EU provides €1.8 million for Crisis Response and Renewal in Ukraine and Moldova
November 30, 2022

EU provides €1.8 million for Crisis Response and Renewal in Ukraine and Moldova

The European Commission today announced a new financial agreement of €1.8 million to enhance direct support to city and town authorities that are members of the Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) Facility network in Ukraine and Moldova. 

Seventy percent of the grant component will be available for Ukrainian local authorities, and 30 percent to local authorities in Moldova. 

The additional funds, along with previously repurposed funds from the M4EG project will sponsor a Call for Local Demonstration Initiatives focusing on revitalising and supporting the recovery of local economies and communities impacted by the war.

Under this call, two types of projects will receive funding:

  1. Response and immediate recovery projects that intend to support the immediate needs of people (IDPs and refugees) whose houses, jobs and businesses were destroyed or affected by the war, and small-scale restoration of infrastructure and services. Funding must fall between €30,000 and €50,000 (no co-financing required).
  2. Projects aiming to support local authorities impacted by the war to get on track with their sustainable development pathways and lay foundations for economic recovery, future sustainable growth and modernisation of cities and communities. Funding range for each proposal: €70,000-100,000 (at least 20% co-financing required). 

As of February 2022, the M4EG initiative in Ukraine has carried out several interventions to support cities, equipping IDP shelters in Lviv, supporting a crisis coordination centre in Melitopol, setting up a network of 34 United Nations Community Volunteers in 29 local authorities, and launching an online course on crisis management and the integration of internally displaced persons for local authorities. 

In Moldova, emergency support such as equipment and assets to improve living and sanitation conditions for refugees was delivered in 14 local authorities

Find out more

Press release

Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) Facility 

To join M4EG network


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