Grant Size :  

1,750,000 (EUR)

Closing Date :


Submit Proposals for Promotion of More Equitable Quality Education in Kyrgyzstan


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.

Funding Information
  • 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.

Eligibility :
  • 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

  • Co-applicant(s)

    • 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)

  • Affiliated entities

    • 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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