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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Education - Training, Employment, Gender equality, Local development

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Local and Regional authorities, SMEs

Regions: Candidate countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Candidates Countries: Kosovo

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We funding – IPA II – Increase…
Funds for: increasing employability for disadvantaged groups in Kosovo
Main beneficiaries: enterprises, local and regional authorities, SCOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: increasing employability, sustainable employment prospects for disadvantaged groups, namely youth and women in Kosovo
Main beneficiaries: enterprises, local and regional authorities, SCOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To support development of social enterprises in Kosovo;
* To support enhancement of employment of disadvantaged groups, primarily women and youth

Priorities
* Lot 1: to support further development of enterprises in Kosovo in expanding their business practices to enhance employment opportunities for youth and women and disadvantaged groups;
* Lot 2: to support the establishment and development of new social enterprises in Kosovo
* Lot 3:
– Priority 1: to increase employability of youth and women and disadvantaged groups through development of skills and knowledge required in the local labour market;
– Priority 2: to support sustainable job creation and self-employment opportunities for youth and women and disadvantaged groups

Among financed actions
* Lot 1
– Procurement of needed equipment, supplies and facility upgrading (small scale works) for the further business development of their enterprises;
– Training and educational activities;   
– Marketing and sale activities 
* Lot 2:
– Development of business ideas and Business Social Plans for new social enterprises/social entrepreneurs; 
– Development of internal policies and procedures;
– Trainings, mentorships, good practice review
* Lot 3
– Needs assessment for developing skills of disadvantaged people in the labour market in Kosovo;
– Vocational training and re-training programmes and on-the-job training programmes tailor-made for the disadvantaged groups; 
– Soft skills development workshops, job search skills workshops and continuous psychosocial support 

Additional information

* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 24 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be a legal person
– Be established in Kosovo
> For lot 1 : 
– Be registered as an enterprise
> For lot 2 :
– Be a non-profit making entity
– Be a CSO
– Have a proven background and a minimum of  2 years of experience within the last 5 years in the field of the application
> For lot 3:
– Be a non-profit-making entity
– Be either : a public institution at municipal or at regional level (a local authority, an employment office, a vocational training centre, a vocational education school, a competence centre, a centre for social work) or a SCO that has a proven background and a minimum of 2 years of experience within the last 5 years in the field of implementation of Active Labor Market Measures

– Actions must take place in Kosovo