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NDICI – Education in crisis zones, Kasai Central Province, Democratic Republic of Congo – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Education in Crisis Zones in the Republic of Congo aims to strengthen the democratic sector in the DRC, and more specifically in areas characterised by crisis elements.

9 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Education & Training
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Consular Chamber & Agency EU & International Organisation Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Media & cultural organisation Professional organisation & network Research centre & university State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Country eligible to the programme:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

Action must take place on the territory of Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To contribute to the human development of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), through the strengthening of the education system
  • To improve access to and completion of primary education for vulnerable children (girls and boys), particularly those affected by population displacement, in crisis areas
  • Improve and adapt the quality of education and school practices to the crisis context
  • Promote the social and economic inclusion of adolescent girls and boys affected by the crises


  • Priority 1 – access to safe, quality learning that meets health, safety and security standards and is inclusive
  • Priority 2 – retention of children in school, especially girls
  • Priority 3 – educational provision for displaced and drop-out children
  • Priority 4 – referral and identification of vulnerable children within schools
  • Priority 5 – strengthening the skills and know-how of education actors
  • Priority 6 – provision of educational materials
  • Priority 7 – access to vocational training for adolescents

Among financed actions

  • Actions consisting solely or mainly of sponsoring the participation of individuals in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses
  • Actions consisting solely or principally of funding individual study or training grants

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit making
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union
  • Have already managed at least one project in the education sector in the DRC
  • Total budget of the call: 9 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 4 million and 4.5 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 75% and 95% of the total eligible costs

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