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EU grants Armenia 2.9million Euros to promote local development

Source: Asbarez | Thursday, 13 April 2017
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European Union Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Switalski announced a €2.9 million grant to promote local development in Armenia on April 11, 2017 in Gyumri (Photo: European Union in Armenia/Facebook)

European Union Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Switalski announced a €2.9 million grant to promote local development in Armenia on April 11, 2017 in Gyumri (Photo: European Union in Armenia/Facebook)

European Union Calls for Proposals to Support Innovative Ways to Develop Local Community through Sport, Culture, Education and Tourism

GYUMRI, Armenia—The European Union Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski on April 11 announced a €2.9 million Grant Scheme designated to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Armenia, by facilitating participation of the civil society and local authorities in poverty reduction and sustainable development process at local level. It will contribute to raising the economic competitiveness, creating jobs and reducing tendencies of outward migration in regions.

“The EU is committed to reinforce and support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities in Development in Armenia,” Switalski noted. “We believe that we can do so by facilitating the participation of the civil society and local authorities in poverty reduction and sustainable development process at local level. Innovative ways to develop local community through sport, culture, education and tourism can contribute significantly to this objective.”

This call for proposals has an objective to enhance people to people contacts and local community development within the country and within the region through sport, culture, education and tourism. Projects proposal can support among other things the development of (1) outdoor activities such as summer and winter sports that can have an impact on tourism development; (2) educative programs complementing existing compulsory education and higher education institutions offering innovative learning platforms and spaces; (3) cultural associations promoting the development of performing arts, music, theatres, literature, painting, animation, filming, etc.

The European Union Delegation to Armenia has launched two grant schemes for project proposals of a total budget of € 4.4 million in order to reinforce Civil Society in Armenia and to support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities in Development. These two calls complement the very significant ongoing capacity building and re-granting programs for civil society in Armenia and the recently announced € 1 million Grant Scheme for Regional Development designed to promote culture and creative sectors. The grant scheme “Reinforcing Civil Society in Armenia” with an overall budget of € 1.5 million was announced in Yerevan on 10 April.

Call For Proposals

The overall amount made available under this call for proposals is €2,900,000 in the form of €300,000 – €600,000 grants for projects on the following themes:

  • Outdoor activities that can have an impact on tourism development;
  • Cultural associations promoting the development of performing arts, music, theatres, literature, painting, animation, filming, etc. outdoor activities that can have an impact on tourism development;
  • Educative programs, complementing existing compulsory education and higher education institutions offering innovative learning platforms and spaces.

Sub-granting, the provision of financial support to third parties will be a core characteristic of this call.




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