EU4Business: Connecting Companies

Calls

Relaunch of the CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The object of this Call for proposal is to identify, for each economic sector EU4BCC project addresses, a partnership of EU and EaP Business Support Organisations having a keen and common interest in elaborating, managing and implementing actions under the supervision of the relevant Sectorial Consortium.

Actions are to the implemented (B2B matchings and Study visits) in the following sectors:

  • Wine sector
  • Tourism sector
  • Textiles sector
  • Creative Industries

Deadline to submit proposals:

MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2021 | 17:00 (Brussels time)

Applications must be submitted online through the EU4Business: Connection Companies Submission System. For any question regarding technical problems encountered during the online submission of the applications please write an email to eu4bcc@eurochambres.eu.

Any clarification to this call should be sent to the same email address before August 9th, 2021 at 17:00 (date and time of Belgium). All the questions as well as their respective answers will be published (anonymously) in EU4BCC website in the section Calls for Proposals until August 19th, 2021 latest. Likewise, it is suggested to periodically consult the afore-mentioned site to be duly informed of the published questions and answers.

Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call for proposals.

In order to submit your proposal please follow the link below:

N.B. ! Please note that you will be able to update submitted applications until the deadline by entering the system with the same credentials.

N.B. ! One registration allows for the submission of only 1 application. In case you want to submit 2 different applications (e.g. a Study visit in  the Textiles sector and a B2B matching in the Tourism sector), you will need to register twice, using two different email addresses.

APPLICATION FORM

The application form is composed of 3 parts:
1. Part A – Application form 
2. Part B – Budget
3. Part C – Technical capacity 

Presentation of the Call for Proposals
slides
video presentation (webinar)

Annexes:
Annex to Part A:
Annex 1 Logical Framework
Included in Part C:
• Annex 1 – Declaration of the lead applicant for the lead applicant only
• Annex 2 – Declaration of Honour for all applicants
• Annex 3 – Mandate for co-applicant (Power of Attorney) for co-applicant(s) only
• Annex 4 – Previous experience for all applicants
• Annex 5 – Composition of the team for the lead applicant
• Annex 6 – CVs of the staff for all applicants (Technical capacity and relevant staff CVs)
• Annex 7 – Financial identification form for the lead applicant only
• Annex 8 – Statement turnover for all applicants
• Annex 9 – Checklist filled in for lead applicant
• Please add the annual accounts for the last two financial closed years for the lead applicant only

 

Documents for information
Annex II: general conditions
Annex III: special conditions
Annex IV: contract award rules
Annex V: standard request for payment
Annex VI (1): model interim narrative report final
Annex VI (2): model final narrative report final
Annex VI (3): model financial report

PRAG Practical guide
Annex H:  Daily allowance rates (per diem)
Annex J:   Information on the tax regime applicable to grant contracts signed under the call
Annex K:  Guidelines for assessing simplified cost options

Useful links
Project Cycle Management Guidelines
Implementation of grant contracts: Users’ Guide
Financial Toolkit           
Please note: The toolkit is not part of the grant contract and has no legal value. It merely provides general guidance and may in some details differ from the signed grant contract. In order to ensure compliance with their contractual obligations, beneficiaries should not exclusively rely on the toolkit but always consult their individual contract documents.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – closed

The results of the evaluation are available here.

The object of this Call for Proposals was to identify, for each economic sector EU4BCC project addresses, a partnership of EU and EaP Business Support Organisations having a keen and common interest in elaborating, managing and implementing actions under the supervision of the relevant Sectorial Consortium.

Actions to be implemented (twinnings, B2B matchings and study visits) by sector:

  • Bio/organic Food sector: 12 actions
  • Wine sector: 11 actions
  • Tourism sector: 12 actions
  • Textiles sector: 12 actions
  • Creative Industries: 12 actions

Deadline to submit proposals:
FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021 | 17:00 (Brussels time)

Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call for proposals.

In order to submit your proposal please follow the link below:

Annexes:
Annex to Part A:
Annex 1 Logical Framework
Included in Part C:
• Annex 1 – Declaration of the lead applicant for the lead applicant only
• Annex 2 – Declaration of Honour for all applicants
• Annex 3 – Mandate for co-applicant (Power of Attorney) for co-applicant(s) only
• Annex 4 – Previous experience for all applicants
• Annex 5 – Composition of the team for the lead applicant
• Annex 6 – CVs of the staff for all applicants (Technical capacity and relevant staff CVs)
• Annex 7 – Financial identification form for the lead applicant only
• Annex 8 – Statement turnover for all applicants
• Annex 9 – Checklist filled in for lead applicant
• Annex 10 – Annual accounts 2018, 2019 for the lead applicant only

FAQ

This section was produced on the basis of the questions received through the project’s contact email (eu4bcc@eurochambres.eu), during the networking sessions, and during the presentation of the call for proposals. Please note the project team is not allowed to give answers to questions by email and this is the reason why this FAQ section has been created.
The FAQ will be updated on a weekly basis.
The deadline to ask for clarifications concerning this call is Friday, 9 April (17:00, Brussels time). The last update of the FAQ will be published on Monday, April 19 (17:00, Brussels time).

SUBMISSION

No, only the EU lead applicant must register to the submission system and submit the full application.

No, the deadline to submit applications will remain 30 April (17.00 Brussels time).

To download the FAQ section click here

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – closed

The EU4BCC project aims to support sustainable economic development and job creation in the EaP countries by helping SMEs to grow – especially by promoting increased trade, encouraging inward investment and fostering business links with companies in the EU.

In the EU4Business: Connecting Companies, 5 Sectorial Consortia will be selected through Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI). Each Consortium will comprise a minimum of 1 EU and 1 EaP Chambers (maximum 4 EU & EaP Chambers per sector) who will manage the selected sector aiming at the implementation of the long term strategy developed by Board of Experts towards improving the competitiveness of the sector covered.

This Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) is launched to identify, for each sector, EU and EaP Chambers (CCIs) which will be responsible for monitoring, supervising and reporting the subgrants taking into account the Board of Sectorial Experts’ recommendations.

Deadline to submit expressions of interest:
FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020

Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call. In order to submit your proposal please follow the link below:

 

Presentation of the Call for Expressions of Interest:
slides
video presentation (webinar)

FAQ

This section has been produced on the basis of the questions received through the project’s contact email (eu4bcc@eurochambres.eu), during the networking sessions, and during the presentation of the call for expressions of interest. Please note the project team is not allowed to give answers to questions by email and this is the reason why this FAQ section has been created.

The FAQ will be updated on a weekly basis.
The deadline to ask for clarifications concerning this call is TUESDAY, 23 JUNE. The last update of the FAQ will be published on Friday, June 26.

To download the FAQ section click here