The objective of the Call is to select projects which support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution focusing on areas where a common European approach is more appropriate.
The Call covers two separate policy areas, prevention and preparedness, each with its specific objectives and budget.
Objectives for prevention projects:
Objective of this Call for the prevention policy area is to support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in actions aimed at achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their effects.
Objectives for preparedness projects:
Objective of this Call for the preparedness policy area is to create better prerequisites for and improve preparedness, as well as enhance awareness of civil protection and/or marine pollution professionals and volunteers.
This Call for proposals is open also to IPA II countries not yet participating in the mechanism and the European Neighbourhood Policy countries.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of preparedness projects:
- A) Internal Budget item: EUR 2 800 000 for projects benefitting Participating States of the UCPM. B) External Budget item: EUR 1 300 000 for projects benefitting countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy and IPA II beneficiaries, not yet participating in the UCPM.
Applicants have to choose under which budget item to apply and indicate this clearly in their project proposal.
The maximum EU co-funding rate is up to 75 % of total eligible costs per proposal with a maximum EU contribution of EUR 800 000.
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