The CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP) is a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of experience from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region. The rationale of the programme is based on the assumption that economic development in non‐EU countries can be strengthened through the transfer of best practices and benchmarks already in place in more advanced economies.
By co‐financing capacity building and technical assistance projects, KEP offers grants to institutions willing to share their experience with their partners in the non‐EU CEI Member States, thus helping non members to advance on their path towards EU standards and policies. KEP focuses on areas of intervention where EU‐CEI countries demonstrate strong‐rooted experience, and where beneficiary states exhibit the strongest need for assistance.
Any grant awarded under this Call for Proposals shall not exceed fifty per cent (50%) of the total cost of a given project, and the maximum grant amount allocated to a single project cannot exceed forty thousand EUR (40,000 EUR).
Italy, through the CEI Fund at the EBRD, has been financing KEP projects ever since the inception of the Programme in 2004. It has committed more than 1.7 million EUR for 65 projects so far.
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