On 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy published a call for project proposals “Increasing energy efficiency and the use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)”.The total amount of grants available from the European Regional Development Fund for allocation under this Call is HRK 76 million. The call is implemented under Priority Axis 4 ‘Promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources’, Specific objective 4b2 ‘Increasing energy efficiency and use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)’ of the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ 2014-2020. The Open Call is intended for companies registered for activities in tourism and trade. The lowest amount of grants that can be awarded to an individual project is 220 thousand kuna, while the highest amount is 13 million kuna.The call aims to support the reduction of energy consumption in companies registered for tourism and / or trade, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures (measures) and / or activities (measures) for the use of renewable energy sources that bring energy consumption to the cost of the company of at least 20% in relation to the reference delivered energy, ie in relation to the consumption of delivered energy before the implementation of measures.Applications for the Call are accepted from June 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018.During the award process, potential applicants may continuously ask questions in order to clarify the documentation of the Call, and the answers will be published during the award process on the eFunds website within 7 calendar days from the date of receipt of each request. Questions with a clearly indicated reference to the Call can be asked only electronically to the following e-mail address: [email protected] Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy will organize information workshops in which all potential applicants can participate. The date, time and place of informative and educational workshops during the Call will be published on the website of the Ministry www.mzoe.hr, and on the websites www.strukturnifondovi.hr and http://efondovi.mrrfeu.hr at least 10 calendar days before days of their workshops. The date, time and place of additional, “ad hoc” organized information workshops will be announced at least 3 calendar days before their holding.You can find more about the Call, as well as all the documentation here.