The 2nd Call for Proposals of the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020 is launched on the 22nd of November 2017 with the deadline of the 22nd of February 2018, 12:00 (Vilnius time, GMT+2). By this time the applications must have reached the Public establishment Joint Technical Secretariat (Konstitucijos Ave. 7, LT-09308, Vilnius).
The strategic goal of the Programme is to strengthen relations, raise capacities and share experience among people and organisations from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus through implementation of joined actions aimed at increasing the overall quality of life in the border regions.
The 2nd Call for Proposals is open for the project proposals contributing to the following thematic objectives and priorities:
1. Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty:
1.1. Enhancing the access to social and other services for vulnerable groups;
1.2. Stimulating employment through entrepreneurship and innovations.*
2. Support to local and regional good governance:
2.1. Increasing capacity of local and regional authorities to tackle common challenges;
2.2. Strengthening society.
3. Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage:
3.1. Promoting and preserving cultural and historical heritage and traditional skills.
* As the applications selected within the 1st Call for Proposals foresee fulfilment of the Programme result indicator 'Number of people in the Programme area who have received support in developing their employability and entrepreneurial capacities' with respect to the target group 'youth', in order to be approved for funding the applications submitted within the 2nd Call for Proposals shall focus on other target groups: 'pre-retirement age people' and 'other' population.
Projects shall involve beneficiaries coming from at least one of the participating EU Member States (Latvia or Lithuania) and Belarus. Each organisation must be a legal non-profit entity and must be located in the eligible area of the Programme.