For 2008, there are several ongoing calls for proposal (check out europeaid office website)
Next call for proposals (for actions in 2009) : end of 2008- january 2009
The aim of this programme is to ensure that poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies are not simply left to central government. It promotes an inclusive approach to development by encouraging the greater involvement of local councils and non-governmental organisations. In addition, the programme aims to raise public awareness of, and promote education about, development issues in the EU
It completes the support given by geographical and thematic / sectoral programmes.
Three types of action may be funded:
Culture is not considered as a priority field within these programmes. Cultural projects tackling the global objectives of these programmes may nonetheless be supported.
Actions in eligible territories will receive support at national and/or regional level, trough calls for proposals launched either by the EU delegations on the premises or by the central administration in Brussels (Europaid Office). Eligibility criteria are liable to vary depending on the objectives of the programme.