Digital skills training grants

March 9, 2020

Awaiting a future launch of a new financing line for employees from large companies that have activity in the priority sectors, such as: ITC, creative industries, automotive, health, pharma, energy etc. You can find if your company’s activity is eligible here.

In such a project all of company’s employees are eligible, regardless of their position in company and there are no restrictions on training types (they can be internally recognised as well), except that the training is aimed at IT / digital skills.

Maximum value per project is 500,000 euros, with a EU grant of 50% for the following activities:

  • Any type of course in ICT and digital fields, both with national/international certification or with recognition at company / industry level, such as: digital / ICT skills, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.), programming, operating systems, cyber security, data center, data storage, databases, web design, etc.
  • Evaluation and certification of professional competences in IT field regarding obtaining certificates recognized within the company (eg Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, Oracle, etc.).

What costs can be included in the budget:

  • any expenses generated by training – with training companies or expenses for salaries as appropriate for internal trainers;
  • training rooms, catering, consumables, travel, licenses, etc;
  • salaries of employees (with all taxes) –if the trainings take place during working time and thus a large part of company’s co-financing is ensured.

The project can have an implementation period of up to 18 months (estimated starting date is 2nd Semester of 2020) and must include trainings for minimum 75 employees with individual employment contract, that work outside Bucharest-Ilfov region (may be headquarters, work place or branch of the company, etc).
For more informations click here.

This is, most probably, the last financing line for large companies within the 2014 – 2020 programming period.

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