Looking for funding
Are you a non-profit organisation or a company working in the development field? Wish to learn more on how to apply for funding
We offer different types of support to partner countries. We provide funding in the form of grants to support projects and organisations in achieving development objectives. We also offer public contracts, provide budget, and sector support.
Apply for a grant
Step 1. Register your organisation
- Create your EU Login account using your professional e-mail address EU login
- Set your password
- Once you have your username and password login to PADOR to create your account
- PADOR box: ‘PADOR – Potential Applicant Data Online Registration’ Register your organisation
Should you have any technical problems registering with PADOR, you may use the offline registration form
Or contact IT application support
For more detailed information on PADOR, visit our wiki
Step 2. Apply for a call
- Once you have registered in PADOR, you may apply for a call for proposal using the online system.
- Receive automatic notifications to follow-up your application in real time.
- PROSPECT: ‘e-Calls PROSPECT is the electronic submission of applications platform for calls for proposals Apply for a call for proposals
- Eligibility criteria box: Access to EU external assistance concern nationality and origin. Rules are listed in the Practical Guide PRAG
For more detailed information on PROSPECT, visit our wiki
Apply for a tender
Step 1. Prior information notice - check information notice
Step 2. Contract notice - Determines the scope and the type of contract, the maximum available budget and type of procedure. Pay attention to deadline for submission of applications
Step 3. Shortlist - in case of restricted procedure, a shortlist of selected candidates is drawn-up and selected candidates receive invitation to tender
Step 4. Invitation to tender - for open procedures, the tender dossier contains all instructions on how to submit tenders
Step 5. Evaluation - the Evaluation Committee evaluates the tenders
Step 6. Contract award - the committee recommends that the contract is granted to a successful tenderer or to cancel the procedure. The contracting authority then takes the decision to award the contract or cancel the procedure
Step 7. Standstill period - The contract can only be signed after the expiry of the standstill period. The duration of the standstill period is 10 calendar days when using electronic means or 15 days when using other means, starting from the day following the date on which the notification to tenderers was sent. The obligation to respect a standstill period only applies to contracts from €300 000 for service and supply contracts and €5 000 000 for works contracts.
Step 8. Contract Signature – The successful and unsuccessful tenderers are notified of the award decision. After the lapse of standstill period, the contract is signed and the award notice is published.
How to submit your tender for SIEA and AUDIT framework contracts
All the Framework Contractors for SIEA and AUDIT Framework Contracts have been registered in the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal and have received their validated PIC numbers, so no further registration is necessary.
Invitations to submit a tender will be sent to the shortlisted Framework Contractors via the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal, where they are requested to:
Step 1. Acknowledge the invitation
Step 2. Express their willingness to participate in the tender
Step 3. Prepare, validate and submit their offer
Step 4. Upon receiving the Award Letter, confirm the availability of the Experts
Step 5. Sign the contract electronically
For more detailed information on how to submit your tender, visit our wiki
The Practical Guide explains contracting procedures for EU external aid contracts financed by the EU general budget (Budget) and the European Development Fund (EDF).
EU International Partnerships Academy
Access our e-learning courses on Financial & Contractual Procedures.
The Companion provides guidance and instructions to support staff of the European Union when implementing procurement contracts in the context of external actions.