Inclusive EduJobs - Open Call for Proposals

Replication Phase 2: Sub-grants to support Self-Employment Business Incubator in Tirana Municipality

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

Main objectives of the project, in regards to this call, are:

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/ Ministry of Finance and Economy, based on the Council of Ministers Decision (CoMD), no. Nr. 348, dated 29.4.2020: "On the procedures, criteria and rules for the implementation of the incentive program through self-employment".

These objectives will be achieved through the sub-granting schemes mechanism (financial support to third parties) to the Roma and Egyptian CSOs to enable direct support to Roma and Egyptians individuals and complement government funds which these individuals will be able to access.

These sub-grant schemes are dedicated to local civil society organizations that are registered and operate in Tirana. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance medium-sized projects operating in Tirana.

The grant is up to 50 000 EUR 

 Sub-Grants to increase Roma and Egyptians self-employment and access to self-employment governmental funding (Business Incubator) 

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. 

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