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European Union to provide grants for development of inclusive employment services

10:05 | 04.02.2022 Category: Economic

Chisinau, Feb. 4 / MOLDPRES /- The Eastern European Foundation, with the support of the European Union and Sweden has announced a civil society support grant for the development of inclusive employment services for vulnerable groups. The deadline for submitting project proposals is 21 February.

The Eastern European Foundation in partnership with the European Business Association and the Contact Center, with EU financial support and co-financing from Sweden, is implementing the project Civil society contributes to the country's inclusive and sustainable economic development.

The 40-month project aims to contribute to the economic development of the Republic of Moldova through the active involvement of civil society and other stakeholders, taking into account the provisions of the Association Agreement with the EU, which includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. 

The grant program aims to support at least 30 local civil society organizations in setting up consortia aimed at developing innovative inclusive employment services for vulnerable groups and creating opportunities for social and professional integration of these groups, which will later contribute to the well-being of citizens and communities.

Through the projects, organizations will promote inclusion for socio-economic development and contribute to raising awareness of development and cooperation policies, which aim to facilitate access to labor market inclusion services and support vulnerable groups to increase employment. 

According to the organizers, the total amount available for this grant competition is 500 thousand euros. The maximum amount offered per project (consortium) will not exceed 50 thousand euros. The implementation period of the projects, financed under this grant competition, will be a minimum of 20 months, but will not exceed 22 months.

To be eligible participants, applicants must be legal entities established and registered on the right or left bank of the Dniester River (by the Moldovan authorities or by de facto authorities in the Transnistrian region); be non-profit (non-profit) organizations; be local civil society organizations, for example: public associations, foundations, community organizations, non-profit institutions, be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, without acting as an intermediary etc.


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