EU Announces a New Call for Proposals to Support Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy

regional_development2On April 26, the European Union announced a new call for proposals to support Ukraine’s regional development policy.  Through the call for proposals regional and local authorities will be provided with an additional budget to implement priorities and objectives as defined in the regional development strategies of their respective regions.

The action will be implemented through two lots at the oblast and rayon/municipality levels respectively:

Lot 1 aims to alleviate regional disparities through targeting the least developed regions of Ukraine (Indicative allocation of funds – €4 million with projects up to €2 mln)

Lot 2 aims to promote sustainable rural development (Indicative allocation of funds€2 million with projects up to €500 thousand).

Lot 1 is limited for the applications from Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Vinnytska, Volynska, Zhytomyrska, Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivska, Kirovogradska, Lvivska, Rivnenska, Sumska, Ternopilska, Khersonska, Khmelnytska, Cherkasska, Chernivetska, Chernihivska oblasts.

Lot 2 is open for all regions of Ukraine.

A wide range of issues may be tackled through the Call including infrastructures upgrade and rehabilitation, employment stimulation, tourism development, support to business initiatives, energy efficiency measures, agricultural markets development.

The Call is a part of a wider regional development programme of €31 mln, promoting decentralised development of the Ukrainian regions.

More information is available on the EuropeAid web-site

The deadline for the submission of Concept Notes is 01.07.2013.

The Delegation of the EU to Ukraine will organise a number of information events to promote the Call in the regions of Ukraine in  May 2013.

For further information:

Tetiana SHULHA, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine: Tetiana.SHULHA@eeas.europa.eu

Tel: +380 (44) 390 8010