The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for the construction and monthly production of timely indicators of global and regional trade developments. The global indicators are constructed bottom-up from regional indicators. The regional level includes all EU Member States, as well as the Candidate Countries.
The indicators of global trade are essential elements in the timely assessment of the global cycle. These high-frequency indicators are actively used in the Commission to monitor and forecast trade and GDP of EU and non-EU countries and regions. They have become an essential part of the analysis of global activity in the Commission’s tri-annual forecast exercises and many other external and internal notes.
This co-operation shall take the form of a framework partnership agreement between the Commission and one beneficiary over a period of four years. Under this framework partnership agreement, which will specify the common objectives and the nature of the actions planned, four specific annual grant agreements may be concluded between the parties.
Instructions and rules for drawing up and submitting proposals, covering all relevant information, formalities and documentation:
The proposals must be presented in three sections:
Grant application form containing compulsory standard forms (unless explicitly indicated that documents are to be submitted in free format):
Form 5b Declaration on honour (for grants > 60 000 EUR)
on exclusion criteria, operational and financial capacity (choose the right form, applicable for grants > 60 000 EUR or for grants ≤ 60 000 EUR)
Documentation regarding the financial aspects of the grant:
Model framework partnership agreement (FPA) and its annexes:
Model specific grant agreement (SGA) and its annexes:
Please note that all forms must be duly completed and signed; where needed free format documentation must be included.
Deadline for submitting proposals
Applications must be sent no later than 20 January 2016 (date of postmark or date of deposit slip to courier service or date of receipt by Commission when delivery by hand) to the address specified in point 14.1 of the specifications of the Call for proposals. Please read carefully the instructions set out in point 14 of the specifications of the Call for proposals.