This possibility was highlighted at the conclusions of the October 2013 European Council, which stated that "part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (2014-2020) should be used for ICT education". The following funds could be considered:
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The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernise Education, Training and Youth work. €14.7 billion is dedicated for Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020. Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organisations in order to tackle the skills gaps. Organisations interested in Erasmus+ funding can contact the National agencies for Erasmus.
The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. The total budget for the EaSI programme 2014-2020 is €919.47 million.
As of January 2014, programmes form the three axes of EaSI support the following areas:
Your First EURES Job is a job mobility scheme to help young Europeans find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in other EU countries. The scheme is part of the Youth on the Move package and the Youth Opportunities Initiative. It could be incorporated into national Youth Guarantee schemes that include cooperation with other EU countries. The 2015 target for Your first EURES job is to help some 5 000 people find jobs in EU countries other than their own. The initiative involves only a limited number of employment services.
The European Commission has published a call for tenders, which aims at selecting a service provider for the organisation of a new major communication and awareness-raising campaign in Europe on 'E-skills for jobs'.
The duration of the campaign will be 2 years (2015–2016). The budget available in this call for tenders is EUR 2,000,000. The deadline for applying is 7 October 2014.
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Several projects are in place to support the Grand Coalition, in particular:
Support Services for the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract with a total price that cannot exceed One million Euros today. The deadline is 3 May 2016. For more information please click here.
The Secretariat of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was created in 2014, with a budget of €1 million from the Competitiveness and Innovation programme over 2 years (February 2014 - February 2016).