Would you like to prepare the ground for an EU initiative to support low-skilled individuals to improve their literacy, numeracy or digital skills, or to assist in their progress towards higher qualifications?
The Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults" aims to help adults acquire a minimum level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills and/or acquire a broader set of skills by progressing towards a higher qualification (depending on national contexts) through 'an upskilling pathway'. They may be in employment, unemployed or economically inactive, with a need to strengthen basic skills.
An 'upskilling pathway' is a progression through three steps, along with outreach, guidance and support measures:
Successful applicants to the call for proposals will receive funding for activities that
Applicants must be public entities in charge of national or regional policies and actions for upskilling adults. Co-applicants can be public or private entities (profit-making or non-profit making) involved in the organisation, financing or provision of services such as
targeted to adults.
The budget for the call is €1 000 000 (minimum grant request: €250 000; maximum co-financing rate: 80%). It is estimated that a maximum of four projects could be supported.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 June 2017. Funded actions should start in late 2017 or early 2018.