Call for proposals: Durable housing solutions and physical infrastructure improvements in Roma settlements

The Government of the Republic of Serbia, represented by the Ministry of Finance, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes (CFCU) is seeking proposals for development of durable housing solutions and improvement of physical infrastructure within informal Roma settlements in municipalities of the Republic of Serbia hosting Roma population, with financial assistance from the IPA 2013 National Programme.

The global objective of the Call for Proposals is to contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for the Republic of Serbia by improving social protection policies and promoting the social inclusion of vulnerable populations, enabling greater opportunities for a better standard of living in alignment with the targets set forth by the Europe 2020 Strategy.

The specific objective of the Call for Proposals is to support the implementation of the Strategy for Improvement of the Status of Roma in the Republic of Serbia through sustainable and inclusive approach for resolving housing of Roma and improvement of physical infrastructure in selected Roma settlements.

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 9.500.000.

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 100.000,
  • Maximum amount: EUR 1.000.000,
  • Minimum and maximum grant is respectively 51% or 85% of the total value of the project.

Types of action which may be financed under this Call for proposals are of infrastructure nature on municipal level and are related to development of durable housing solution and physical infrastructure in Roma settlement.

Actions will include:

  • Development of durable housing solution;
  • Improvement of access in Roma settlements;
  • Development of physical infrastructure (water supply/sewage system).

Lead applicant must be:

  • legal person,
  • non-profit-making,
  • specific type of organisation such as: municipality, international (inter-governmental) organisation, non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in the Republic of Serbia, minimum one year before the launch of this Call for Proposal,
  • established in a Member State of the European Union, or in any other country specified within IPA Regulation,
  • directly responsible for the project preparation and management.

The duration of an action may not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 20 months.

Dedline for submission od Concept note: 9 September 2016