Mercociudades South-South Cooperation Programme

By April 6, 2023 April 6, 2023 Funding Mechanisms

The Mercociudades South-South Cooperation Programme invites local governments members of the Mercociudades Network to apply for projects together with public universities and social organizations in South America. The initiatives proposed must have as priority thematic axes the “right to the city, with an emphasis on the city of care” and may obtain financing of up to 10 thousand dollars. Applications are open between 1 April and 1 October 2023.

Selected proposals will receive financing of up to US$ 10,000, and up to 50 per cent of the total costs of the project can be financed through this call. Initiatives must be implemented within a maximum period of 12 months, and their execution may be extended, if justified, up to 6 more months. Financing may be requested in one or more of the following modalities:

  • Technical assistance
  • Exchange of experts and officials
  • Internships
  • Forums/Workshops/Seminars
  • Human Resources Training
  • Communication and visibility materials and products

All the initiatives proposed must have the participation of at least two local governments that are members of Mercociudades. To complete the form, it is necessary to register within the Web Sur-Sur. For inquiries, please contact