Call: Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”

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Programme
EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation
Acronym EaSI
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation"

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.

Objectives:

  • Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion
  • Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises

In pursuing these objectives, EaSI will:

  • pay particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people
  • promote equality between women and men
  • combat discriminations
  • promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment
  • guarantee adequate and decent social protection
  • combat long-term unemployment
  • fight against poverty and social exclusion
Link http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1081&langId=en
Description of programme
"PROGRESS"

The PROGRESS axis of EaSI helps the EU and its countries to improve policies in three thematic sections:

  • employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment
  • social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty
  • working conditions

Objectives:

  • Develop and disseminate high-quality comparative analytical knowledge
  • Facilitate effective and inclusive information-sharing, mutual learning and dialogue
  • Provide financial support to test social and labour market policy innovations
  • Provide organisations with financial support to increase their capacity to develop, promote and support the implementation of EU instruments and policies
Call
Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”
Description of call
"Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”"
The overall objective of this Call is to support Member States in their implementation of the Council Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults”. The specific objective of this call is to support the deployment by national and/or regional authorities, as an integral element in their implementation of the Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways, of the provision of individual skills assessments (including literacy, numeracy and digital skills) for low skilled / low qualified adults. Proposals have to include certain elements and activities that are described in detail in the call document.
Link http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=537&furtherCalls=yes
Thematic Focus Employment, Social affairs, Education
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Public Services, National Government
Applicant details Any co-applicants must be public or private entities (profit or non-profit making) involved in the organisation and/or financing and/or provision of services to adults such as skills assessment, validation of competences, education and training, orientation and guidance.
Project Partner Details Consortia are possible but not mandatory
Call opens 15.05.2018
Call closes 13.07.2018
Project duration min 12 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total call-budget: 1.5 million €
Indicative budget per project: 250 000 - 500 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 80%
Submission https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/swim/external/displayWelcome.do?lang=de
Contact Details

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