The official text of the third call for proposals published on 5th June 2018 announces the launch of this call for three priority axes, with € 22.900.000 ERDF budget as it follows:
Axis 2 : Competitiveness of SMEs
Promoting the competitiveness and internationalization of the SMEs of Southwest Europe
Contributing to a higher efficiency of the energy efficiency policies
Axis 4 : Combating climate change
Prevent and manage risks more efficiently
Who can apply?
Private and public entities, with or without profitmaking aims, as well as companies (except big companies), located in the eligible area of Sudoe Programme.
IMPORTANT: the official text of the call for proposals provides details on the type of actors who must be part of the application regarding each priority axis.
How can you apply?
The Call for Proposals is organised in two stages.
The first stage
Step 1, published on 5th June 2018 and opened from the 1st to 21st September 2018, both included. The applications have been built by the National Authorities and the Joint Secretariat being subject of a first selection by the Steering Committee according to the admissibility and selection criteria of the first phase, as detailed in the factsheet nº6 of the Sudoe Programme Manual. At the closure, the Joint Secretariat received 127 project proposals. The list of shortlisted projects was published on the 18th January 2018, after the decision of the Steering Committee, that met on the 18th of January in Toulouse (France). See here the list of project proposals that participated in Step 2.
The second stage
The second stage of the call is open from 21th January 2019 to 29th March 2019.
Applications have been assessed by the Steering Committee which classified the proposals as following:
- Project approved;
- Project approved under conditions;
- Project non approved;
- Project non-eligible.
You can consult all the information on the project selection in the Factsheet 6 of the Sudoe Programme Manual.
On 18th June 2019, the Steering Committee of the Programme met in Cahors to approve the projects of the third Call for Proposals with €22900000 ERDF funds. 17 projects have been approved (7 from axis nº2, 4 from axis nº3 and 6 from axis) nº4 and will receive grants from the € 22.900.000 ERDF budget available for this call. You can check the ranking here.
Publication of the official text of the call: 5th June 2018
Applications - First stage: from the 3rd of September 2018 to the 21st of September 2018
Applications - Second stage (indicative) : March/May 2019
On 18/06/2019, the Steering Committee met in Toulouse where the Third Call for Proposals’ projects have been approved. 17 projects have been approved with 7 projects from axis nº2 with € 8239161,67 ERDF budget, 4 projects from axis nº3 with € 6397930,63 euros and 6 from axis nº4 with € 6552432,3 ERDF budget. You can check the ranking here.
3rd Call for Projects - Management of approved projects - Proposal process of first level controller
In order to support the beneficiaries of the third call's approved projects, the National Authorities and the Joint Secretariat have organized several information sessions.
- Session for Spanish beneficiaries
The National Authority organized a seminar in Madrid on January 23th, 2020. Spanish beneficiaries are invited to attend as well as their first level controller if necessary.
Presentations are available here.
- Session for French beneficiaries
The National Authority and the Joint Secretariat organized a webinar on January 10, 2020. The video is available here.
The presentations presented can be downloaded here.
The documentation to be presented by French beneficiaries for their first level controller's proposal to the National Authority can be downloaded here.
- Session for Portuguese beneficiaries
The National Authority and the Joint Secretariat organized a webinar on January 13, 2020. The video is available here.
Presentations can be downloaded here.
Documentation to be presented by Portuguese beneficiaries for their first level controller's proposal to the National Authority can be downloaded here.