The European Commission (or in some cases the European Neighbourhood Instrument partner country / Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance beneficiary country managing EU funds on the Commission’s behalf) makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants in support of projects or organisations which further the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy. Interested parties can apply by responding to calls for proposals.
Calls for proposals are published on EuropeAid website.
The European Commission (or in some cases the European Neighbourhood Instrument partner country / Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance beneficiary country managing EU funds on the Commission’s behalf) uses public contracts to buy goods and services - studies, technical assistance and training; consultancy, conference and publicity services; books and IT equipment etc. The providers are selected via calls for tenders which are issued by the Commission departments, offices and agencies around Europe.
Calls for tenders are published on EuropeAid website.
Communication and Visibility Requirements for EU External Actions
The general purpose of the new Communication and Visibility Requirements (available in: EN | FR | AR | RU) is to ensure that all EU-funded external actions will inform specific or general target audiences about the reasons for the action, the EU's support for the country or region concerned, and the outcomes and impact of that support.
The new Requirements have replaced, since the 1st January 2018, the old Visibility Manual from 2010 that continues to apply for all actions launched before the end of 2017.
However, implementing partners are strongly encouraged to refer also to the 'Communication and Visibility Requirements' of 2018 when planning and carrying out communication activities and/or producing a variety of communication and visibility products: briefings, written material, press conferences, presentations, invitations, road signs, commemorative plaques and all other tools used to highlight the EU contribution.
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) is going to conclude a contract for a study to identify and assess the main concerns and potential impacts of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on the Western Balkans and Turkey, and the European Neighbourhood  – the “NEAR countries”.
The subject of the contract is to undertake a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the impacts of the proposed CBAM on the economic, social and environmental prospects of “NEAR countries”. Such an evaluation will inform the Commission’s possible responses, such as how to recognise the approximation with EU energy and climate acquis in the CBAM application or what supporting measures could be put in place to accelerate the decarbonisation of key sectors.
The contract will be awarded via negotiated procedure for low value contracts.
Economic operators interested in this contract are invited to submit a tender in one of the official languages of the European Union. Economic operators must submit a tender exclusively by electronic mail to; NEAR-TENDERING-R5@ec.europa.eu, with a clear reference to Study on the potential impacts of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – negotiated procedure for low value contracts PC-6196.
The tender must be received no later than 12:00 hour’s local time (CET) on 27/09/2021 where local time shall be understood as local time at the contracting authority's location Brussels, Belgium,
The relevant documents can be found here:
 Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*
 Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine**, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.
** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individuals positions of the Member States on this issue.