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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, SME Policy, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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The objective of the Call is to invite the submission of proposals providing s upport for small and  medium  sized  enterprises  (SMEs)  offering  apprenticeships either  newly engaging or substantially increasingtheir current supply of apprenticeships

Priorities and funded actions:

Lot 1
-Partnerships  on  building  capacities  forintermediary  bodies  or partnerships established by large companies to support SMEs
Lot 2
-European level networks and  organisations supporting  SMEs  through  their national members or affiliates

Lot 1
-Building  up  capacities for  intermediary  bodies (such  as  chambers  of  commerce, industry  and  crafts,  other  professional  organisations) or  using  the supply  chain of bigger  companies  to develop  and  set up  support  structures  for  SMEs particularly for those with no previous experience of apprenticeships
-Identifying solutions   to   specific   SMEs’policy   challenges
-Developing financial and non-financial support

Lot 2
-Targeted   cooperation   between   the umbrella   organisation of existing European networks and organisations and their national members or affiliates for developingand setting up  support structures for SMEs
-Supporting  measures  to help SMEs to raise the  quality  of  apprenticeships in view of promoting excellence
-Supporting measures for SMEs to integrate disadvantaged learners