Deadline: 29 March 2017
The European Commission is seeking proposals for the program entitled “A European framework for mobility of apprentices: Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market” to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance their employability prospects, whilst also strengthening their sense of European citizenship.
- Assess to what extent demand exists among relevant stakeholders for developing long-term (minimum 6 to maximum 12 months) transnational apprentice mobility schemes, and the uptake of such schemes;
- Identify obstacles (legal, practical, institutional, academic, etc.) that prevent apprentices from carrying out longer-term stays abroad;
- Identify and disseminate good practices and success factors for long-term work placements for apprentices.
- The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of actions under this call is estimated at EUR 2.841.856.
- The requested EU grants are expected to be between EUR 300.000 and EUR 500.000.
- The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
- Place of establishment: Legal entities properly established and registered in EU Member States are eligible as applicants (lead and co-applicants) or affiliated entities.
- Type of entities: To be eligible, the lead applicant, co-applicant(s) and affiliated entities must be public or private organisations active in the field of VET.
- Consortia: To be eligible, actions must have the involvement of at least two applicants (lead and coapplicants) established in at least two different EU Member States.
- At least one of these organisations is a sending organisation and at least one is a receiving organisation that will provide the work experience. The sending and the receiving organisations must be in different Member States to ensure the transnational nature of the action.
- The proposal may also involve so-called “associate organisations” from the public or private sector that contribute to the implementation of specific project activities or support the dissemination and sustainability of the project. Associate organisations are not considered as members of the consortium and they do not receive funding. However, their involvement and role in the project and different activities have to be clearly described, as well as how they bring added value to the planned activities by investing resources and know-how.
- If the lead applicant is not considered to be eligible, the application will be rejected.
- If a co-applicant or affiliated entity is considered not to be eligible, this organisation will be removed from the consortium and the eligibility of the modified consortium will be reevaluated.
- In addition, the costs that are allocated to a non-eligible co-applicant or affiliated entity will be removed from the budget. If the modified consortium is still eligible, the application will be evaluated on that basis. If the application is accepted for funding, the work plan will have to be adapted as appropriate.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.