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entrepreneurship, empowerment of employability and skills upgrading?

  • Development of clusters to unleash territorial potential to improve the transnational innovation capacity.

  • Stimulating Social Enterprises performance and extroversion though transnational linkages.

  • Entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer for more competitive SMEs.

  • Certification/Evaluation/Upgrading learning outcomes

  • Educational and training needs of individuals and groups, developing of training curricula and delivery of customized training courses.

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The “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020” is a new cooperation programme, deriving from the strong will of the “Balkan-Mediterranean” participating countries to promote cooperation in the area. The programme brings together five (5) countries, three (3) EU member states (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece) and two (2) candidate countries,Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Applicants are invited to submit their Project Proposals targeting one of the Specific Objectives of the Programme between 16 December 2015 and 15 April 2016.

PA1: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SO 1.1: Competitive territories: stimulating business performance and extroversion through transnational linkages, clusters and networks

SO 1.2: Innovative territories: unleashing territorial potential to improve the transnational innovation capacity of the business sector

SO 1.3: Territories of knowledge: entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer for more competitive SMEs

PA2: Environment

SO 2.1: Biodiversity: promoting ecological connectivity and transnational ecosystems’ integration

SO 2.2: Sustainable territories: fostering transnational cooperation for resource efficiency and climate change resilience

SO 2.3: Delivery on environmental legal framework: improving transnational governance capacities

The EU Member States

  • Bulgaria: the entire country
  • Cyprus: the entire country
  • Greece: the entire country

The IPA Partner States

  • Albania: the entire country
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: the entire country”

Projects selected shall involve beneficiaries from at least three (3) participating countries, at least one (1) of which shall be from an EU Member State

The partnership scheme must consist of at least three (3) partners and not to exceed a maximum of eight (8) partners, including the Lead Partner

PA1: Entrepreneurship & Innovation PA2: Environment
Available budget per priority axis 7.000.000 12.400.000
Project budget per priority axis 500.000 – 1.000.000 500.000 – 1.500.000
EU co-financing rate is 85%
  1. Each partner can participate as Lead Partner, which is set to a maximum of two (2) project proposals;
  2. The partnership scheme cannot be consisted solely of non-profit bodies governed by private law
  3. The participation of profit-making private enterprises and political parties is not eligible.

At the BalkanMed Programme’s websites here and here.

Project: Certification of Social Economy Consultants and reinforcing of Social Entrepreneurship
We are searching partners in order to participate in a project proposal under the forthcoming BalkanMed programme. The final call will be launched soon but we want to finalize the partnership.

The project concerns the enhancement of Social economy sector in BalkanMEd regions. The main goal is to support the target groups (mostly women) in establishing viable and competitive Social Enterprises. The project adopts a holistic approach and as a preparatory phase contains activities for the evaluation and certification of the learning outcomes of Social Economy consultants. The next step will be the training, consulting and coaching of the enterprises and their personnel in Social Economy through innovative online consulting tools. The proposed project will be based on Tools and methodologies that have been previously developed by iED.

Potential Partners must be public organizations, ideally with national scope, such as:

  1. Organizations in the field of Certification of Qualifications
  2. Agencies of Vocational Guidance
  3. Agencies for Vocational Education and Training
  4. Employment Agencies
  5. Human Resource Development Authorities

Eligible countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Albania

Organization fulfilling the criteria and interested in participating should send email at info@entre.gr

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Let’s build Balkan Mediterranean partnerships and share innovative practices