[Coral-List] EU grant that might be of interest to organisations active in the Caribbean

Bastiaan Vermonden bastiaan.vermonden at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 08:47:43 EST 2016

Dear all,

I thought that this Europaid grant might be of interest to organisations
active in the Caribbean:



Bastiaan Vermonden


Any requested EU contribution under Lot 7 of this call for proposals must
fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

·         minimum amount: EUR 600,000

·         maximum amount: EUR 1,000,000

Countries that are eligible:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia*, Costa Rica*,
Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala*, Guyana, Haiti,
Honduras*, Jamaica, Mexico* (state of Quintana Roo only), Nicaragua*,
Panama*, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela. In addition, as long
as the main target country(ies) is one of the listed above, actions may
include side-benefits to any of the Caribbean EU Overseas Countries and

* For those countries, only their coastal and marine regions of the
Atlantic (Caribbean) side are eligible.

*Types of activity*

Activities eligible in the proposals under Lot 7 of this Call for Proposals
may be included in the following:

·         Priority 1:

o        Improve the protection status of species and habitats in protected
areas or other key biodiversity areas.

o        Strengthen public and private protected-area systems through
improving or introducing innovative legal instruments for conservation.

o        Support efforts to build and strengthen the institutional capacity
of local civil society organizations to undertake conservation initiatives
and actions.

o        Enable local and regional networking, learning and best-practice
sharing approaches to strengthen stakeholder involvement in biodiversity

o        Raise awareness of stakeholders through participatory research on
ecosystems and biodiversity, including inventories of species populations,
assessment of threats.

o        Developing Public-Private-Partnerships or community-run management
plans to ensure the long term financial stability of protected areas and
green infrastructures.

o        Developing Access and Benefit-Sharing Policy for marine protected
areas to help managers maximise the potential gains from biodiversity
research and prospecting.

o        Carry out ecosystem restoration activities within or in the
proximity of protected areas.

·         Priority 2:

o        Actions to substantially strengthen support for biodiversity
conservation in protected areas and buffer zones for maintenance and
improvement of ecosystem services to the benefit of local populations,
including the development of innovative financing schemes (such as payment
for ecosystem services).

o        Mobilizing private funding through innovative financial mechanisms
by fostering biodiversity entrepreneurship and enabling biodiversity
entrepreneurs to experiment, invest and expand creative economic activities
such as Payment for Ecosystem Services, markets for green products,
business-biodiversity partnerships, ecotourism and new forms of solidarity.

o        Promote nature-based tourism and sustainable agriculture and
fisheries to enhance connectivity and ecosystem resilience and promote
sustainable livelihoods.

o        Promoting the implementation of the ecosystems approach to

o        Collaborative efforts between scuba dive/tourism, environment and
fisheries stakeholders to manage and control invasive species such as
lionfish and sargassum.

o        Proposals addressing IUU fishing may also include:

§  Legal support to reinforce national governance and legislation

§  Strengthening of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) capacity.

§  Technical assistance to facilitate sustainable management of resources.
For example: applying innovative technologies to reduce bycatch of
endangered species in fisheries.

§  Technical assistance to allow trade in fisheries products with the EU.
For example: capacity building and technical assistance in designing
fisheries traceability systems; assistance in meeting the international and
regional obligations of third States as flag, coastal, port or market
States in line with the EU IUU Regulation.

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