Local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities are also able to apply for EUCF support. When applying as a local public entity aggregating municipalities/local authorities, the following points have to be considered:
Local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities may vary from country to country. Applicants included in this category must confirm their eligibility in the application form. Eligible entities must fulfil all of the following criteria:
Yes, the list below provides a set of examples (non-exhaustive list, in national languages) of potential eligible applicants included in this category.
Examples of public entities
Urbane aglomeracije: urbana aglomeracija Zagreb, sa sjedištem u Zagrebu; urbana aglomeracija Split, sa sjedištem u Splitu; urbana aglomeracija Rijeka, sa sjedištem u Rijeci; urbana aglomeracija Osijek, sa sjedištem u Osijeku
Communautés des communes. The list of Communautés des communes can be found here
Communautés d'agglomération. The list of communautés d'agglomération can be found here
Communautés urbaines. The list of communautés urbaines can be found here
Métropoles. The list of Métropoles can be found here
Landkreise. The list of Landkreise can be found here
Budapest Főváros, Kistérség
Unioni dei Comuni, Comunità Montane, Unioni Montane, Comunità isolane o di arcipelago. The list of Unioni dei Comuni can be found here
Città metropolitane, as defined by art. 1, comma 5, L. n. 56/201 or any further modification in force prior to the closing date of the EUCF Call, and any other città metropolitana officially defined in any of the “Regioni a statuto speciale” prior to the closing date of the EUCF Call
Área Metropolitana and Comunidade Intermunicipal, as defined Lei n.º 75/2013, de 12 de setembro, and any further modification in force prior to the closing date of the EUCF Call. The list can be found here
Mancomunidad, áreas metropolitanas
No, Public agencies and public companies (such as in the field of energy/waste management, economic development, touristic promotion, etc.) and/or other legal entities and/or non-profit organisations (e.g. collectives, institutions, associations, agencies etc.) which are fully or partially owned by the municipality/local authority and/or any eligible applicant, and/or which are fully or partially managed/supervised by the municipality/local authority and/or any eligible applicant, are not considered as local governments and therefore cannot be recognised as eligible public entities.
Yes, local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities need to have an SECAP or other local climate and/or energy plan with mitigation targets, covering their geographical area.
In case of successful evaluation during the Grant Agreement preparation phase, local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities might be asked to submit a set of documents as evidence in support of their confirmation of the eligibility criteria in the application form These documents must clearly confirm the conditions included in the application form:
The required documents may include:
If in the country of the business residence of the respective public entity such documents are not issued and/or if they do not prove the compliance with the conditions set in the application and listed under points A, B and C above, they may be replaced with the statement given under oath. If such statement does not exist under the legislation of a country of the business residence of the public entity, a statement of the legal representative of the respective public entity verified in front of the competent court or administrative entity, Notary Public or professional or commercial entity in the country of the business residence of the said public entity can be submitted, by which statement the compliance with all aforesaid conditions specified under points A, B and C, will be confirmed under civil, material and criminal responsibility.
Yes. Local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities are different organisations with different status from municipalities/local authorities and their groupings. These organisations normally have different competences. Therefore, municipalities/local authorities and their groupings can apply for EUCF support in the same call as the local public entity covering its geographical area.