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European Commission — Efficient Use of Water in the Mediterranean Region

The European Commission seeks demonstration projects that promote the efficient use of water in urban and rural areas. The objective of this call is to identify, test and showcase innovative solutions that have the potential to be scaled up and that lead to the efficient use of water in the Southern Mediterranean region. Grants requested under this call must fall between €500 thousand and €1 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the European Union. Applications from eligible partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia) are welcome. The deadline for applications is 04 June 2019. Find the call

Rockefeller Brothers Foundation — Sustainable Development in China and the Western Balkans

The Foundation’s Sustainable Development program focuses on climate change, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth’s life support systems. Geographical focus is mainly on the United States, in addition to two “pivotal place” programs in China and the Western Balkans. Grant recipients are a mix of local and international organizations. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand — with exceptions — for periods of one to three years. Applicants can contact the Foundation for details. Find out how it works

Climate Tracker — 10-Month Fellowship on Climate Solutions

Climate Tracker, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, seeks five young climate journalists to participate in an online mentorship on climate solutions and journalism. The fellows will receive training on how to write articles on climate change and a monthly stipend of US$150. Applicants that are between 18 and 30 years old and are living in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, or Asia-Pacific are eligible. To participate, applicants have to write, publish, and submit a 500+ words article (in any language) on local solutions and responses to climate change. Articles have to be submitted by 31 March 2019. More information

Belmont Forum — Funding for Arctic Observation and Research

The Belmont Forum’s collaborative research action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems (CRA Arctic II) is an initiative to monitor and understand the complex changes occurring in the Arctic. This call supports medium-sized research projects with 3 to 4 years duration, with a recommended budget of up to €1.5 million. Participating countries in this Arctic call are Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and USA. All proposals must integrate across the natural sciences and social sciences, and they should include participation by three or more of the partner countries. The deadline for proposals is 14 June 2019. Find the call document

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network — Grants for Small Projects on Habitat Mapping

MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. Small grants are available for habitat mapping in 4 sub-regions: Alboran Sea, Straight of Sicily/Tunisia, South of the Adriatic Sea/North of the Ionian Sea and Central Aegean Sea/Cyprus Basin. Applicants may request up to €20 for projects with a duration of max. 7 months. The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2019. About

European Commission — Agriculture and Rural Development Kosovo

The European Commission seeks project proposals to support Kosovo’s farmers and agri-rural economic operators to build the capacities that they need in order to become more competitive on the market. All actions under this call shall address the challenges of climate change and promote gender equality. Grant size under this call varies between €100 thousand and €400 thousand. Eligibility extends to individual farmers, a group of farmers/producers or agri-businesses from Kosovo. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 14 April 2019. The call

Ashoka — ChangemakerXchange for Social Innovators in Europe & MENA

The ChangemakerXchange Summit in Spain will bring together 25 top young changemakers across civil society, media, the corporate sector, government, and more. The aim of the summit is to build a cross-sectoral network of changemakers that work together to address societal issues in a collaborative manner. Eligibility extends to participants who lead, co-lead, have founded, or have co-founded an ongoing social venture that addresses a relevant social problem, including in the theme of Environment (among others). Applicants should be based in Europe (including Turkey, European Russia and Southern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan) or the MENA region (including Maghreb, North Africa, Middle East). ChangemakerXchange will cover the travel costs and conference costs for the event to be held in Barcelona (Spain) in May/June 2019. The application deadline is 17 February 2019. Here

Earth Journalism Network — Investigating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Europe

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to support stories focused on monitoring and investigating the illegal wildlife trade in Europe. Typical grant sizes for this project are in the range of US$4 thousand to US$6 thousand (in special cases up to US$10 thousand). Investigative journalists with prior experience covering wildlife crime are invited to apply. Journalists interested in applying for funding have to contact EJN via email. There is no official application deadline, but interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. Find details and contact information

European Union — Danube Transnational Programme

The EU’s Danube Transnational Programme offers financial support to transnational projects contributing to the development of the Danube region. The Programme covers 9 EU member states and 5 non-member states (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). Themes include water management, flood prevention, natural heritage, energy, among others. The duration of projects must not exceed 30 months with available funds varying according to priority area. The lead applicant must be an international or private non-profit organizations. Project partners can be private enterprises. Project partners must co-finance a minimum of 15% of total project costs. The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest (EoI) is 08 March 2019. Find details

European Commission — Disaster Prevention and Preparedness

The European Commission seeks to identify and finance projects aimed at strengthening cooperation within Europe on disaster prevention and preparedness. Prevention projects may be any actions aimed at reducing risks or mitigating adverse consequences of disasters for people, the environment and property, including cultural heritage. Preparedness projects focus on strengthening preparedness for responding to emergencies, environment and marine pollution. The EU co-funding rate amounts to 85 % of total eligible costs, with a maximum EU contribution of EUR 1 million for grants awarded under the internal budget (EU countries) and EUR 400 thousand for grants awarded under the external budget (neighboring countries). Eligibility extends to private entities, public entities, and international organisations established in the European Union or Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is 04 April 2019. Find the call document