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The European Commission (EC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals that contribute to more inclusive and equitable quality education and achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
To assist in the introduction of inclusive and equitable quality education with special focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM), and green skills;
To assist in the improvement of education facilities, connectivity, and education environment.
The priorities of this call for proposals are:
Support to update STEAM-linked teaching/learning programmes and mainstream greening education as well as build on the experience and resourcing approaches of transparent, inclusive, and participatory partnerships with the public, private and other education stakeholders.
Support to upgrade education facilities and connectivity (for example digital connectivity), as well as provide safe, non-violent, gender-inclusive, non-discriminatory and effective learning environments for all.
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 1 750 000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
minimum amount: EUR 550 000
maximum amount: EUR 1 200 000
Duration: The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.
Location: Actions must take place in the following country: the Kyrgyz Republic.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making and
be a non-governmental organisation
be established in a Member State of the European Union or the Kyrgyz Republic
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
have been registered for at least two years at the submission deadline for concept notes
In case of involving co-applicants in the action, three co-applicants is the maximum recommended number.
Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.
Co-applicants must sign the mandate.
If awarded the grant contract, the co-applicant(s) (if any) will become beneficiary(ies) in the action (together with the coordinator)
The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,…) as the proposed affiliated entities.
Post Date: 18-May-2023
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