EU funds for internships: is your company looking for apprentices?

December 5, 2018

Ministry of European Funds launched the Guide “Internships for high-school students” for public consultation until 15.10.2018.
The call is dedicated to increase participation rate of high-school students from secondary and tertiary non-university education (qualification levels 3, 4 and 5) to workplace learning programs,  through measures such as:

  • Developing partnerships / conventions between organizers (educational units) and internship partners;
  • Organizing and conducting workplace learning programs (internship / traineeship, practical training, technology lab, etc.);
  • Organizing professional competitions, competitions on jobs, competitions and fairs for exercise firms;
  • Providing counseling and professional guidance services for high-school students;
  • Creating a coordinated information system between the private sector and the network of educational units;
  • Creating innovative solutions to facilitate practice, innovative counseling tools, guidance, competence assessment;
  • Conducting Internships in EU Member States.

Who can apply?
Types of eligible applicants and partners in this call:

  • Ministry of Education and relevant structures / agencies / subordinated / coordinated by it;
  • Employers (as practice partners);
  • Professional Associations;
  • Chambers of commerce and industry;
  • NGOs;
  • Public and private providers of professional guidance and counseling;
  • Trade union organizations and employers’ organizations.

For project proposals aiming activities of learning at work, eligible applicants and partners are:

  • County School Inspectorates (as structures under MEN);
  • Professional Associations;
  • Employers as internship partners;
  • NGOs as internship partners.

Other informations:
Grant application must be submitted in partnershipTransnational partnership is eligible.
What is the call allocation?

  • 30.552.000 euro

What is project’s maximum value?

  • Maximum 500.000 euro, of which the percentage of non-reimbursable financing is between 85-100% depending on applicant type. Maximum project value cannot exceed the result of following formula: 1.500 euro x number of target group participants.

How long does it take to implement a project?

  • Minimum 9 months, maximum 24 months.

Who can be a part of the target group?

  • Students (ISCED 2 – 3, qualification level 3 – 4);
  • Students (ISCED 4, qualification level 5, enrolled in post-secondary schools / masters organized at educational units level).

For more information click here.

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