Funding opportunities

Current calls
Resources and support
Events

How to apply?

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!

Calls calendar

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).

Current calls

  • Classic projects
  • Small scale projects (priority 4 only)

Next calls foreseen available here.
(Last update: December 2023)

Small-scale projects current call

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.

February 2024: Launch of the call for small scale projects.

 

Timeline

  • 20 May 2024: Opening of project submission on JEMS
  • 27 June 2024 at 13:00 CET: Deadline for submitting applications
  • Mid-Oct. 2024: Programme Committee decision
  • Late Oct. / Nov. 2024: Lead Partners‘ Get started! Seminar

Small-scale projects have the following characteristics:

 

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Total budget: €250k to €750k

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Duration: 12 to 24 months

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Partnership: 4 to 7 partners

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Transnationality: at least 3 countries

Classic projects current call

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.

January 2024: 32 project proposals have been selected for step 2.

 

Timeline second call

Step 1 (open call)

  • 13 Oct. 2023 13:00 CET: Deadline for submission
  • 23-24 Jan. 2024: Programme Committee meeting

Step 2 (shortlisted projects)

  • 6-7 Feb. 2024: Lead applicant seminar
  • 8 March 2024 13:00 CET: Deadline for submission
  • 5-6 June 2024: Programme Committee meeting
  • 01 July or 01 Sep. 2024: Start selected projects

 

Classic projects have the following characteristics:

 

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Total budget: €1m to €3m

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Duration: 24 to 36 months

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Partnership: 7 to 12 partners

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Transnationality: at least 4 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 kit, find documents that will help you for your application, such as:

  • Offline application form template and guidance for Jems
  • Partnership agreement guidance
  • Budget simulator
  • Checklist to make sure your application is complete
Jems

The Joint Electronic Monitoring System (Jems) is a tool for project applicants and project partners to create and submit application forms. It also allows the programme bodies to monitor the implementation of the projects as well as of the programme itself. It should be noted that Jems is not a management tool for project partners.

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. 

FAQ

Events

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.

LEAD APPLICANT SEMINAR

6 and 7 February, in Salzburg.
Lead Partners of selected projects are given all the information they need to develop their application form for the step 2 of the second call. Proceedings of the event are available here.

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
Slovenia
, 12 September, Ljubljana. More information
France
, 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)