The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) as well as Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) incorporate their initiatives in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area for the 2nd time by providing a brand-new joint Call for Proposals for tiny gives.

Building upon the favorable experience from the very first joint phone call, as well as for allowing longer-term treatments with better influence, PONT as well as CEPF welcome applications from qualified companies to attend to the preservation requires around the lasting monitoring of water catchments as well as sharing of finest methods as well as expertise amongst beneficiaries throughout the hotspot

The geographical range of the tasks for this joint Call is restricted to the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area covering not just the Prespa as well as Ohrid containers, yet likewise the whole region of Pelister National Park in North Macedonia that expands outside the landmark of the Prespa Lakes along with Shebenik- Jabllanic ë National Park in Albania that expands outside the landmark of Lake Ohrid.

This Call is available to candidates that are based in Albania, North Macedonia or in both nations, which have actually been energetic in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area as well as have rate of interest as well as experience in the pertinent preservation activities qualified under this Call.

Eligible Countries: Albania as well as North Macedonia.

Opening Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Closing Date: Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 CET

Budget: Maximum budget plan per task is EUR20,000. The total budget plan readily available under this Call is EUR116,000 (EUR58,000 from PONT as well as EUR58,000 from CEPF).

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This require propositions concentrates on the complying with Strategic Direction:

  • Strategic Direction 2: “Sustainable monitoring of water catchments.”
  • Strategic Direction 5: “Sharing of finest methods as well as expertise amongst beneficiaries throughout the hotspot.”

How to Apply

Please meticulously reviewed the phone call for propositions record, readily available below, which offers comprehensive needs as well as guidelines.

To make an application for a give under this Call please full the application in English readily available below.

Applications are to be sent out to Oliver Avramoski, PONT Grants Coordinator, by e-mail (oavramoski@pont.org) prior to Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 CET.

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The Prespa Orhid Nature Trust (PONT) is a structure developed under German Law, sustaining Protected Areas as well as Environmental Actors in the Wider Prespa Area in North Macedonia, Greece as well as Albania, with the objective to “supply long-term funding for the preservation as well as lasting monitoring of organic variety, all-natural procedures as well as ecological community solutions in Prespa as well as its larger location for the advantage of nature as well as individuals in the area”.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint effort of l’Agence Fran çaise de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, as well as theWorld Bank Additional financing has actually been offered by the MAVAFoundation An essential objective is to make certain civil culture is participated in biodiversity preservation.

Additional financing to the CEPF tiny give program in the Balkans is offered by the MAVA Foundation, which will certainly be utilized to expand CEPF’s reach as well as more encourage the smaller sized grassroots companies

CEPF is greater than simply a financing supplier

A specialized Regional Implementation Team (RIT) (professional policemans on the ground) overview financing to one of the most crucial locations as well as to also the tiniest of organisations; structure civil culture capabilities, boosting preservation results, reinforcing networks as well as sharing finest methods. In the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, the RIT is left to BirdLife International as well as its Partners: LPO (BirdLife France), DOPPS (BirdLife Slovenia) as well as BPSSS (BirdLife Serbia).

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