Grant Opportunities

Grants for Biodiversity in Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories

Grants for Biodiversity in Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories


Deadline: 26-Apr-22

The European Commission (EC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Biodiversity in Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) to implement a small grant scheme.

The proposed project shall implement calls for proposals from 2022 onwards to finance small grants for biodiversity conservation and / or restoration action in the EU’s ORs and OCTs located in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Amazon, Pacific, Polar and Subpolar and Macaronesian Regions.

Objectives
By doing so, the proposed project shall

provide specific support for the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of ecosystem services, including for climate adaptation, as set out in the Commission Communication ‘A stronger and renewed partnership with the EU’s outermost regions
empower the local stakeholders to define and implement projects tailored to their respective challenges and to address effectively concrete conservation problems
stimulate the inclusion of the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources into decision-making, and mainstream issues across all sectors of the local economies and policy-making frameworks
contribute to the achievement of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted at the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Funding Information
The available call budget is EUR 32 000 000.

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

be legal entities (public or private bodies)
be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
EU Member States
Overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
non-EU countries:
listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
be active in the areas of nature conservation and climate change
be active in EU’s ORs and OCTs located in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean,
Amazon, Pacific, Polar and Subpolar and Macaronesian Regions
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