Call for Proposals 2020 - Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with a European organisation representing environmental interests in European standardisation activities. 315/G/GRO/STA/20/11641 Closed!


This Call for Proposals aims at concluding a Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) with a European Organisation representing environmental interests in European standardisation activities. The purpose of the call is to establish a Framework Partnership Agreement to fund activities that lead to an increasing participation of societal stakeholders in the European standardisation process.


Only projects which can be identified as aiming to increase and strengthen the representation of environmental interests in standardisation activities may receive Union financial assistance. The project has to comply, in particular, with the following objectives:

  • awareness and dissemination actions aiming at the promotion of European standardisation system, European standards and the information on, and use of, standards among interested parties;
  • training of experts in European and international standardisation;
  • studies, analyses, mapping projects and technical expertise in relation to the assessment of the need for, and the development of, European standards;
  • conferences, seminars;
  • actions aiming at cooperation with the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) in view of facilitating the appropriate representation and effective participation of all relevant stakeholders, including SMEs, consumer organisations and environmental and social stakeholders in their standardisation activities;
  • actions related to the participation in the development of standards (i.e. proposal of new work items, technical discussion on proposals, submission of comments on drafts, use of the Right of Opinion within CEN and CENELEC, revision of existing standards);
  • actions aiming at improving all relevant stakeholders, including SMEs, consumer organisations and environmental and social stakeholders’ visibility and relevance at national level;
  • actions aiming at strengthening the cooperation with the other Annex III organisations;
  • actions aiming at facilitating and enhancing the cooperation with the European Commission.

European community funding

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

  • 28,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2020 - one year 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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