EIB Group: Strong response to crisis

1 19 February 2014 – As an integral part of the European Union’s response to the crisis, the EIB Group significantly stepped up its financial support in 2013 to promote growth and jobs in Europe. [read more]

Erasmus+ Programme KA3 –Meeting between young people and decision-makers in the field of Youth

3 This Action promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centred on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the Youth field. [read more]

Information and training measures for workers

4 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 05 is intended to cover grants for information and training measures for workers' organisations in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. [read more]

Collaborative partnerships in the sport field

10 Collaborative Partnerships offer the opportunity to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. [read more]

Erasmus+ KA2 — Capacity building in the field of Youth

12 Youth Capacity Building projects aim to:foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of Youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regions 22 of the world;improve the quality and recognition of Youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance their synergies and  complementarities with other education systems, the labour market and society;foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility at regional level (i. [read more]

COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES Strategic partnerships in the field of Youth

13 Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels with the aim of:enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and Youth work by developing new and innovative approaches and supporting the dissemination of best practices;fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences, including basic skills and transversal skills particularly entrepreneurship, languages and digital skills;increasing labour market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforcing links between education, training or the Youth fields with the world of work;promoting take-up of innovative practices in education, training and Youth by supporting personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and critical thinking, strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), open educational resources (OER), open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods;promoting structured inter-regional and cross-border cooperation: enhancing the commitment of local and regional public authorities in the qualitative development of the education, training and Youth fields;enhancing the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and Youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training, including new pedagogies, ICT-based methodologies and use of OER;improving the capacities of organisations active in the fields of education, training and Youth, notably in the areas of strategic development, organisational management, leadership, quality of learning provision, internationalisation, equity and inclusion, qualitative and targeted activities for specific groups;fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and Youth, to enable quality learning for all as well as to prevent drop-out and promote participation of disadvantaged groups in society;promote entrepreneurship education to develop active citizenship, employability and new business creation (including social entrepreneurship), supporting future learning and career paths for individuals in line with their personal and professional development;increasing participation in learning and employability by developing quality career guidance, counselling and support services;facilitating the transition of learners through different levels and types of formal/non-formal education and training through the use of European reference tools for the recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications. [read more]

Erasmus+ KA2 - Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and Youth (all)

14 Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices atorganisational, local, regional, national or European levels with the aim of:enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and Youth work by developing new and innovative approaches and supporting the dissemination of best practices;fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences, including basic skills and transversal skills particularly entrepreneurship, languages and digital skills;increasing labour market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforcing links between education, training or the Youth fields with the world of work;promoting take-up of innovative practices in education, training and Youth by supporting personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and critical thinking, strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), open educational resources (OER), open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods;promoting structured inter-regional and cross-border cooperation: enhancing the commitment of local and regional public authorities in the qualitative development of the education, training and Youth fields;enhancing the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and Youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training, including new pedagogies, ICT-based methodologies and use of OER;improving the capacities of organisations active in the fields of education, training and Youth, notably in the areas of strategic development, organisational management, leadership, quality of learning provision, internationalisation, equity and inclusion, qualitative and targeted activities for specific groups;fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and Youth, to enable quality learning for all as well as to prevent drop-out and promote participation of disadvantaged groups in society;promote entrepreneurship education to develop active citizenship, employability and new business creation (including social entrepreneurship), supporting future learning and career paths for individuals in line with their personal and professional development;increasing participation in learning and employability by developing quality career guidance, counselling and support services;facilitating the transition of learners through different levels and types of formal/non-formal education and training through the use of European reference tools for the recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications. [read more]

Erasmus+ programme Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals Large-scale European voluntary service events

15 This Action aims to support large-scale volunteering projects (involving at least 30 EVS volunteers) in the framework of European or worldwide events in the field of Youth, culture and sport (e. [read more]

Learning mobility of individualsMobility of individuals in the field of education, training and Youth

17 OBJECTIVESEducation, training and Youth activities play a key role in providing people of all ages with the necessary means to participate actively in the labour market and in society at large. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Call for integrating Society in Science and Innovation Pan-European public outreach: exhibitions and science cafés engaging citizens in science

19 Specific challenge: This topic will organise public outreach exhibitions and participatory events throughout the whole of Europe to engage citizens in science, drawing on the experience and capacity of science museums, Higher Education Institutions, science shops, scientific centres of excellence and innovation hubs, cities of scientific culture (e. [read more]

Industrial relations and social dialogue

23 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 08 is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industry and sectoral level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), and for developing European social dialogue in its different dimensions of information exchange, consultation, negotiation and joint action. [read more]

Youth employment: Commission welcomes adoption of Quality Framework to improve quality of traineeships

24 The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job. [read more]

EIB and UBI Banca Group provide €350 million for SMEs, midcaps, start-ups and Youth employment

25 The signing of a credit line fostering Youth employment brings the number of medium to long-term lending agreements in support of Italian firms concluded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UBIBanca Group in the past three months to three – for a total amount of €350 million. [read more]

Cultural activities 2014 - Lebanon

26 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is the promotion of dialogue and exchange between cultures and civilisations. [read more]

First ever “Jobs for Youth” financing for SMEs in Poland

28 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50 million to Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S. [read more]

Support for Policy Reform Civil Society Cooperation

29 The Call will provide funding through the two following Lots:Civil society cooperation in the field of education and training (Lot 1)Civil society cooperation in the field of Youth (Lot 2)The objectives of the Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grant, to European non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and EU-wide networks active in the field of education and training or in the field of Youth and pursuing the following general aims:Raise stakeholder awareness of European policy agendas in education, training and Youth, in particular Europe 2020, Education and training 2020, the EU Youth Strategy and other sector-specific policy agendas;Increase stakeholder commitment and cooperation with public authorities for the implementation of policies and reforms in the fields of education and training and of Youth, in particular of the country-specific recommendations issued in the framework of the European Semester;Boost stakeholder participation in the field of education, training and Youth;Boost stakeholder commitment in the dissemination of policy and Programme actions and results and of good practice among their membership. [read more]

Non State Actors in Development - In country intervention - TONGA

30 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is: to strengthen the capacity of civil society to promote inclusive socio-economic development in TongaThe specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:to improve technical and management capacities of civil society promoting the interest of the most vulnerable groups in Tonga, with particular focus on Youth, women and people with disabilities as well as other marginalised groups. [read more]

Erasmus+ to boost student exchanges and partnerships between EU and Latin America

31 Students and academic staff from Latin America will have more opportunities to study or train in European universities thanks to increased support from Erasmus+, the new European funding programme for education, training, sport and Youth. [read more]

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-based Support Scheme 2013 in the Republic of Moldova

32 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights, equality, transparency and democratic reforms in the Republic of Moldova. [read more]

RegioStars 2014: top awards for Europe

33 Europe's most promising and innovative regional projects will be in the spotlight tonight as Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy presents the  [read more]

Peace Building Partnership Programme: Youth employment as conflict prevention and peace-building vector Tajikistan

34 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME AND PRIORITY ISSUES  The present call for proposals is implemented under the long-term component of the Instrument for Stability (IfS), specifically Article 4. [read more]

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility 2013 Ukraine

36 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Ukraine, by strengthening civil society’s capacities to promote national reform and democratic changes, in particular to increase public accountability. [read more]

Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations

37 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 08 is intended to cover actions to support industrial relations measures, inparticular those designed to develop expertise and the exchange of EU-relevant information, as well as actions to improve knowledge on industrial relationsinstitutions and practices across the EU and dissemination of results. [read more]

Civil Society in Action Lebanon

38 The global objective is to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Lebanon to become more engaged in national reforms andcommunity development. [read more]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Poland on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

39 The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Poland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions, cities and people. [read more]

Amending the Budget to cover research, education, support to businesses and Cohesion Policy

40 The Commission is proposing to increase the 2014 level of payment appropriations by EUR 4. [read more]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France to use €620 million to tackle unemployment

41 The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle Youth unemployment. [read more]

SUSTAINABLE CIVIL SOCIETY The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

42 The global objective of this Call for PThe global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the sustainability of the civil society. [read more]

Call for proposals for operating grants open to EU-level NGOs networks having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement for 2014-2017 and being active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or active in the promotion of microfinanc

43 This call for proposals aims to provide operating grants for 2015 under the FrameworkPartnership Agreements concluded for the period 2014-2017 to provide for long termcooperation between the European Commission and EU level NGO networks. [read more]

Support to the development of Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Albania

44 Project purpose:Support the further development and consolidation of mediation and arbitration services in AlbaniaThe following ahead challenges have been identified in the framework of this project:- Harmonization of the Mediation Law with the Code of Criminal Procedure, to facilitate thereferral of cases to mediation by judges and prosecutors, judicial police officers, especiallycases involving juveniles in conflict with the law. [read more]

Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report

46 The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. [read more]

EaSI-EURES: Your first EURES job - Targeted mobility scheme

47 Selected projects in the framework of this call for proposals should support andfinance the following groups: young people (aged 18-35) willing to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeshipand move to another Member State; employers and SMEs in particular when these provide an integrationprogramme for their newly-recruited young mobile workers, trainees orapprentices. [read more]

Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a europioneers Award

48 Who will become this year’s most successful European Web Entrepreneur? [read more]

Support for Afghan Uprooted People

49 The global objective of the programme is to contribute to the protection and successfulreintegration of uprooted Afghans in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, and the specific objective is toimprove the conditions for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran andsustainable economic and social integration of returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan. [read more]

Investment made by regions and cities to match EU structural funds should be excluded from the Growth and Stability Pact calculations

50 The Bureau of the Committee of the Regions adopted a declaration in Turin on 12 September urging European institutions and national governments to ensure the full mobilisation of EU cohesion policy investment by excluding national and regional co-financing from the deficit calculations under the Growth and Stability Pact. [read more]

Youth Guarantee: progress and achievements of 18 pilot projects

51 he European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 [read more]

What is the EU Youth Guarantee?

52 How serious a problem is Youth unemployment and inactivity in the EU? [read more]

Facilitating EU transnational tourism flows for seniors and young people in the low and medium seasons

53 ObjectiveThe main aim of this call is to strengthen competitiveness of the European tourism sector by encouraging the extension of the tourism season and by increasing internal mobility of seniors and young people. [read more]

The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe

55 Topic: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EuropeSpecific challenge: It is obvious that investing appropriately in lifelong learning will contribute to overcoming the economic and social crisis and meeting the Europe 2020 targets on employment, poverty reduction, education, sustainability, innovation. [read more]

Support for social dialogue

56 OBJECTIVES OF THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading04 03 01 08 is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industryand sectoral level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of theEuropean Union (TFEU), and for developing European social dialogue in its differentdimensions of information exchange, consultation, negotiation and joint action. [read more]

Information and training measures for workers

57 OBJECTIVES OF THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 05 is intended to cover grants for information and training measures for workers' organisations in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. [read more]

EaSI-EURES: Targeted Mobility Scheme - Your first EURES job

58 Selected projects in the framework of this call for proposals should support and finance the following groups:„h young people (aged 18-35) willing to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship and move to another Member State;„h employers and SMEs in particular when these provide an integration programme for their newly-recruited young mobile workers, trainees or apprentices. [read more]