Call for proposals EaSI 2018 - Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways” VP/2018/008 Closed!

Objectives

The overall objective of this Call is to support Member States (and other EaSI countries 14 if they so wish) in their implementation of the Council Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults” (December 2016).

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)

Actions

Proposals must be centred 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:

  • 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); or
  • 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); or
  • Developing new assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled adults 15 and/or testing them on a scale that allows conclusions to be drawn about their effectiveness.

In addition, applicants can, if they so wish, include in their proposals the following activities:

  • supporting relevant organisations dealing with low-skilled adults (e.g. adult education and vocational training providers, guidance services, employers, public employment services) to offer skills assessments and to motivate low-skilled adults to undertake them;
  • creating or improving mechanisms for coordination and cooperation among stakeholders (e.g. adult education and training providers, labour market stakeholders and social policy stakeholders, etc.) for the design or provision of skills assessments;
  • supporting the use of the results of skills assessments in the design of tailored offers of learning opportunities.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 May 2018 - more than one year 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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