Challenge for Innovative Solutions for the Green Transition
February 28, 2023
Belgrade, February 20th 2023 – With the support of the European Union, Sweden and Switzerland, in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Serbia is launching the perennial Challenge Call for Proposals for innovative solutions for the green transition of the Serbian economy.
The purpose of this Challenge Call for Proposals is to support the implementation of innovative solutions for all five areas of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans:
1. decarbonization - reducing dependence on fossil fuels and switching to renewable energy sources,
2. circular economy - conservation and better use of natural resources,
3. environmental pollution reduction with a particular focus on air,
4. protection and conservation of nature and biodiversity, and
5. development of rural and sustainable food supply systems.
Public and private companies, social enterprises, research institutions, civil society organizations, local self-governments and managers of protected areas can apply individually or jointly to this Challenge Call.
The best applications will receive mentoring and technical support to develop their ideas, while the best among them will receive co-funding to implement these solutions in practice.
The deadline for applications for the first cycle of the Challenge Call for Proposals for innovative solutions for the green transition is 31st March 2023 at 5pm.
The Challenge Call is open until the end of 2026. Received applications will be evaluated and selected in several cycles.
Applications will be accepted only online and in Serbian language, through an online application form HERE.
For all interested candidates, info-days will be organized on 15th March and 24th March (in hybrid format), as well as on 19th April - for the second cycle of applications.
Registration in mandatory for all info-days:
- Registration for hybrid info-day on 15th March
- Registration for hybrid info-day on 24th March
- Registration for hybrid info-day on 19th April
This Challenge Call for Proposals is published in the framework of the project "EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia", implemented by UNDP with the financial support of the European Union, in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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