The purpose of preparatory projects is to develop project ideas in a more specific and focused direction, to examine the need for the project outputs among end users and stakeholders and to build up transnational partnerships. Preparatory projects normally run for up to 6 months. The call for Preparatory project proposals is a continuous call. This means that submissions are welcome anytime and ideally conclude with the presentation of a main project application by the end date of a call for main project proposals.
From July 2017 onwards, preparatory projects applications are submitted via the NPA Electronic Monitoring System (eMS). The ongoing call for NPA 2014-2020 preparatory project applications remains open for all 4 Priority Axes.