Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”

EaSI – PROGRESS Axis
VP/2018/008
EUR 1 500 000. The grant requested should indicatively be between EUR 250 000 and EUR 500 000

The specific objective of this call is to support the deployment by national and/or regional authorities, as an integral element in their implementation of the Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways, of the provision of individual skills assessments (including literacy, numeracy and digital skills) for low skilled / low qualified adults (and in particular for priority groups identified by countries in the framework of the Recommendation, where relevant)

 

Proposals must be centered around one of the two or a combination of the two elements below:

  •  Tools for assessing the skills (including, literacy and/or numeracy and/or digital skills) of low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant, and / or
  •  Arrangements for providing such assessments to low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant.

Proposals must include one or more of the following activities:

  1.  Enlarging the scale or scope of existing assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled / low-qualified adults that are considered to be effective (e.g. enlarging the scope of an existing assessment arrangement to cover a different target group); 
  2.  Adapting to the needs of low-skilled adults existing assessment tools and arrangements that are considered to be effective (e.g. adapting an assessment so that it assesses basic literacy, numeracy or digital skills); 
  3.  Developing new assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled adults15 and/or testing them on a scale that allows conclusions to be drawn about their effectiveness.

 

The project's duration should indicatively be between 12 months and 24 months.

 

Legal entities properly established and registered in the following countries are eligible as an applicant (or as lead applicant and co-applicant in the case of a consortium):

  •  EU Member States;
  •  Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement
  • Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

 

Deadline for submitting proposals 13/07/2018 Swim, Courier and Post : 24:00 Brussels' time (CET) Hand deliveries 16:00 Brussels' time (CET)

Objectives: 
The overall objective of this Call is to support Member States (and other EaSI countries if they so wish) in their implementation of the Council Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults” (December 2016).
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
To be eligible, the mono-applicant or lead applicant in case of consortium must be a public entity in charge of national or regional policies and actions for upskilling/re-skilling adults. Any co-applicants must be public or private entities (profit or non-profit making) involved in the organisation and/or financing and/or provision of services to adults such as skills assessment, validation of competences, education and training, orientation and guidance.