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INTERNATIONALISATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDS SCHEME PLUS 2021 (IPAS+) CALL 1

Source of Funding:

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus (IPAS+). The Scheme is divided into two options. Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select either Option A or Option B, or both:

Option A: opportunities for collaborative initiatives between Maltese entities and at least one foreign entity of proven track record of excellence. Proposals should describe the nature of the joint activities that would be funded through the Award. Applicants are to demonstrate how the proposed activities contribute towards and align with achieving the goals of the National R&I Strategy, and to describe the potential of any activities to become self-sustaining or generate longer-term outcomes.

Option B: opportunities for Maltese entities intending to submit a Horizon Europe proposal as the coordinator of the consortium to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant through proposal writing and submission

Additional information can be found on website: http://mcst.gov.mt/ri-ipas-open-calls/ . Alternatively, interested parties may contact Mr. Mark Farrugia on 23602178 or 23602000.

Deadline: Friday 18th June 2021 at 11.30pm.


EIT - High Education Initiative

Source of Funding:

The EIT have launched a call for pilot projects under the new “Higher Education Initiative”, whereby higher education bodies can apply to develop, within a consortium of a minimum of four partner organisations, to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity. The deadline for applications is set for the 25 May 2021.

More information can be found: HEI_Product Sheet_v1 (europa.eu) and hei-initiative-pilot-call-for-proposals.pdf (eit-hei.eu).

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Unlocking Youth Potential

Source of Funding:

The Financial Mechanism Office in charge of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, has published a new call for proposals (Unlocking Youth Potential) under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment, with deadline for proposals 5 January 2021.

Kindly follow the link https://eeagrants.org/news/were-looking-best-projects-fight-youth-unemployment-europe or go directly to the webpage of the Fund https://eeagrants.org/topics-programmes/fund-youth-employment to download the call for proposals.

The Fund for Youth Employment supports projects that promote sustainable and quality youth employment in 18 beneficiary countries (the 15 beneficiary states of the EEA and Norway Grants + Ireland, Italy and Spain). Funding is made available for initiatives seeking to ensure access to employment, education or training for the following target groups:

  • Young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) who are between 25 and 29 years old and live in small towns, suburbs or in rural areas;
  • Young mothers not in employment, education or training (NEET) who are between 25 and 29 years old; and
  • Long-term unemployed people who are between 25 and 29 years old.

 

Young NEETs who are not registered with the public employment services, are low-skilled, have dropped out of school, and face multiple barriers to entering the labour market (such as poverty, social exclusion, discrimination, disability and/or poor mental health) shall enjoy the highest priority within the target groups.

 

The fund operator (Ecorys Polska/JCP) is responsible for the contact with potential applicants. Applications shall be submitted electronically via the fund operator's system. All partners are required to register before the application can be completed. See https://www.egregsystem.info/unlockingyouthpotential/.

 


Call for expressions of interest to organise the EIT Food Awareness Event

Source of Funding:

EIT Food is looking for three organisations, each based in one of the below-mentioned countries, to organise the EIT Food Awareness Event for the local agrifood ecosystem in September-November 2020. EIT Food aims to recruit three organisations based in three different countries from the list below.

The organisations invited to apply for this call should be based in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Ukraine.

One organisation will be selected from applicants representing Cyprus or Malta, and two from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Ukraine.


EUREKA Network Projects

Source of Funding:

Funds market driven innovative R&D projects, devised and run by an international consortium.

For more information, please click on here or send an email to: eureka@maltaenterprise.com