European funds for IT and digital skills trainings in companies

January 15, 2020

We start this year with good news: a new financing line has been announced in 2020 for IT and digital skills trainings.
The Managing Authority for the Human Capital Operational Program has published two new guides for public consultation until January 30th, on priority axis 3, specific objective 3.12:

  1. For large companies:
    • total allocation 10 million euros;
    • maximum project’s value = 500,000 euros with a grant of 50% (maximum 250,000 euros);
    • Only large companies can apply;
    •  More information here.
  2. For SMEs:
    • Total allocation 20 million euros;
    • Maximum project value = 1,000,000 euros with a grant of up to 100%;
    • Eligible applicants: employers unions, associations/NGO-s, chambers of commerce;
    • More information here.

Employees of companies operating in economic sectors with competitive potential and in intelligent specialization areas will benefit from financing – see here the funded domains list.
Projects can be implemented in any region of Romania except Bucharest-Ilfov. Companies willing to apply may have their registered office in the Bucharest-Ilfov region, only if the submitted projects are implemented in at least one less developed region (at work points).
The following activities can be financed:

  • trainings of any kind exclusively in digital and ITC field (with recognized certification at employers’ level or national /international recognition);
  • Evaluation /validation and certification for competencies recognition related to the job requirements (including certificates recognized at companies’ level such as Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, Oracle, etc.);
  • (Only for SMEs projects) training needs analysis, organizing information and awareness campaigns for employers.

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