Calls for Proposals

BESTbelt aims at unlocking the local potential along the European Green Belt by providing financial resources and consultation on how to effectively implement actions. With the BESTbelt Calls for Proposals, local stakeholders have the opportunity to implement activities to protect, restore and sustainably use natural resources along the European Green Belt.

BESTbelt calls are organised in two steps. First, applicants submit a concept note of their projects. If project drafts are successful, applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal with more details on project plan, partner structure, budget, etc.

3rd BESTbelt Call (2024) open

The 3rd BESTbelt Call is now open! You can hand in your project applications until 4th March 23:59 Central European Time (CET).

We can only consider applications that have been received in our mailbox by that time.

All details and relevant templates which you need for the concept note application are available on this page. Please only use the application documents specifically provided for the 3rd Call. Documents from previous calls are outdated and will not be accepted!

For any questions, please refer to the FAQs and/or register to the webinars. The BESTbelt Project Team will offer a webinar for potential grantees from each region of the Eurpean Green Belt to share information and offer support with the project application process.

Please also note that the documents for the full proposal application will only be uploaded once the full proposal stage opens!

3rd BESTbelt Call for Proposals still open for:

The 3rd Call BESTbelt for Proposals will close at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on 4th March 2024. The countdown displayed on our website is for visualization purposes only and is not legally binding. Please make sure to hand in your project application before the closure of the call.



2nd BESTbelt Call (2023) closed

The 2nd BESTbelt Call closed on 3 July 2023. It resulted in the funding of seventeen projects. Relevant documents of this call are available for download here:

1st BESTbelt Call (2022) closed

The 1st BESTbelt Call closed on 25 July 2022. It resulted in the funding of eleven projects. Relevant documents of the 1st Call are available for download here:


Contact details

For more information, contact the BESTbelt Office via email: bestbelt(at)