Funding opportunities

Next call for proposals deadline: 13 October 2023

Current calls
Resources and support

How to apply?

Applications for funding can be submitted during calls for project proposals.

Calls are opened every 12 to 18 months, with the publication of terms of reference describing the programme’s expectations.

  • Project proposals can be submitted as of publication of the terms of reference until a pre-defined deadline.
  • Calls are open generally for about two months.
  • Applications have to be submitted via the Joint Electronic Monitoring System (Jems).

The programme co-finances both small-scale and classic projects. Classic projects are selected following a two-step application procedure and small-scale projects will be selected following a one-step procedure. Find more information about the current calls for proposal below!



Classic projects: current calls

Classic projects have been in place for several years already and offer a result oriented approach, helping to identify the expected contribution of projects in a defined policy field. Their selection follows a two-step application procedure.

Next call for projects deadline:


13 October 2023 at 13:00

Indicative timeline second call

  • 3 July 2023*: Publication of the Terms of reference.
  • 13 Oct. 2023: Deadline for submission step 1
  • 19/20 Dec. 2023**: Programme Committee meeting – step 1 project selection
  • Feb. 2024: Deadline for submission step 2
  • May 2024: Programme Committee meeting – project selection
  • June 2024: Project start

*Please consider that applications can exclusively be submitted via the Jems.
**The time needed for the assessment may vary depending on the number of applications received.


Classic projects have the following characteristics:



Total budget: €1m to €3m


Duration: 24 to 36 months


Partnership: 7 to 12 partners


Transnationality: at least 4 countries

Small-scale projects: current calls

Small-scale projects are shorter and involve less partners compared to classic projects. It allows the beneficiaries to address innovative subjects from a thematic and/or territorial perspective. Their selection follows a one-step application procedure.

No current call for small-scale projects.

After two rounds of small-scale projects and following the Stuttgart workshop, we decided to postpone the 3rd call for small-scale projects to 2024. This will allow us to better define the priorities and improve our support and communication to applicants. Further information will be communicated online in due time.


Small-scale projects have the following characteristics:



Total budget: €250k to €750k


Duration: 12 to 18 months


Partnership: 3 to 6 partners


Transnationality: at least 3 countries

Resources and support

Programme manual 
The Programme manual provides information on the project preparation and application process, as well as practical guidance on the Programme's quality expectations for project proposals.
Application kit

In the application kit, you can find the following documents, that will help you for your application:

  • Offline application form template and guidance for Jems
  • Partnership agreement guidance
  • Budget simulator
  • Checklist to make sure your application is complete
National requirements
When applying for funding, project applicants should also follow some rules and submit some documents related to the partner country in which they are located, which can be found in the dedicated National Requirements section.
Get in touch

For more information, support in your partner search or advice on the consistency between your project idea and the cooperation programme, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact point in your country.

FAQ and glossary

Those sections will help you to have an overview on the frequently asked question and the terminology of the programme. 



Info session

11 July 2023, 11:00 – 11:45 (Online). During this online presentation, learn more about the terms of reference, selection criteria and the expectations of the Alpine Space Programme for the second call. Download the presentation

Q&A session

13 and 20 September (Online). One month before the deadline, the Joint Secretariat will organise a Q&A session with potential applicants to clarify the last questions before they submit their project proposal. More information will be updated in due time.

National Info Days

The national Alpine Space Contacts Points organise information sessions on the current call for projects. They provide you with all the necessary information in their national language, among others on the national requirements for the project partners.

France, 11 July, online. More information
Germany, 25 July, Stuttgart. More infomation
Italy, 25 July, Venice and online. More infomation
Austria, 6 September, Salzburg. More information
Switzerland, 7 September, online. More information
, 12 September, Ljubljana. More information
, 14 September, Besançon and online. More information
France, 15 September, Avignon and online. More information
Italy, 19 September, Milan and online.  More information
Liechtenstein (tbd)