EU-Building Resilience: Education Opportunities in Fragile and Crisis Affected Environments

Deadline: 6 April 2017

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Building Resilience: Education Opportunities in Fragile and Crisis Affected Environments” to maintain and contribute to improved access to quality basic education (pre-school, primary and lower secondary education) for children in fragile and crisis-affected environments.

Priority Areas

  • Safe learning environments
  • Teaching and learning
  • Research, data management and evidence building
  • Conflict sensitiveness

Size of Grants

Any requested EU contribution under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 4 million and EUR5 million.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation and
    • be established in (this obligation does not apply to international organisations)
      • a Member State of the European Union; or
      • a Non-EU country of the European Economic Area; or
      • an IPA II beneficiary country; or
      • a developing country or territory, included in the OECD-DAC list of ODA recipients, which is not member of the G20 group;
        • Least Developed Countries (LDCs);
        • Other Low Income Countries;
        • Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories;
        • Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories;
      • an Overseas Country and Territory (OCTs) covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union; or
      • a Non EU Member State of the OECD only when actions are implemented in a “Least Developed Country or in a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC)”.
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

Eligible Countries:

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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