EURES Funding Call for Mapping and Classification Actions

The EURES axis of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme promotes workers’ geographical mobility and boosts employment opportunities. The specific objectives of this EURES call for proposals are as follows:

To support Member States, EURES members and partners to establish high-quality mapping-tables allowing for matching job vacancies and CVs in the European Job Mobility Portal.

To promote cooperation among national and European EURES network members and partners in developing high-quality mapping tables.

To increase the usage and dissemination of the European classification by either adopting parts or the entire classification.

Applicants can only submit proposals under either Action A – Produce mapping tables or under Action B – Adopting ESCO, the European Classification. Proposals requested grants for both actions are not eligible.

Proposals under Action A can receive a maximum grant of €100,000.

Proposals under Action B can receive a maximum grant of €300,000.

The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of projects under this call is estimated at €4.5 million. The Commission expects to award grants to EURES member organisations in all EU Member States, Iceland or Norway, in accordance with the EEA Agreement. The EU grant may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. The applicants must guarantee their co-financing of the remaining amount covered by the applicants’ own resources or from other sources other than the EU budget.

Applications are accepted from the following:

Legal persons properly constituted and registered in one of the EU Member States, Iceland or Norway, in accordance with the EEA Agreement.

EURES member organisations (ie National Coordination Offices, EURES Members and EURES Partners).

Other public or private employment services or organizations (duly designated by the relevant national authority) with responsibility for classification of occupations, skills and competences and their mapping to the European classification.

Proposals may be submitted by one applicant or a consortium (lead applicant and co-applicant). Activities must be carried out in at least one of the EU Member States, Iceland or Norway, in accordance with the EEA Agreement.

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2019.

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