Preparatory Project Call

The on-going call for NPA 2014-2020 preparatory projects is closed until further notice.

The purpose of preparatory projects is to develop project ideas in a more specific and focused direction, to examine the need for the project outputs among end users and stakeholders and to build up transnational partnerships.

Preparatory projects normally run for up to 6 months. The call for Preparatory project proposals is a continuous call. This means that submissions are welcome anytime and ideally conclude with the presentation of a main project application by the end date of a call for main project proposals.

New preparatory project types
In addition to regular ongoing preparatory project call, the Monitoring Committee is pleased to introduce two supplementary types of preparatory projects:

Special note for preparatory project applicants: Preparatory and Clustering project applications are no longer accepted in preparation for the Seventh call. Micro projects submission is still ongoing.

Application Pack
You can find the preparatory project application pack on the right-hand side, including all relevant documents such as templates and guidance documents, most importantly the Programme Manual. Application documents for the clustering and micro projects can be found on the relevant sub pages (see right-hand menu).

Decision process

Decisions on preparatory projects are made by the Joint Secretariat. The call is ongoing, which means that applications can be submitted at any time. The approval process takes approximately 1 month from submission. Note: During the summer period, it will not be possible to keep the 1-month processing time due to summer vacations.

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you get in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. Alternatively, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}