The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.
The general objective of this topic is to provide support to SMEs, regional and local economic operators to lead the twin green and digital transition and implement actions aiming to direct the local economy towards a sustainable and inclusive pathway, create new jobs, mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and accelerate a new, green and fairer recovery. To achieve this, this call will support projects that boost transnational and cross border cooperation among local administrations and local businesses to co-create, co-design and deliver Local Green Deals (LGDs).
The objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals for topic “Local Green Deals” are the following:
The local green deals should be in line with the overarching objectives and specific targets established by relevant EU strategies.
100% for the costs for providing financial support to third parties and 90% for all other costs categories.
Projects must comply with EU policy interests and priorities (such as environment, social, security, industrial and trade policy, etc.).
Financial support to third parties is allowed under the following conditions: