Danube Strategic Project Fund

Danube Strategic Project Fund







Update on the DSPF Implementation Process

The DSPF implementation process, as communicated in the guidelines for applicants, foresaw a 2 step application procedure: the best 15 applications, following the pre-assessment, were planned to elaborate a detailed project description & budget plan together with the Implementing Body (IB).

After a revision of the DSPF implementation process, the European Commission together with PA10 decided to change the procedure as follows:

All 37 DSPF applications received from PACs are forwarded directly to the DSPF Jury. The DSPF Jury will select 10-11 projects applicants, which will then elaborate a detailed project description, budget plan and the grant agreement together with the IB.

The DSPF Jury will come to a decision until approx. mid / end of October 2017. All applicants will receive notice about the results shortly afterwards.



We apologise for the delay regarding the DSPF assessment procedure. PAC10, the IB and EC DG Regio reached an agreement allowing the procedure to move forward without further delay. All applicants will be informed directly about the next steps until end of July 2017, more details will also be provided on this webpage.


March, 2017

We are happy to announce that the application phase of the DSPF is completed and the results are highly satisfactory.

In total 56 applications were received by PACs, out of which 37 were approved as relevant for the aims and targets of the EUSDR and the addressed PAs.

Find here a summary of formally correct DSPF applications. The DSPF Advisory Board will conduct a Pre-Assessment until May 2017, more details to the results of the Pre-Assessment will be provided on this webpage.


December, 2016

Interested applicants can request the application pack of the DSPF from the Priority Area Coordinators (PACs) of the EUSDR until mid February 2017!

Contact PACs


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