European Union Aid Programme
for Turkish Cypriot community
Human Resources VII
Innovation and Change in Education VII

Deadline for submission of a Full Application: 18 October 2016 at 16:00 (Cyprus time).



Objectives of the Call for Proposals:

The overall objective of this call for proposals (CfP) is to enhance education and lifelong learning opportunities in the northern part of Cyprus, with a more holistic approach to allow for full participation of individuals in society, as well as allowing for innovation and creativity, and promotion of skills and “key competencies” which are vital in a knowledge based society.

The specific objective(s) of the CfP are:

Lot 1: Innovation and Change in Schools:

  1. Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training
    • Improving child-centred learning capacity with focus on key competencies
    • Improving teaching capacity in line with global and EU trends through teacher’s training programmes
  2. Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship
    • Fostering further learning, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue
    • Promoting joint projects between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot schools in order to foster reconciliation between the two communities

Lot 2: Improving Employability:
  1. Making lifelong learning a reality – enhancing lifelong learning opportunities – on vocational and labour market related skills and competencies – including training and re-training of unemployed and employed to contribute to competitiveness and employability.
  2. Enhancing Entrepreneurship – improving entrepreneurial skills by enhancing creativity and innovation, at all levels of education and training.

Financial allocation – 1.5 million Euro

Indicative allocation of funds by lot:

  • Lot 1: Innovation and Change in Schools EUR 500,000
  • Lot 2: Improving Employability EUR 1,000,000

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot 1: Proposals under Lot 1 must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
    • minimum amount: EUR 30,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 100,000
  • Lot 2: Proposals under Lot 2 must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
    • minimum amount: EUR 50,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 200,000

More information can be found in the Guidelines.