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€15 million in subsidies for international climate action projects

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Which types of projects are eligible?

The Flanders International Climate Action Programme provides financial support to climate-accountable projects, specifically two types: dissemination and/or capacity building projects and demonstration projects. The project's objective determines the type of project you can apply for. Both project types have a maximum duration of 3 years.

For the project call of 2024, it is no longer possible to create a new project.

For demonstration projects, your project proposal had to be registered no later than 26 April 2024 at 2:00 PM CEST via the project portal of the Flanders International Climate Action Programme. If you haven’t registered your project proposal on time, it won’t be possible to submit a project this year. Your complete project proposal must be submitted no later than 21 June 2024 at 10:00 AM CEST.

For dissemination and/or capacity building projects, the project call was closed on 26 April 2024.

Dissemination and/or capacity building projects

Dissemination projects focus on disseminating and/or rolling out research and/or policy results. Capacity building projects aim to strengthen knowledge, skills, and/or resources. Projects can also combine dissemination and capacity building aspects.

The maximum subsidy for each individual project is €500,000, representing a maximum of 85% of the total project cost.

The following activities are eligible:

  • support in drafting policy notes, roadmaps, and action plans aimed at deploying specific climate solutions;
  • dissemination of research or policy results;
  • capacity building programs focused on developing competencies and skills related to drafting or deploying these among specific target groups (such as education, training, coaching, networking, etc.).

Demonstration projects

Demonstration projects focus on demonstrating and/or scaling market-ready innovative solutions.

The maximum subsidy for each individual project is €2,000,000, representing up to 60%, 50%, or 40% of the total project cost, depending on the size of the organization. Please consult the regulations and the manual of the project call for further details.

The following activities are eligible:

  • demonstrating market-ready climate solutions, instruments, plans, and strategies in a representative context;
  • research on specific challenges related to the deployment and scaling of climate solutions (such as SWOT analysis, technical-economic feasibility, non-technological barriers, etc.), followed by their demonstration.

Already 51 approved projects within the Flanders International Climate Action Programme

In the first call of the Flanders International Climate Action Programme, the Government of Flanders approved funding for 13 projects. Similarly, in the second call, as well as the third call, 19 projects were approved.