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2016 calls for proposals for simple and multi programmes

NEW call for proposals for simple programmes on "Information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries in accordance with Regulation (EU) N°1144/2014".


NEW call for proposals for multi programmes on "Information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries in accordance with Regulation (EU) N°1144/2014".


The calls for proposals AGRI-SIMPLE-2016 and AGRI-MULTI-2016 have been published on 4 February 2016 with the deadline for submission 28 April 2016, 17:00 (Brussels time).


EVENT
26 February 2016
Brussels (BE)
INFORMATION DAY

Calls for proposals on information provision and promotion measures

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How to apply?

Proposals can only be submitted electronically via the Electronic Exchange System of the EU Research & Innovation Participant Portal. The submission guide and all necessary documents can be found on the Participant Portal.

Participant Portal

Regarding proposals for simple programmes, 10 topics for proposals are announced in the call document. Applications submitted must fall within the scope of one of these priority topics.

Regarding proposals for multi programmes, a single priority topic is announced in the call document.

Who can apply?

Country eligibility

To receive EU financial support for a promotional programme, i.e. to be a coordinator or other beneficiary, the organisation needs to be legally established in one of the EU Member States.

Type of organisation

a) Simple programmes

Proposals can be submitted by one or more of the proposing organisations listed in Article 7(1) (a), (c), or (d) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014. The organisations have to be representative of the sector or product concerned by the proposal complying with conditions set out in Articles 1(1) or 1(2) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1829.

b) Multi programmes

Proposals can be submitted by:

  • At least two organisations referred to in points (a), (c) or (d) of Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014, which shall be from at least two Member States; or
  • One or more Union organisations referred to in point (b) of Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014.

The organisations have to be representative of the sector or product concerned by the proposal complying with conditions set out in Articles 1(1) or 1(2) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1829.

How much co-funding?

The total budget earmarked under the present call for the co-financing of multi programmes is estimated at EUR 14.300.000. Projects will receive 80 percent co-financing of eligible costs. Proposing organisations from Member States under financial assistance are entitled to a top-up of 5% on the reimbursement rate.

The total budget earmarked under the present call for the co-financing of simple programmes is estimated at EUR 93.650.000. Projects applying to topics within thematic priority 1 (simple programmes in the internal market) will receive 70 percent co-financing of eligible costs. Projects applying to topics within thematic priority 2 (simple programmes in third countries) will receive 80 percent co-financing of eligible costs. Proposing organisations from Member States under financial assistance are entitled to a top-up of 5% on the reimbursement rate relevant to the chosen topic.

In relation to the specific market situation of the dairy and pig meat sectors in 2015, out of the total budget earmarked for the co-financing of simple programmes, EUR 30.000.000 have been ring-fenced for projects from those sectors.

Please note that overheads (indirect costs) are not eligible for the applicants receiving an operating grant from the Union budget during the period in question.

General principles

The following general principles apply to funding for projects:

  • Co-financing rule: you need to have your own financial resources to contribute to the costs of the project;
  • Non-profit rule: the grant may not have the purpose or effect of producing a profit for you;
  • Non-retroactivity rule: you can get co-funding only for the costs incurred after the starting date stipulated in the grant agreement;
  • Non-cumulative rule: each action may give rise to the award of only one grant to any one beneficiary (you cannot get paid twice for the same cost).
Contact

For questions on the online submission tools, please contact the IT helpdesk via the Participant Portal.

For non-IT related questions, a helpdesk at Chafea is available at: +352 4301 36611, weekdays between 9.30 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 17.00.
E-mail address: CHAFEA-AGRI-CALLS@ec.europa.eu.

The helpdesk is unavailable on weekends and public holidays.

Before contacting the helpdesk, please consult the frequently asked questions regarding the promotion policy and online submission.