Evaluation of projects shall be organized by the Central Project Management Agency (Programme Operator). The projects to be funded are selected via two-stage call.
In the first stage only the concept of the project shall be evaluated by at least two independent experts. 10 top-scored concepts (5 from each strand), the total score of which shall be 60 at the least (out of 100), shall qualify for the second stage and shall be invited to submit complete applications.
In the second stage complete project applications submitted by the applicants selected under this stage 1, shall be evaluated in three phases:
1. Eligibility evaluation
2. Benefit and quality evaluation
3. Administrative compliance (only for projects which have been selected for funding).
Benefit and quality evaluation shall be conducted only for eligible applications that meet project eligibility criteria, with relation to the nature/legal status of applicants and the eligible proposed activities, set in the Guidelines for applicants. In this phase, projects will be ranked based on the level of their contribution to the programme objectives.
At least two independent experts shall conduct the benefit and quality evaluation of each eligible application. Applications shall be scored in accordance with benefit and quality evaluation criteria, which may not be changed in the course of the evaluation of projects. The criteria and the maximum possible score according to each criterion are indicated in Annex 6 to the Guidelines. The overall maximum score, which may be given according to all criteria of evaluation of the project’s benefit and quality, shall be 100. 60 shall be the minimum mandatory score for projects to receive support under this call.
At the time of the eligibility evaluation of applications, the CPMA may ask the Applicant to submit the missing information and/ or documents.
Applications shall be evaluated within 5 months after the deadline for the submission of applications specified in the call for applications.
Under this call financing shall be provided under two funding strands:
Assistance under this call will be provided to activities, such as:
Applicants shall seek to contribute to the achievement of output indicators as follows:
In the application form, the Applicants are obliged to set the baseline and target values for the following Programme results:
If the project foresees any bilateral activities, the Applicant shall seek to contribute to the following indicators:
The applicants shall be responsible for, and bear the costs of, monitoring and reporting on the achievements under all indicators relevant to their project(s).
Eligible Applicants are Public or private entities, commercial or non-commercial and non-governmental organizations established as legal persons in the Republic of Lithuania
In the case that the applicant is not a Lithuanian local authority or a Lithuanian local community, it is mandatory to have both types of entities as partners.
In the case that the applicant is a Lithuanian local authority, it is mandatory to have a Lithuanian local community as partner."
In this call, the same institution can submit only one project concept (1st stage) as an Applicant. Should an Applicant submit more than one concept, the first submitted concept shall be assessed (based on the date and time of its submission), and all other concepts shall be rejected.
A project application shall be given additional points for including a Partner (-s) from the Donor States the application during the project benefit and quality evaluation stage (2nd stage).
There is no limit to the number of project partners.
Deadline for submitting project concepts:
30 September 2020 (16:00 Lithuanian time)
In order to receive financing, the Applicant shall online via the DMS fill in a concept for - https://dms.cpva.lt/login
Applicants of the selected concepts shall be invited to submit full applications, the deadline shall be set in the invitation letter, which shall not be less than 2 months.
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Reply to questions posed by e-mail or fax will be provided within 5 working days after the receipt of the enquiry at the CPMA.
The general objective of the programme is to enhance socio-economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.
The specific aim of the Outcome 3 is to foster local cultural entrepreneurship by supporting development of cultural entrepreneurship skills (output 1) and by applying cultural potential and resources for local development and regeneration in the community (output 2).
To reach these objectives, the programme aims to promote place-led cultural entrepreneurship initiatives, the implementation of which shall use local cultural resources, engage local partners and create long-term cultural products and services, which will serve the community after the end of the Programme.
The following are the objectives of the open call “Supporting local cultural entrepreneurship” of the Programme:
Projects under this open call shall be selected by way of a two-stage procedure:
The maximum grant rate is 90% of the total eligible expenditure of a project.
Up to 36 months, but not long.er than till 30 April 2024