31/10/21: EASI guarantee instrument
The EIF and the European Commission (EC) are launching specific COVID-19 support measures under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument. Under this scheme, the EIF will provide enhanced terms and conditions for guarantees and counter-guarantees to incentivise financial intermediaries to continue providing financing to micro-borrowers, micro-enterprises and social enterprises hit by the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Call for applicants for the Bridge Building (BB) Summer School of Evaluation in Social Policies (25-27 August 2021) as part of the Bridging Function of the European Centre.
The BB Summer School takes place on 25-27 August 2021 aiming to enhance skills and knowledge in commissioning and/or conducting social policy-oriented M&E projects and programmes. It will stimulate an interactive, participatory, and reflective learning among the participants and will bring together professionals to exchange and enhance their knowledge and expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation, and to contribute to regional cooperation for European integration. More information here
The BB Summer School targets professionals working particularly in or with Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries. Registration is now open for the call for applications for the virtual BB Summer School. Deadline for applications: 3 May 2021; register here
EESPN survey: Look out for EESPN and Bridge Building Survey!
In the next few days, the European Centre team will ask you to provide feedback on the EESPN and Bridge Building activities. Your responses are valuable and will help improve future activities. The survey will take maximally 10 minutes. Please look out for the survey in your mailbox. Thank you!
European Commission launched open access research publishing platform
Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe grant holders can publish their work on the new platform for free. All papers will be scrutinized by peers and the reviews published too.
18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference
The REvaluation 2021 Conference is jointly organised by Fraunhofer ISI, IFRIS and the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation. It will take place as live as possible, 18-19 November 2021 in Vienna, Austria.
The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation. Read more
The first Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) calls for projects under Horizon Europe will launch on 18 May, and over the next two years the EU research programme will award around €1.8 billion for PhDs, researcher mobility and staff exchange projects. The money will be spread across five programmes, each with two bottom-up calls each year. Read more
31/05/21: Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) APPEAR: Call for partnerships & scholarships in higher education
APPEAR contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective is to strengthen the scientific foundation and institutional capacities in higher education, research andmanagement in the partner countries through academic partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and master’s and PhD scholarships. Furthermore, APPEAR aims at increasing the commitment to international cooperation and development at Austrian higher education institutions.
APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to realise its strategy for support of higher education and research for development on an academic institutional level. Read more
15/10/21: The EU Delegation to Armenia: CfP – Strengthening civil society capacities & resilience in Armenia
The Balkan Trust for Democracy’s financial and technical assistance for this sub-granting process is part of the larger Norwegian efforts to support Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
THE PURPOSE OF THE CALL
The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to reforms processes underpinned by EU integration by supporting civil society actors in the ‘Western Balkans 6’ countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
This sub-granting scheme of the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) is being realized with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.
Support is given to two priority areas:
I. Media Freedom
II. Fight against Domestic and Gender-based Violence
This is an open call, and project proposals will be assessed continuously from 5 August 2020 up until 15 October 2021. Read more
01/06/21: The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS) – Call for project peer reviewers
The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS), a state institution providing grants to researchers in Serbia, is looking for international experts in order to ensure an objective, high-quality two-stage reviewing process of project proposals submitted for funding programs of the SFRS.
More information on the Details of the Call, including inclusion and assessment criteria, ToR and fees are available at the following link