The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has launched a Grant Scheme to promote employment and entrepreneurship in the green economy. Aiming to support the green transformation of the Southern Mediterranean economies, this call for proposals is especially targeted to benefit vulnerable groups, which are disproportionately affected by the consequences of climate change and the related changing socio-economic landscape.
The green economy, green skills and green jobs are poised to play a key role in a sustainable recovery of the Southern Mediterranean region in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new Grant Scheme, the UfM is actively supporting not-for-profit organisations that work to advance the green transition of economies in an inclusive and socially just way.
In addition to a financial support of €150,000 to €300,000 per project, becoming a grantee gives access to the UfM’s technical expertise, networking opportunities and visibility. To be eligible, non-governmental organisations must be based in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia, with priority given to regional projects.