Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union

BEST 2.0_Launch of the second call for proposals for the OCTs

The Technical Assistance to OCTA is pleased to divulgate the following information for your attention and the appropriate action.

The BEST 2.0 Programme is part of the European Commission’s EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) initiative, offering much needed, accessible and targeted funding for on-the-ground conservation action and sustainable development in Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). Under this second call, projects that focus on the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, sustainable use of ecosystem services and natural resources will be considered for funding.

On the dedicated BEST 2.0 Programme’s portal:https://portals.iucn.org/best/

you can find:

-  The guidelines to apply for small grants for the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Deadline for submissions: 23rd May 2016
https://portals.iucn.org/best/sites/best/files/best_2.0_guidelines_for_applicants_small_grants_2016.pdf

-  The guidelines to apply for a medium grants for Indian Ocean, Polar/Sub-polar and South Atlantic regions. Deadline for submissions: 25th July 2016
https://portals.iucn.org/best/sites/best/files/best_2.0_guidelines_for_applicants_medium_grants_2016.pdf

-  Answers to frequently asked questions and lessons learnt from the former call.
https://portals.iucn.org/best/?q=faq

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