Commission increases environmental NGO support

Commission adopts proposal for new Community action programme promoting support for European environmental NGOs

The new programme will be extended from four to five years. Financial support will be expanded in scope to include candidate countries and the Balkans. In addition, there will be an increase in budget from 10.6 million euro to 32 million euro. Lastly, funding will be aligned with the calendar year to ensure funds are granted earlier in the year.

 

On Friday 22 June, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Decision for a new Community action programme promoting support for European environmental NGOs. The proposal would also extend funding to NGOs in the candidate countries and the Balkans.

 

The current programme providing environmental NGOs with financial support began in 1998. It will finish at the end of December 2001.

 

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