Call for Proposals 2017 - Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with a European organisation representing SMEs' interests in European standardisation activities. 223/G/GRO/STA/16/1321 Closed!


This Call for Proposals aims at concluding a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with a European Organisation representing SME interests in European standardisation activities

The Framework Partnership Agreement formalises the partnership between the European Commission and the selected partner (the Partner) by specifying the common objectives agreed, the type of action envisaged, the procedure for awarding specific grants and the general rights and obligations of each party under the specific agreement. However the Framework Partnership Agreement does not per se constitutes an obligation to award grants to the Partner. The maximum duration of the FPA is three years with the possibility of one extension of one year.


The European organisation (the Partner) representing the interests of SME in European standardisation activities should meet the eligibility criteria for Union financing specified in the Annexe III of the Regulation:

  1. is non-governmental and non-profit-making;
  2. has as its statutory objectives and activities to represent the interests of SMEs in the standardisation process at European level, to raise their awareness for standardisation and to motivate them to become involved in the standardisation process;
  3. has been mandated by non-profit organisations representing SMEs in at least two thirds of the Member States, to represent the interests of SMEs in the standardisation process at European level

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 May 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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