Know-how Exchange Programme Open Call

22 May 2023 Calls
Know-how Exchange Programme Open Call

Join the Know-how Exchange Programme and be part of the collaborative efforts towards knowledge transfer and advancement in the Central European Initiative (CEI) Member States. The Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) serves as a valuable instrument for facilitating the transfer of know-how and best practices from the European Union (EU) to non-EU CEI Member States. This initiative focuses on supporting projects and programs that enhance the capacity building and technical assistance efforts of institutions. By providing grants, the KEP encourages the sharing of experiences between institutions, aiding non-members in their journey towards aligning with EU standards and policies.

Objectives of the KEP

The KEP has three primary objectives:

  1. Enhancing European integration: By promoting the transfer of know-how and best practices, the KEP contributes to the integration of non-EU CEI Member States with the EU, fostering closer collaboration and harmonization.
  2. Strengthening economic and social advancement: Through capacity building and technical assistance projects, the KEP helps non-EU CEI Member States improve their economic and social development, supporting their progress towards sustainable growth.
  3. Promoting principles of foreign development aid and international collaboration: The KEP fosters the principles of foreign development aid by facilitating international collaboration among institutions in CEI member countries. It encourages knowledge sharing and cooperation for mutual benefit.

Funding and Project Impact

Since its inception, the KEP has financed 137 projects, with the CEI Fund contributing over 4 million EUR. These projects have had an overall value of over 16 million EUR. The financial support provided through the KEP enables institutions to implement capacity building and technical assistance initiatives, thereby enhancing their effectiveness and impact.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

To be eligible for the Call for Proposals 2023, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Public or private entities registered in a CEI Member State.
  • Each proposal must involve at least two partners.
  • A minimum requirement of one know-how provider institution and one know-how beneficiary institution.

In case of more than one beneficiary, projects will be assessed on their potential to effectively and sustainably affect all beneficiaries, according to the overall budget and objectives. Whenever a project engages more than one beneficiary, the project is to address the know‐how needs of all beneficiaries. To access the Call Documentation and Application Package, please click HERE. The deadline for submission is Monday, July 14, 2023, at 11:59 pm CEST.