Call for proposals for Nature Protection projects in Romania
In 28 November 2008, the Romanian Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development launched a call for proposals for Nature Protection projects, financed under the EU Structural Funds.
Proposals should highlight how they will help bolster the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, and the related Natura 2000 network of protected areas, in Romania. Projects may be submitted for one or more of the following types of activities: preparation of protected area management plans or conservation strategies (principally for Natura 2000 sites); installation of nature protection infrastructure for public use (e.g. visitor centres, trails, signage, etc.); conservation and/or restoration of species and habitats protected under EU Directives; raising public awareness about nature protection; improving capacity to manage sites, habitats and species.
The overall budget available for the period 2007 – 2013 is some €215 million. There is no upper limit on project costs, but applicants may be required to contribute 20% co-financing and pay VAT according to their legal status and project expenditures. Proposals must be submitted by 30 April 2009, using the official application form, and following the guidelines available for download at: http://www.mmediu.ro/proiecte_europene/axa4.htm
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