Our aim is to select 25 outstanding partnerships led by at least one SME, designer, or startup (SME, micro-company, or self-employed professional) and a transnational partner. The partnership seeks to create or develop innovative products or services for circular fashion. The financial and business support will be provided to the selected teams.
The call will consider the following specific objectives in order to cover the entire value chain from resources, design, production, retail, consumption to the product’s end-of-life:
A total funding pool of the call: 275 000 EUR
Opening date: 10th of January 2022 at 00:00 CET
Deadline: 19th of April 2022 at 17:00 CET
Number of proposals to get funded: 25 selected projects
Number of applicants per partnership: at least 2 applicants from at least 2 different eligible countries: the EU-27 or COSME associated countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine)
Maximum funding per proposal: up to 15 000 EUR
Funding rate: 100% of eligible costs
Duration of the programme: 8 months
Type of lead applicants: SMEs, designers, and startups from the fashion industry.
Type of partner applicants: Other SMEs, designers, and startups; communication, marketing, education, or other industries’ representatives; supporters of the fashion ecosystem that can add value to the overall project outcome.
The selected projects will be provided with:
The individual applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
An application must be submitted through the official online submission system before the official deadline of the Open Call (April 19th, 2022, at 17.00 CET). To apply, you need to have a transnational partnership (read more HERE). The application must be submitted in English and the completed form must include all following Annexes:
You can submit your application HERE. In addition to the application form, you have to submit a Declaration of Honour, Letter of Intent, CV, and Self-assessment profile. More information from the “How to Apply” section.
Please note that for applying you need to have a transnational partnership!
You can fill in the online application as an individual. However, you will need to have at least one transnational partner in order to be eligible to participate in the programme. If you don’t have a transnational partner yet, you will be invited to participate in the online matchmaking event. Please also check the supporting channels available:
After submission, all partners and proposals will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria.
The evaluation will have the following stages:
You can find the eligibility criteria listed in the Guide For Applicants.
No, participation in the programme is free of charge. In fact, we are giving the selected teams up to 15 000 eur to bring their idea to life!
The first phase with selected 25 teams will last for 6 months. The second phase with the final 5 teams will last for 2 months.
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