Tunis/Tunisia — The Tunisian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTICI), partner of the MedArtSal project, has just launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) to help Tunisian saltworks owners or managers increase the sustainability of their works.
Eligible activities in the framework of this call must favour the local economic development of salt pans, based on sustainable salt production and the development of new products/services, while preserving local environmental and cultural values.
MedArtSal is co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the ENI CBC Med programme, and promoted in four Mediterranean regions, namely Tunisia, Spain, Italy, and Lebanon, with a €3.2 million budget (90% EU contribution).
It aims to promote the sustainable development of artisanal salt mines, providing concrete support on economic, environmental and good governance issues.
Tunisia will be allocated €30,000 to €60,000 per salt mine, for a total amount of €180,000.
The eligible regions are Ariana, Beja, Ben Arous, Bizerte, Gabes, Jandouba, Mahdia, Medenine, Monastir, Nabeul, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis, as well as the neighbouring regions of Gafsa, Kairouan, Kebili, Le Kef, Manouba, Sidi Bouzid, Siliana, Tataoiune and Zaghouan.
This RFP concerns the sectors related to salt mines, namely salt production, new products/services, management, preservation and/or restoration of the quality of the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity, research, innovation and diversification, commercial activities and sales strategies.
The deadline to file applications is March 23, 2021 at 5pm.
The list of documents to be provided is available on: http://ctici.org.tn/medartsal.html