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:

  • Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • Non-EU countries of the European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • IPA II beneficiary countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.
  • Other Low Income Countries : Kenya, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe.
  • Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories: Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tokelau, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories : Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga,  Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Overseas Country and Territory (OCTs): Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curação, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Greenland, Montserrat, New Caledonia and Dependencies, Pitcairn, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena Ascension Island Tristan da Cunha, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Turks and Caicos, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
  • Non EU Member States of the OECD: Australia, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America- these countries are eligible only if the action is implemented in a least developed countries (LDC) (see list (i) above) or in a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) (Bolivia, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua).

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

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