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Grants and Tenders
Grants and Tenders
The European Commission 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.
There are currently no open calls for proposals managed by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) Head Office in Brussels. If you require information on proposals managed by any of the Delegations, please consult this website.
The Commission 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 tender which are issued by the Commission departments, offices and agencies around Europe.
Tenders for IPA assistance to enlargement countries are based on project requirements agreed between the Commission and the beneficiary countries.
There is currently no open call for tender managed by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) Head Office in Brussels. If you require information on tenders managed by any of the Delegations, please consult this 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.