EU BEST 2.0 Medium Grants Programme

Deadline: 4 December 2015
Open to: A public or private body, actor or institution of EU countries or EU overseas country or territory
Grant: EUR 100 000 – EUR 400 000


The BEST 2.0 Programme provides grant funding for small – scale and medium – scale field actions on the ground for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) – countries and territories with a special link to one of the following Member States: Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The overall objective of BEST 2.0 is to promote the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem – based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as a basis for sustainable development in OCTs.


In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must be:

  • A public or private body, actor or institution (applications from individuals are not eligible);
  • Registered in an EU Member State or in an EU Overseas Country and Territory;
  • Directly  responsible for  the  preparation  and  management  of  the  project: applications presented by a body acting as an intermediary for a third party are not acceptable.


EUR 100 000 – EUR 400 000

How to apply?

The proposal should be submitted electronically on the BEST 2.0 portal (registration needed). However,  in  case  of  technical  difficulties  applicants  can  submit  via  email  to [email protected]

For more information, please check the web-page or download the Guideline.

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