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Danube Strategic Project Fund – a new way of funding for the Danube Region

Posted by Oláh Nikoletta, Thursday, 26th January 2017 @ 11:44 am
Danube strategic project fund – a new way of funding for the danube region
Danube strategic project fund – a new way of funding for the danube region

The Danube Strategic Project Fund is a new facility aiming at supporting the implementation of transnational strategic projects aligned with the objective of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), with a specific added value at the interfaces between cohesion and enlargement/neighbourhood policy.

It is co-financed with funds provided to the European Commission by the European Parliament and the City of Vienna and will be managed by PA 10 of the EUSDR (City of Vienna) in close cooperation with EuroVienna, affiliated entity to the City of Vienna.

General and specific objectives of the initiative

The Danube Strategic Project Fund (DSPF) focuses primarily on innovative pre-mature projects which could not be funded so far and respond to the actual needs in the Danube Regions functional area. Moreover, it will provide support for projects and initiatives which do not fit into a programme or funding scheme (or which need a combination of several funding instruments).

The DSPF pays particular attention to projects that:

  • Have a strategic impact, especially in view of Enlargement and Neighbourhood policies
  • Have connections and/or spill-over effects in the territory covered by the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region
  • Include neighboring countries
  • Include cross-cutting and/or horizontal measures covering several Priority Areas of the Strategy
  • Follow a multi-level governance approach
  • Support the establishment of economic and social cooperation
  • Foster integration and reconciliation of Danube countries, with a particular focus on the training of young people

Interested applicants can visit the PA10 webpage or can contact the PA2 Coordinators for more information.

In case an organisation / partnership has a project idea that fits into the DSPF and to the activity of PA2, please contact us for support.

PA2 Coordinators and PA2 Steering Group has the right to decide which project can be submitted to the evaluation committee.

The application pack is available through the Priority Area 2 Coordinators. The submission deadline is 15th of February.