Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The EU Delegation to Azerbaijan has launched a new grant call for proposals to support community based initiatives that generate market-driven income and employment in rural areas of Azerbaijan, the EU Neighbourhood Info Center said in a message Jan. 11.
The deadline for concept notes is February 21, 2017, the message said.
According to the message, the global objective of "Support to Community Based Initiatives for Market Driven Income and Employment Generation in Rural Areas in Azerbaijan” initiative is to foster economic regeneration and job creation in rural areas of the non-Absheron regions.
The application for this call for proposals is open to small holder farm producers, agricultural value chain actors, agricultural based rural groups and associations, small and medium scale rural business enterprises (agriculture or non-agricultural such as tourism), municipalities and small producers of handicraft, the message said.
According to the message, specific attention will be paid to people wanting to start their own business, women, the unemployed, people with special needs, and internally-displaced persons (IDPs). Proposals containing elements of gender mainstreaming and creative approaches on how to involve vulnerable groups are highly encouraged.