Deadline submission project proposal: 18 August 2023 at 10:00am CEST
On 28 April 2023, the Government of Flanders decided to launch the third project call international climate finance through the G-STIC Climate Action Programme. The Government of Flanders provides €17.6 million in subsidies for demonstration, dissemination and capacity building projects that are carried out in developing countries and in which a Flemish organization takes the lead.
If you didn’t register your project proposal by 30 June 2023 at 1:00pm CEST, it is no longer possible to submit a project this year.
Registered project proposals must be submitted by 18 August 2023 at 10:00am CEST. Download timeline >
Download the rulebook of the project call.
A complete project proposal includes:
- a fully and correctly completed project template for dissemination and capacity building projects or demonstration projects
- a completed project budget, logical framework and timeline
- and the following attachments
- proof of alignment with the (local) government’s climate policy
- declaration of honour by the main applicant (OIM) (in Dutch)
- declaration of fulfilment of the requirements concerning an institute for research and knowledge dissemination (for demonstration projects where a knowledge- or research institute carries more than 10% of the budgeted costs) (in Dutch)
- management structure of the project (optional)
- other relevant attachments (optional)
Download the manual with the guidelines on how to properly complete the project template (only available in Dutch).
To be eligible for international climate finance through the G-STIC Climate Action Programme, projects must directly and explicitly aim at supporting adaptation and/or mitigation actions in developing countries.
Projects that aim at reducing the vulnerability of human or natural systems to both existing and expected climate change impacts by preserving or strengthening resilience through increased ability to adapt to shocks and variability, better absorption of the stresses caused by climate change and/or limiting exposure to it.
Projects that contribute to stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, to a level that avoids dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system by promoting efforts to either reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions or enhance greenhouse gas storage.
Focusing on 7 sectors with a high impact on climate change
Projects must focus on areas where climate-related solutions can be expected to have maximal impact, preferably in one or more of the following sectors:
WATER & SANITATION
DISSEMINATION AND/OR CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECTS
Dissemination projects focus on the dissemination and/or roll out of research and/or policy results. Capacity building projects focus on strengthening knowledge, skills and/or resources.
Projects can also combine these dissemination and capacity building aspects. The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €500,000 (not exceeding 85% of the total project cost).
Demonstration projects focus on the demonstration and/or upscaling of market-ready innovative solutions. The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €2,500,000 (not exceeding 60%, 50% or 40% of the total project cost, depending on the size of the organization).
The table below explains who can submit a project and who can participate as a partner.
|Potential applicants with verifiable activity and presence in the Flemish region
|Potential partners in Flanders, Belgium, developing countries and other countries
|Dissemination and capacity building project
|Study and advisory firms, NGOs, non-profit organizations, knowledge institutions, universities, and colleges
|Organizations [companies, study and advisory firms, NGOs, non-profit organizations, knowledge institutions, universities, and colleges]
|Organizations which are part of a consortium consisting of either of the following
Evaluation project proposals
All project proposals will be evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Department of Environment & Spatial Development in September/October 2023.
Have you submitted an eligible demonstration project? Then you will be invited in the week of 25 September 2023 to present your project orally to an independent jury.
The Government of Flanders will decide on the allocation of the subsidies. The approved projects will be announced by end December 2023 and need to start before March 2024.
Get in touch with the G-STIC team
Do you have questions about the call and/or your project idea? Contact Dietrich Van der Weken (General Manager), Frans Snijkers (Programme Director) or Ilke Geleyn (Programme Manager). During the entire period, guidance is provided from the G-STIC team for potential applicants.
Results from the project call 2022
Results from the project call 2021
In 2021 €3.21 million in subsidies were allocated to 2 demonstration projects and to 11 dissemination and capacity building projects.
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