EPRM launches new Call for Proposals

    Susi Huisman
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    By Susi Huisman in the group Redactie EPRM 19 days ago
    EPRM launches new Call for Proposals

    Do you have an idea for a project to improve the conditions for miners and mining communities working on tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs)? The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) launches a new round of Call for Proposals.

    Companies, NGOs, public or semi-public bodies and knowledge institutions can submit their project ideas, designed to improve the ability of artisanal and small-scale mines to apply responsible mining practices

    Main focus

    The projects funded by the EPRM should contribute to the vision and ambitions of the EPRM. Hence projects should support:

    • Improving working conditions and improving the standard of living for artisanal and small scale miners in CAHRAs;
    • Improving the responsible production of minerals/metals at artisanal and small scale mining sites;
    • Stimulating the trade of responsible ASM minerals sourced from CAHRA’s;
    • Preparing artisanal and small scale miners, supply chain actors and the governments of mining countries in CAHRAs for the implementation of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.

    This round has no specific geographical focus but the activities should take place in a CAHRA. For more detailed application criteria, eligible costs and ranking criteria we refer to the Administrative Rules.

    Who can apply?

    Grants are intended for partnerships, on behalf of which a lead party applies for the grant. A partnership consists of a minimum of two partners, of which one is preferably a supply chain actor. If the partnership does not contain a supply chain actor it must be elaborated how supply chain actors are envisioned to be engaged. In case the requested size of the grant exceeds EUR 340,000, the participation of a supply chain actor in the partnership is mandatory. The role of lead party can be fulfilled by any of the partners. Applicants can be registered in any country.

    Quick scan

    If you want to apply, please submit a quick scan first. The quick scan will allow you to pitch your idea in a preliminary phase and will be assessed by one of our EPRM advisors, who will give a recommendation on whether or not to develop your ideas further and how to do this. During this phase, the EPRM Secretariat is able to provide advice in case you have specific questions about your quick scan or want to discuss your preliminary ideas. Only after submitting a the quick scan, it is possible to submit a formal application.

    Do you need inspiration? Have a look at other EPRM funded projects

    More details about the objectives, criteria and the procedure can be found in the Administrative Rules.

    For more information and the applications forms, please go to the EPRM website.

     

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