Inclusive EduJobs - Open Call for Proposal

Replication Phase 2 - Sub-grants to support Self-Employment Business Incubator for Roma and Egyptians in the Municipality of Shkodra

Location: Albania

Project: Inclusive EduJobs - Towards Context Relevant Policies and Services Enhancing Employability and Educational Outcomes of Roma and Egyptians in Albania

EU Grant Contract No.: IPA/2022/432-813

Contracting Authority: Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA)

 

The Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA), in cooperation with the the Social Action and Innovation Centre (Kentro Merimnas Oikogeneias kai Pai Diou (KMOP) and the Municipality of Tirana (MoT) is implementing the three-year project titled: “Inclusive EduJobs - Towards Context Relevant Policies and Services Enhancing Employability and Educational Outcomes of Roma and Egyptians in Albania”. This project is funded by the European Union under the IPA 2019 Programme, reference: EuropeAid/170610/DD/ACT/AL.

The aim of the project is to improve the inclusion of women and men, boys and girls from Roma and Egyptian communities in Albania by strengthening the capacities of the municipalities to establish and deliver inclusive services to citizens in the area of employment and inclusive education.

The Open Call for Proposals is dedicated to local civil society organizations that are registered and operate in Albania. Eligible applicants should apply with project proposals targeting the municipality of Shkodra, and comply with the main objectives of the project related to the Business Incubator Scheme, as follows:

a) Design contextual self-employment and employment supporting packages/models in a participatory way, involving municipalities, primarily Roma and Egyptian CSOs as well as other CSOs and ensuring the necessary link to the existing government programs, increasing and improving employment opportunities for R/E individuals. The government self-employment program, is implemented by the National Agency for Employment and Skills and Ministry of Finance and Economy, based on the Council of Ministers Decision (CoMD), Nr. 348, dated 29.4.2020: "On the procedures, criteria and rules for the implementation of the incentive program through self-employment".

b) Improve educational inclusion and educational achievements of Roma and Egyptian children and students by means of new educational approach (blended learning and digital education). Provide support to public schools in the municipality of Shkodra, to upgrade their ICT infrastructure. The ICT devices will be used in the classroom as well as for after-school activities to boost the Roma and Egyptians educational achievements. School community will also upgrade their digital competencies to be capable to effectively use technology to improve educational outcome of students particularly Roma and Egyptians.

The grant is up to 37 000 EUR per municipality 

Sub-Grants to increase Roma and Egyptians self-employment and access to self-employment governmental funding (Business Incubator) in the municipality of Shkodra

 

The deadline for the submission of applications is April 26, 2024 at 17.00 local hrs. 

An online information session on this call for proposals will be held on April 04, 2024. You will be notified in the coming days regarding the agenda and the link of the meeting.  

These sub-grant schemes are dedicated to local civil society organizations that are registered and operate in Albania. It is important to note that the applicants should apply with project proposals targeting the municipality of Shkodra exclusively.

Please download the Guidelines with instructions for this call and Annexes:
  1. Guidelines for sub-granting application  
  2. Annex 1: Application Form
  3. Annex 2: Budget Form
  4. Annex 3: Logical Framework Form
  5. Annex 4: Declaration by the Lead applicant
  6. Annex 5: Mandate by the Co-applicant
  7. Annex 6: Declaration in Honour
  8. Annex 7: Check List