26.10.2009 - Article
Partnership Fund in the Czech Republic: Project Submission Kick-off
The Czech Republic accepts from now on the submission of projects to be implemented within the frame of Swiss-Czech partnerships. The submission of project proposals takes place via the Czech partner.
The Partnership Fund provides support to clearly defined projects in the partner country, which are of limited duration and contribute to tackling a specific challenge in the Czech Republic within the framework of a partnership. The exchange of knowledge and sharing of experience between the Swiss and Czech partners should be part of the project. Applicants may be any territorial/regional bodies (e.g., municipalities, cities, cantons, regions), social partners (e.g., unions, employers’ organizations), and other non-profit organizations or institutions (e.g., NGOs, associations, educational institutions).
The Fund provides support ranging from between CHF 10,000 and CHF 250,000. The contribution also covers the costs that arise within the scope of the partnership (e.g., travel and accommodations costs). Together, the partners must shoulder at least 10% of the overall project costs.
Project submission and selection
The National Coordination Unit (NCU) of the Czech Republic has launched a call for project submission on its Website: www.swiss-contribution.cz where more detailed information, e.g., on the deadline and the form for project proposal submission will be available. The submission of project proposals takes place via the Czech partner.
After having examined the proposal’s form and content, the NCU will submit the project proposals received to an evaluation committee for approval. The first decisions on the proposals submitted can be expected after two months. Thereafter, the Committee will make known its decisions on project proposals every four months.
Creating new partnerships
Projects can be proposed and set up within existing or new partnerships. If you are a community, city, or canton interested in creating a new partnership and in search of a Czech partner, the following institution should be able to help you:
You can also visit the Marketplace on our Website and announce your interest in a partnership or consult the lists with the requests already published
Non-commercial partners in Switzerland
For further information and support, the SDC gladly remains at your disposal:
Thomas Krajnik, New EU-Member States Division
Email: email@example.com, Tel. +41 (0)31 322 68 51
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