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.

The Full Proposal stage of the 3rd BESTbelt Call started!

The 3rd Call for Proposals received 96 Concept Note applications. After the Board decision, 38 proposals were selected and invited to enter the second stage of the call. Successful applicants were invited (via email) to provide a Full Proposal based on their interesting Concept Notes. In case you have been invited to submit a Full Proposal, you find all relevant documents and forms that you now need at the right side of this webpage. 

The deadline to hand in Full Proposals under the 3rd BESTbelt Call for Proposals is 24th June 2024 (23:59:59 CET). Please make sure to send your Full Proposal to bestbelt(at) in due time.

BESTbelt Full proposal webinar

3rd BESTbelt Call offers a webinar for applicants who enter into the Full Proposal stage under the 3rd BESTbelt Call for Proposals. During the webinar, the Regional Focal Points provide input and guide you through the relevant forms and details of the Full Proposal development. The webinar consists of presentations but also group work on specific topics that are supposed to make the requirements and important aspects that should be considered when elaborating on the Full Proposal. 


The webinar will take place in two slots over two days:

Day 1: 7th May 2024: 10 AM - 1 PM CET

Day 2: 8th May 2024: 10 AM - 1 PM CET

The webinar will take online via zoom (the meeting link will be shared prior to the webinar). 



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)