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Unlocking Youth Potential

Source of Funding: EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

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/.

 


Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus 2020 (IPAS+) 2nd Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

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 academic institutions, public entities, or private entities and at least one foreign research centre or academic/private 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 2020, 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 2020 (H2020)/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.

The amount of the Award available to any one successful applicant is capped at €5000 per Option. All projects are evaluated by a selection panel set up by MCST on the basis of evaluation criteria outlined in the Call text.

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to Mr. Mark Farrugia at mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt with “IPAS+ – Application 2020” as subject heading.

The deadline for submission is Friday 6th November 2020 at 11.30pm.

Rules and application form can be found on the below link:

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UfM Grant Scheme for employment promotion - Regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Source of Funding: UfM

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are enormous and have led to unprecedented economic shocks that are directly felt by households worldwide. According to the ILO, ca. 94 % of the worldwide labour force lives and works in countries that are affected by company closures. The economic crisis will account for a loss of working hours equivalent to 305 million full-time employees.

In the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to undo years of economic development.

With the Mediterranean citizens at risk of losing their employment and livelihood, they are forced to adapt to a new world of work and economic activity. People already more vulnerable to economic shocks and restricted mobility, such as informal workers, blue-collar workers, youth and women, are specially affected.

At the same time, the crisis can also be the starting point to develop new ways of working as well as new forms of training and education.

Goal

With the UfM Grant Scheme for employment promotion – Regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UfM is actively supporting non-profit organizations in the Mediterranean that work to give people opportunities in view of the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. It focuses on projects that enable people to find jobs, continue to gain a living and improve their work and living conditions. At the same time, we seek to support projects that encourage entrepreneurship and improve the business climate for Micro-, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as crucial providers of employment in the Mediterranean region.

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

Source of Funding: EIT

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: Horizon 2020, Malta Enterprise

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

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