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EUROPEAID/135181/C/ACT/MULTI/ INVESTING IN PEOPLE: EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL COHESION/ EMPOWERMENT FOR BETTER LIVELIHOODS, INCLUDING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT...

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Background

The thematic programme ‘Investing in People’ pursues a broad approach to development and poverty reduction, with the general aim of improving human and social development levels in partner countries in accordance with the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). It is based on Article 12 of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI)1 and is detailed in the Strategy Paper for the Thematic Programme 2007-20132. Part of the second theme of the programme “Education, knowledge and skills” is dedicated to vocational education and training in view of increasing knowledge and skills and employability on the job market, contributing to active citizenship and individual fulfilment on a life-long basis. Part of the fourth theme of the programme “Other aspects of human and social development” is dedicated to addressing inequalities and promoting social cohesion, fostering the Decent Work Agenda3, employment and promoting the positive social dimension of globalisation.

Size of grants

Any requested contribution under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and
maximum amounts:
  - minimum amount: € 1 500 000
  - maximum amount: € 5 000 000

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:
  - be legal persons
  - be non-profit-making
  - be one of the following specific types of organisation: non-governmental organisations, public sector operators, local authorities,
    international (inter-governmental) organisations as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of Application to the EC Financial Regulation or
    private companies especially if they can offer particular access and means, on condition that noprofit is derived from their involvement in
    the action or professional associations, chambers of commerce and other non-profit making institutions representing the private sector, as
    well as microfinance institutions (e.g. financial literacy, capacity building) and
  - be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a partner country as per the list of aid recipients of the Development
    Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/DAC) . This obligation does not apply to
    international organisations
  - In addition applicants from the following countries are also eligible: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway, Turkey, Republic of Macedonia,
    Montenegro, Serbia


Deadline: 25 February 2014

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