Calls for Proposals

First call 2022

The deadline for the First Call for Proposals closed on 11 April 2022. Full proposals can only be submitted by applicants who have been invited to the Full Proposal stage. Full Proposals must be submitted by email until Monday, 25 July 2022.


Goal of the BESTbelt calls for proposals:

The BESTbelt aims at unlocking the local potential along the European Green Belt by providing financial resources and consultation on how to effectively implement the planned actions. With the BESTbelt calls for proposals local stakeholders get the opportunity to develop projects to protect, restore and sustainably use natural resources along the European Green Belt.


Main BESTbelt objectives addressed by funded projects:

  • Conservation and/or restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem services
  • Ecosystem-based climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Environmental education and local capacity building


Call Design:

BESTbelt is designed as a two-stage call. Applicants submit a concept note for their projects first and if successful they will be invited to submit a full proposal. All documents for the concept note application are available for download.

BESTbelt call for proposals - concept note stage closed


Applications must be submitted via email to the BESTbelt Office (bestbelt(at) The concept note application is requested as word document. The data volume of the email should not exceed 5 MB.


Contact details:

For general questions on the BESTbelt call for proposal please read the FAQs first before contacting the BESTbelt Office via email: bestbelt(at)



In both application phases (concept note and full proposal stage), the BESTbelt Project Team provides support and training via workshops and seminars in each of the four regions of the European Green Belt (Fennoscandia, Baltic, Central Europe and Balkan). Applicants are encouraged to use this chance to ask questions and get in contact with their regional focal point.


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