-      criteriaRequest from the beneficiary country

-      Conforming with the CEP’s programme guidelines

-      Conforming with the 2010-2011 Strategic Plan

-      Conforming with the geographic dimensions of CEP’s operations

-      Having the financial capacity to carry out project

-      Having the personnel capacity to carry out projects

-      Creating benefits for the CEP and building prospects for sustainable cooperation

-      Bringing about positive returns from its input