Call for proposals EaSI 2017 - Awareness-raising activities on “Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults” VP/2017/011 Closed!


The specific objectives of this call fall under two strands:

A) To help a given Member State to prepare the ground for the implementation of the Council Recommendation on “Upskilling Pathways” by:

  • (Specific objective 1) taking stock of any existing provision upon which full Upskilling Pathways can be built, and identifying gaps to be addressed and ways to do so, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders;
  • (Specific objective 2) supporting national authorities in the targeting of Upskilling Pathways at priority groups;

B) To help a given Member State foster sustainable arrangements for the implementation of the Council Recommendation on “Upskilling Pathways” by:

  • (Specific objective 3) supporting relevant stakeholders both to disseminate information about, and stimulate the use of, the upskilling opportunities available, and to secure their involvement in concrete implementation activities in line with the general principles defined in the Recommendation.


The types of activities that may be funded under this call for proposals (all of them relating to low-qualified and/or low-skilled adults and implemented in cooperation with relevant stakeholders) include:

For specific objective 1:

  • actions aimed at mapping and reviewing effective tools and practices and, if such practices already exist, investigate ways to increase coherence and coordination between them.

For specific objective 2:

  • the mapping of the population that may be eligible for support under the Council Recommendation on “Upskilling Pathways”;
  • the definition of priority groups of adults to be eligible for support under the national implementing measures, their specific features and needs based on the above mapping;
  • the identification of the specific measures needed to support the defined priority groups and the financial means to put those into place.

For specific objective 3:

  • outreach, information sharing and communication activities (e.g. conferences, seminars, training activities) aimed at raising awareness, among relevant stakeholders
  • capacity-building activities to support, mobilise and engage stakeholders

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 June 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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