Bridging Call open for project applications

The Bridging call for preparatory projects is the last call of the NPA 2014-2020, its main purpose is to build a project pipeline for future main projects in the forthcoming NPA 2021-2027 programme.

Bridge in þingvellir, Iceland.

þingvellir, Iceland. Photo by Tucker Monticelli on Unsplash

It has been a practice for the programme to use remaining and de-committed funds towards the end of the programme’s implementation to fund preparatory projects targeting the specific objectives of the NPA 2021-2027 programme.

As with previous bridging calls, the main purpose is to build a project pipeline for future main projects in the forthcoming programme and keep momentum and front-loading the future programme; thus allowing for a strong start. Secondly, to explore in practice the different themes proposed in the new programme which could influence the design of future calls.

The Bridging call will be funded by the NPA 2014-2020 and only actions eligible under the current programme can be funded.

Please refer to the Bridging Call webpage for further information and application instructions.


How to Apply Seminar


A “How to Apply Seminar” has been organised on September 9th, 2021. This seminar will offer technical sessions on the application form, budget and partnership. The seminar will be conducted as a combination of the presentation of factual material and online eMS tutorials. Project clinics will be hosted by Joint Secretariat Desk officers with project applicants.

Register here, registration closes on September 7th, 2021.

An "Info Webinar" was held on 1st July introducing the rationale of the call and NPA 2021-2027 Specific objectives. The recording of the webinar can be watched here.



16th August 2021: Call opens

9th September 2021: How to Apply seminar

8th October 2021, 12:00 CET: Call closes

8th December: Decision by Monitoring Committee


Further information

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