The 3rd Call for Proposals was launched since not the whole allocation foreseen for micro-projects (5.2 MEUR) was used within the 2nd Call. It was the last Call under 2014-2020 Programme edition. The total indicative EU budget for 3rd Call for Proposals made 1,5 MEUR. 178 Application Forms were submitted and the total amount of requested EU co-financing was equal to 9.41 MEUR what proves great popularity and potential behind the micro-projects.
The JMC decided to co-finance 26 projects (22 in 1.1 priority (Promotion of local culture and history) and 4 in 1.2 priority (Promotion and preservation of natural heritage)) and established the reserve list of 11 projects for possible future contracting. Successful applications represent 12 eligible Programme regions. The total amount of awarded co-financing equals 1.47 MEUR. The list of winners is available here.
The letters with results of the Call are being sent now to all applicants. Simultaneously, the JTS initiates the process of confirming the eligibility of selected applicants. Next step will be contracting of projects – it shall be finalized within max. 6 months.
Among the Belarusian applicants of the selected projects are the Ideology, Culture and Youth Department of Malaryta District Executive Committee, Hrodna Regional Unit of Social Organization “Tourism and Sports National Association” and the Ideology, Culture and Youth Department of Pružany District Executive Committee. Also, the following institutions from Belarusian side acted as project partners: State Institution “Territorial Center of Social Services to population of Kamieniec District”, Minsk Regional Clinical Maternity House, Ašmiany District Executive Committee, Janka Kupala State University of Hrodna, Culture Department of Navahrudak District Executive Committee, Local Cultural and Educational Foundation “Ščorsy and Chraptovičy”.
The Cross-Вorder Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 operates under the framework of the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). The ENI supports sustainable development along the European Union’s external borders, helps reducing differences in living standards and addressing common challenges across the Programme area. It continues and expands the cooperation between three involved countries and the European Union, which lasts for over 15 years, starting from the Neighbourhood Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine INTERREG IIIA/TACIS CBC for 2004–2006 perspective and ENPI CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine for 2007-2013 period.
All projects funded within the Programme are non-profit and aim at better life quality of inhabitants of eastern Poland, western Ukraine and western Belarus. The basic idea behind each project is the cross-border cooperation between the beneficiaries from both sides of EU’s external border. The Programme area covers over 316 thousand km2 in three neighbouring countries – Podlaskie, Mazowieckie, Lubeskie and Podkarpackie voivodeships in Poland; Volyn, Rivne, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattya Oblasts in Ukraine; Hrodna, Brest, Minsk and Homieĺ Regions in Belarus.