Call for proposals - EU-China Environmental Sustainability Programme EuropeAid/133582/L/ACT/CN Closed!


The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support China in its effort of meeting the environmental and climate change targets defined in the 12th Five Year Development Plan.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the Chinese authorities in their efforts of achieving environmental sustainability by reducing water and heavy metal pollution and implementing sustainable waste policies.


The type of actions may include but not be limited to the following:

Lot 1: The improvement of the surface water, groundwater and drinking water quality in pilot areas through pollution discharge management

  • Reduction of pollution loads in surface water in pilot municipalities
  • Reduction of emission of persistent toxic substances in pilot areas;
  • Reduction in risks of groundwater pollution and depletion resulting in loss of drinking water sources;
  • Reduction of the risks of accidental pollution causing contamination of drinking water sources;
  • Ecological restoration of polluted water bodies and post restoration evaluation and monitoring of water body ecology
  • Application of river health assessment techniques that contribute to improvement of water quality.

For Lot 2: Sustainable solid waste management;

  • Improvement of waste classification and management
  • Minimization of industrial waste generation via cleaner production audit and Best Available Technology (BAT/)/Best Environmental Practices (BEP).
  • Improvement of collection, treatment and disposal of non-industrial wastes (such as waste fluorescent lamps, laboratory waste, etc) via innovative techniques and policy instrument.
  • Improvement of the operation of final disposal options including landfills and incineration.

For Lot 3: Heavy metal pollution prevention and control;

  • Support to the establishment of heavy metal pollution prevention and management strategy;
  • Reduction of heavy metal emission from targeted industries;
  • Support to the establishment of emergency response system on heavy metal pollution accidents;
  • Enhancing the capability of policy implementation at national and local levels.

For Lot 4: Policy support and networking mechanism

  • Targeted policy support and maximising project impact;
  • Support up taking successful results to national and local policy framework through appropriate channels;
  • Establishment of appropriate mechanism for networking and wider dissemination;
  • Awareness raising.

European community funding

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

  • 9,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 December 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133582/L/ACT/CN (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)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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