Third call for proposals

The Third call for proposals of the Danube Transnational Programme will be open soon! Download here our 3rd call leaflet!

Interested potential applicants are strongly advised to carefully read all the documents included in the Applicants Pack below.

Thematic seminars addressing the topics open for the Third call are being organised in the coming weeks. More information is found here.

The third call for proposals will be open to the Specific Objectives 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2 and 4.1 and restricted to some topics for the other SOs according to this table.

The opening of SO 4.1 for the Third call is subject to the approval of the programme budget reallocation by the EC.

CALL PROCEDURE

The Third call will follow a two-step approach.

  • In the “First step”, applicants will be requested to submit electronically, through the programme monitoring system (eMS), an Expression of Interest (EoI), outlining mainly the intervention logic of the proposal and its strategic relevance for the DTP. No additional supporting documents are to be delivered at this stage.
  • In the “Second step”, the pre-selected project proposals will be invited to submit an Application Package including a fully developed Application Form (AF), which will contain more in-depth information about the content and it will be the basis for the selection of the project proposals.

APPLICANTS PACK

The Danube Transnational Programme produced an Applicants Pack to provide stakeholders and potential project applicants with appropriate and high-quality information about the programme, the options and conditions for the development of their project ideas into full-fledged project proposals and the assessment and selection procedures. The Application Pack includes the following documents: Cooperation Programme, Applicants Manual, Call Announcement, Guidelines for the Expression of Interest and Application Form, declarations and templates.

A) COOPERATION PROGRAMME

The Cooperation Programme document developed by the States and Regions of the Danube Transnational Programme area and approved by the European Commission defines the priorities as well as the programming and EU funds required to achieve these priorities. It serves to implement a Community Support Framework, inter alia, to contribute to the Union Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive growth and to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion.

Download Cooperation Programme  Version 3.0 C(2017)4091
Download Annex 1_Glossary
Download Annex 2_Map_and_figures
Download CP Executive Summary

B) APPLICANTS MANUAL

The Applicants Manual is the part of the Application Pack which intends to provide applicants with detailed and specific information about the programme, project requirements, eligibility rules, application and assessment processes, project implementation principles and to guide them through the drafting of the project proposals.

- Applicants Manual

- Factsheets about each Specific Objective: NEW!

Factsheet Specific Objective 1.1                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Factsheet Specific Objective 1.2
Factsheet Specific Objective 2.1
Factsheet Specific Objective 2.2
Factsheet Specific Objective 2.3
Factsheet Specific Objective 2.4
Factsheet Specific Objective 3.1
Factsheet Specific Objective 3.2
Factsheet Specific Objective 4.1
 

C) CALL ANNOUNCEMENT

This document summarises the most important information regarding the launch of the Third call for proposals and will be available at the official launch of the call.

D) GUIDELINES, APPLICATION FORM AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FOR THE SUBMISSION

FIRST STEP:

- Template of Expression of Interest (for information purposes only) NOT to be filled in!
- Guidelines for the Expression of Interest

SECOND STEP:

- Application Form (for information purposes to be available only during the 2nd step)
- Guidelines for the Application Form (to be published during the 2nd step)
- Declaration of co-financing
- State Aid Declaration
- ASP Declaration (if applicable)
- Declaration for International Organisations (if applicable)
- Partnership Agreement
- Subsidy Contract (for information purposes)

Submission of applications must be done through the programme monitoring system (eMS). The third call will be active in the eMS only from the official launch of the call.

SUPPORT FROM DTP JOINT SECRETARIAT

Apart from attending the thematic seminars addressing the topics open for the Third call to be organised by the DTP MA/JS, DTP applicants have the possibility to individually consult the Joint Secretariat (JS) on their project ideas before and during the launch of the call. Project ideas being at an early stage of development are recommended to first address their respective National Contact Point for general advice and information.

Consultations in the form of bilateral meetings or phone discussions can be requested via email from the thematic JS Project Officer responsible for the respective project topic (the contact details of the JS can be found on the programme website), or the general DTP email (danube@interreg-danube.eu).

The email must include a written project outline based on a pre-defined DTP Concept Note. Additionally, applicants are recommended to highlight the main questions to be answered by the Joint Secretariat. The JS will provide a feedback as soon as possible, not later than a week from the request. Consultations are limited to 30 minutes and can be asked only once for each project.

In order to allow a realistic timeframe for adjustments, no on-site project consultation is organised in the last week before the closure of a given Call for Proposal. This limitation is not affecting general or technical questions, for which the Joint Secretariat can be addressed at any time.
Support to potential applicants at national level is provided as well by the DTP National Contact Points by organising National Info Days regarding the third call for proposals. The location and dates of those events are listed here.

FINANCIAL TOOL

For the purpose of supporting the applicants in self-assessing their financial viability the JS developed an excel-based tool. This tool is not mandatory as the financial viability will only be assessed by the JS during the second step based on a self-declaration.
Download Financial tool

LINK TO THE EUSDR

In order to ease the applicants in finding relevant information concerning the EUSDR, the Joint Secretariat offers a direct link from the DTP programme website to the latest progress reports from the EUSDR Priority Areas: http://www.danube-region.eu/about/progress-reports.
- EUSDR Targets and Actions (version May 2016)   Download

OTHER DOCUMENTS

Information on the control systems in the partner states of DTP
Information on the national co-financing systems in the partner states of DTP
Factsheet on the Associated Strategic Partners

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)