are identical, only one of these documents is required);
public entity: copy of the resolution, decision or other official document establishing the public-law entity;
entities without legal personality: documents providing evidence that their representative (s) have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf.
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