The call for strategic projects by the Italy – Tunisia Programme  started on 18 October with the deadline of 17 December 2019. Strategic projects are supposed to promote innovations relevant to the policies and the needs of the Programme territory, ensuring long-lasting results beyond the project duration.

    The EU contribution of €14 000 000 is divided between all three thematic objectives of the Programme.

    This one-step call invites for participation public and private bodies from Sicily (Italy) and Tunisia. The partnership must consist of a minimum of 4 partners (including the Lead Partner), of which at least 2 based in Italy and 2 in Tunisia (eligible areas). The maximum number of partners per project is 8. The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

    The Programme contribution for a single project will range between €1 200 000 and €1 800 000 covering a maximum of 90% of the total costs.

    Link to proposal


    The Italy – Tunisia Programme has launched its first call for proposals concerning standard projects on 26 October 2017. The overall indicative amount available for this call is €16 000 000 divided between the following 3 thematic objectives:

    1. Business and SME development
    2. Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
    3. Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

    In the framework of the notice, public and private organisations based on the territory of Sicily and Tunisia with the exceptions noted under notice n. 01/2017 can participate in the call as well as Italian governmental ministries and national organisations based in Rome acting in the national interest.

    Projects can be pilot actions, cross border experiments, transfer of expertise or experience. Each project must have at least 2 partners (including the lead applicant), of which at least 1 must be from the eligible territory in Tunisia and 1 must be from the eligible territory in Italy. Projects cannot contain more than 3 partners from the same country.

    The EU contribution to each project can be between a minimum of €800, 000 and a maximum of €1, 200, 000. The maximum duration of each project must not exceed 36 months.

    The deadline for proposals is set for 15 January 2018 at 14:00 and must include a project summary in French.

    The launch of the call is accompanied by a series of technical and information events in both Sicily and Tunisia which will take place in November and December 2017.

    For more information (in French and Italian) and to apply please see the link to the proposal.

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