Press Release

The European Union and UNDP launch a new call for proposals for the clusters of Ungheni and Cahul regions

30 January 2023

The European Union offers €400,000 for four entities in Cahul and Ungheni regions, to support clustering initiatives. The purpose of the non-reimbursable assistance is to promote the cooperation spirit among the companies from urban and rural areas by supporting innovative ideas and the creation of new jobs. The grants are awarded by the European Union through the “EU4Moldova: Focal regions” Programme, implemented by UNDP and UNICEF.  

The “EU4Moldova: Focal regions” Programme envisages to support and improve the businesses of Cahul and Ungheni, incentivise the existing companies towards cooperation based on value chains in form of cluster and encourage investments opportunities in the region.

Up to four non-commercial entities registered and active in one of the districts of Cahul or Ungheni, selected during the call for proposals, shall benefit from financial assistance not exceeding €100,000 per project, with an own contribution of at least 10% of the total value of the proposal. The proposals, to be presented within this call, should include activities which will be carried out within 12 months from the date of awarding the grant agreement.

The financial assistance will be allocated for the procurement of equipment, goods, works and services for the acceleration and development of the existing clusters from urban and rural areas.

The conditions of the call for proposals and the guidelines with all the details on the file submission process may be found here

The deadline for submitting the files is 17 March 2023, at 17:00.

The “EU4Moldova: Focal regions” Programme (2019-2024) supports intelligent, inclusive, and sustainable social-economic development in the regions of Cahul and Ungheni to ensure better standards of living to the citizens. The programme has a total budget of €23 million, is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Laura Bohantova

Communications Analyst, UNDP Country Office

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Children’s Fund

Goals we are supporting through this initiative