The Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) offers to support the Strategy in reaching its targets is the establishment of a seed money facility, managed directly by the DTP Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (MA/JS).
This instrument is meant to provide support for the development of complex strategic transnational projects in some Priority Area of the EUSDR, regardless the financial instrument to be addressed by the project developed, be it national, mainstream EU, transnational or cross border or by any other public or private investor (such as IFIs) or public-private partnership.
The definition of SMF considers the type of common projects that are supported by the DTP:
Complex – projects which are comprehensive of different actions/activities meant to address wide scopes;
Strategic – relevant for the Danube area, where the relevance is linked to core needs expressed by the Danube countries and endorsed by the Monitoring Committee;
Transnational – the effect of the project should go beyond the local/national need and address the wider Danube area in a macro-regional approach.
The project will be prepared to apply for funding from any other EU, national or other funding sources. The development phase funded by the Seed Money Facility covers the analysis of the needs and challenges addressed by the main project, the preparation of the work plan for the main project, the setting up of the partnership as well as the analysis of the possible funding instruments for the main project.
Please visit the DTP website for the call information: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/calls/calls-for-proposals/seed-money-facility-call