New POCU Applicant’s Guidelines!

October 12, 2015

Ministry of European Funds, through its Directorate for Human Capital Programs, published for consultation two guidelines:

  1. Applicant’s Guidelines – Specific Conditions “Integrated measures for NEETs from the following regions: Centre, South-East and South-Muntenia”, Priority Axis 1: “Youth Employment” Initiative;
  2. Applicant’s Guidelines – Specific Conditions “Integrated measures for NEETs from the following regions: North-East, North-West, West, South-West Oltenia, Bucharest-Ilfov , Priority Axis 2: “Improvement of the situation of NEETs category”;
  3. Applicant’s Guidelines – Specific Conditions: Integrated Local Development, Priority Axis 4 – “Social inclusion and combating poverty”.

The first two guidelines are a continuation of the guide published for consultation in June 2015. Eligible activities under these calls focuses mainly on growing NEETs employment (young persons not in employment, education or training), aged between 16-24 years registered at the Public Employment Service, residing in the eligible regions according with the axis concerned.
The funding will be provided in the form of non-reimbursable grants under minimis scheme or under state aid scheme. Minimis projects will have a value between 50.000 euro and 200.000 euro (with a 100% grant) while projects under the state aid scheme will have a value between 50.000 and 500.000 euro (the grant may reach up to 70% for SMEs and 60% for large companies for the disadvantaged workers training and up to 50% for the employment of disadvantaged workers).

The third Guideline, published under Priority Axis 4, covers all developing regions, the main objective of this call being reduction of the number of people at risk of poverty and social exclusion from marginalized communities with Roma minority population (communities where the Roma minority represents at least 10% of the population), by implementing integrated measures. The value of projects will be between 200.000 and 500.000 euro for projects implemented in Bucharest-Ilfov region, while for the projects implemented in the other regions the project value will be between 1.000.000 and 2.000.000 euro, with a 95%/ 98% grant, depending on the type of applicant.

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