Call for proposals of the VET Toolbox

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to increased employability of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to fund new and innovative inclusive initiatives and tools that contribute to facilitate access to the formal and informal labour market for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through improved employability and vocational education and training. The four priorities of this call for proposals are: (1) access: to develop, test and/or implement innovative strategies and approaches, conducive towards improved access and continuous enrolment of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to the VET system; (2) completion: to develop, test and/or implement innovative strategies and approaches, conducive towards improved teaching/training and learning focussing on the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and preventing them from dropping out of the VET system or ensuring their reintegration. The goal is to ensure completion and graduation from the VET system with a focus on preparing them for an occupational field; (3) transition: to develop, test and /or implement innovative strategies and approaches, conducive towards improved transition of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups from formal and non-formal vocational education and training to work, and increased integration into the formal and informal labour market; and (4) vontinuous learning at the workplace: to develop, test and /or implement innovative strategies and approaches, conducive towards guaranteeing work-based learning through on-the-job-training, the recognition of prior learning and demand-driven programs for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: non-governmental non-profit organisations, community-based organisations, private-sector non-profit agencies and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level.

3) Location

Actions can take place in Africa and Asia.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €4,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum €250,000 and maximum €400,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must not exceed the maximum percentages of 90 % of the total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than eighteen (18) months nor exceed twenty-four (24) months.

5) Application

Concept notes must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) to the address below: Postal address / Address for hand delivery, Enabel, Rue Haute 147, 1000 BRUSSELS. Deadline for submission of concept note is 15/02/2019 at 12:00 (Brussels date and time).