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Call for proposals: €8.25 million for sustainable urban demonstration energy projects


The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals worth a total of €8.25 million for the regional programme “SUDEP – Supporting the Southern Neighbourhood Partnership cities in the implementation of Sustainable Urban Demonstration Energy Projects”.


The global objective of the call is to enable local authorities in the region to address local sustainable development challenges related to energy.


The specific objective is to contribute to:

i)                    The increase in energy efficiency, energy savings and renewable energy sources;

ii)                    The improvement of  capacities of local authorities in the sphere of sustainable energy;

iii)                 The generation of a pool of demonstration actions which can be replicated in the region.


Expected results

–        Improved performance in the ENPI South local authorities in terms of sustainable energy (e.g. energy savings, energy efficiency, share of renewable energy, CO2 emissions, etc.).

–        A set of relevant demonstration actions (i.e. innovative in the local context) suitable for replication by other local authorities, provinces or networks in the region.

–        Enhanced capacity of local authorities to develop and implement sustainable energy projects.

–        Increased awareness of local populations of sustainable development policies and actions.


The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is €8.25 million. Grants requested under the call must fall between a minimum of €200,000 and a maximum of €1 million.


Actions must not exceed 36 months, and must take place in the territory of ENPI South local authorities.


The EU will prioritize actions that are innovative in the local context, have a high degree of replicability in region and which stimulate the local economy and make the best use of locally available resources.


The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 23 May 2014.


Information sessions will be held in each of the following countries: Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The tentative dates are set for the last week of March and first week of April 2014.


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