The EEA and Norway Grants seek proposals for transnational projects under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The Fund’s focus on transnational cooperation reflects the view that unemployment among youth is a common European challenge and common European solutions should therefore be explored.
1What is the focus of the call?
The newly established Fund specifically aims to support transnational project initiatives that promote sustainable and quality youth employment. Projects addressing youth unemployment must fall within the three principal support areas:
• innovation and exploration;
• transfer of know-how and good practice;
• analysis and research.
Who can apply?
The beneficiary countries of this call for proposals are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. In addition, entities from Ireland, Italy and Spain are eligible. Projects shall involve entities from at least two countries, of which the beneficiary country must be the lead partner.
What is the grant amount?
The total funding is €60.6 million, and the minimum grant amount per project is €1 million. There is no maximum grant amount per project.
What are the target groups of the Fund?
The target groups of the Fund are young people between 15 and 29, with a special focus on the 25-29 year olds. The long-term unemployed, the low-skilled, inactive women caring for children or incapacitated adults, ethnic minorities including Roma, asylum-seekers, people with mental health issues and the disabled are of particular interest to the Fund.
How to apply?
The project selection follows a two-step procedure:
1. Assessment of concept notes submitted before 1 August 2017
2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal before the final deadline
Concept notes shall be submitted electronically via the fund operator’s system. It is required to sign up for the EGREG system (https://www.egregsystem.info/fundforyouthemployment/) before the application can be completed.
For more information about the call and application procedures, please visit:
Contact to the fund operator: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECORYS Polska | Postal address: Solec 38/105, Warsaw 00-394, Poland
JCP Italy | Postal address: Via de pisis 5, 42124 Reggio Emilia, Italy