Application & Evaluation Process

Funding Window II

Applicants create and submit their Applications in SmartME

Eligibility Check and Evaluation of Applications

Project Presentations by Applicants of the highest ranked Proposals

Formal Selection Decision

Contract negotiations and signature of Implementation Agreement

(with selected Applicants only)

Funding Window III

Applicants carefully read the FW3 Guide for Applicants and the FW3 Call for Proposals

Applicants review the following guidelines to support the application process:

  1. FW3 Guidelines for SmartME Submission
  2. FW3 Guidelines to Results Framework
  3. FW3 Guidelines to Eligible and Non-Eligible Costs

Applicants review and use the Project Budget Table Template to support their application

Applicants create and submit their Applications in SmartME

Application form in SmartME is NOW OPEN - Submission Deadline for Call 1: February 6, 2023

Eligibility Check and Evaluation of Applications

Formal Selection Decision

Contract negotiations and signature of Implementation Agreement

(with selected Applicants only)

Funding Windows

Window I

This Funding Window is now closed.

LARGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT PROJECTS

Grant Amount per project
Up to EUR 3 million

Thematic Area
Large investment projects

Eligible Applicants
Lead: Domestic public or private accredited training provider
Primary Partner
: Domestic private sector entity

Applicant contribution
At least 10% of total project cost/investment

Project Implementation Period
Up to 30 months

Window II

Calls for Proposals Now OPEN! For details, please click on the link below.

Call Status and Deadlines

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT PROJECTS

Grant Amount per project
Up to EUR 1.5 million

Thematic Area
Skills development investment projects

Eligible Applicants
Lead: International company with training activities
Primary Partner:
Domestic public or private accredited training provider

Applicant contribution
At least 30 % of total project cost/ investment

Project Implementation Period
Up to 28 months

Documents

Window III

Calls for Proposals Now OPEN! For details, please click on the link below.

Call Status and Deadlines

INNOVATIVE SKILLS PROJECTS

Grant Amount per project
Between EUR 150,000 and 400,000

Thematic Areas

  1. Digital Tools and Skills
  2. Female Entrepreneurship and Employability
  3. Training Innovation in Informal Sectors

Eligible Applicants
Professional TVET entities from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society, and organisations supporting entrepreneurship in the labour market

Applicant contribution
10% of total project cost (in cash or in-kind)

Project Implementation Period
12 to 18 months

Documents

ELIGIBILITY Criteria

Information about the eligibility criteria will be published when a call opens.

This Funding Window is closed.

Information about the eligibility criteria will be published when a call opens.

  1. Timely Submission of the Proposal (Electronic)
  2. Proposal Completeness
  3. Geographic Scope
  4. Proposed Project Duration
  5. The Proposed Grant Budget

For more information please read the Guide for Applicants

Assessment Criteria

Information about the assessment criteria will be published when a call opens.

  1. Responsiveness to COVID-19
  2. Demonstrated Jobs
  3. Demonstrating Value for Money
  4. Proposals shall refer to the conceptualisation, development and commercialisation of
    products, services, or processes solving an identified problem/skills gap in the labour
    market
  5. Demonstrated Viability and Sustainable Future Financing

For more information please read the Guide for Applicants

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