Call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory Action BEST ENV-BEST Closed!


The Commission invites public and private bodies in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, site managers, research institutions, non governmental organisations and international organisations to submit proposals for projects, in the framework of the Preparatory Action 'BEST' (Voluntary scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories).


The actions shall contribute to the protection of natural and semi-natural habitats which are characteristic for the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories and promote the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services through practical examples including examples for ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation and green infrastructure providing multiple benefits. In addition the actions shall reinforce existing and encourage new partnerships with a view to establishing a governance structure for a durable implementation of BEST beyond the lifetime of the preparatory action.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 September 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche ENV-BEST (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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