European Commission Call for Proposals in Myanmar
The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals to protect Myanmar’s next generation human capital with education and training.
Objective: The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is: to improve access to quality technical and vocational training, non-formal education and employment opportunities for youth in targeted communities in ethnic and crisis-affected border areas, including Rakhine.
The priority(ies) of this call for proposals are:
Developing community owned and human rights based and gender-responsive action plans for non-formal education and technical and vocational training for economic development;
Increasing availability of education and training opportunities for young women and men based on local community needs, including local business and industries;
Enhancing skills of trained graduates to secure employment;
Enhancing access to information, education and training in safe learning spaces including Community and Digital Libraries;
Setting up the Digital Library of non-formal learning content and TVET courses and made widely accessible to all.
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 9,500,000.00. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.
Size of grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
minimum amount: EUR 4,000,000.00
maximum amount: EUR 5,000,000.00
Lead applicant(s): In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-government organization and profit-making and
be established in a Member State of the European Union or in an eligible country for funding under the NDICI Regulation, as stipulated in the basic act NDICI-GE,
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.
Lead applicants established in Myanmar must act with at least one co-applicant. Lead applicants established outside of Myanmar must act with at least two co-applicants established in Myanmar.
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 form.
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 (ie 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, ie the applicant is legally defined as a eg network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (eg network, federation, association,…) as the proposed affiliated entities.
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