30 January 2011


DEADLINE: 14th March 2011 for submission of concept notes.
At least one organisation from a EU Member State and at least one organisation from an eligible Asian country*
  • Not-for-profit intermediary (business) organisations and networks (e.g. chambers of commerce or industry associations)
  • Not-for-profit organisations aiming at pursuing sustainable development
  • Governmental institutions at the regional and local level
Eligible countries
 Europe: EU Member States + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway 
*Asia: Afganistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Chinese Taipei), India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, DPR Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam

All industrial sectors (except primary production) are eligible to be targeted in the projects, under the following conditions:
  • They are polluting and have sufficient potential for improvement
  • They form a substantial share of the economy and have potential for market demand
  •  They have sufficient potential for further multiplication in the country and/or region
The projects should have two dimensions:
1) They should promote one or more sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices (e.g. cleaner production, environmental management systems, greening supply chain, eco-labelling, etc.)
2) They should employ a replication mechanism in order to actively engage a large number of SMEs in producing and consuming sustainably (e.g. develop/upgrade standards and certification schemes, set voluntary targets, strengthen SCP service providers, create market demand, engage policy-makers/financial institutions)

We have submitted 2 projetcs under this call.