[OPEN CALL] Call for the selection of implementing partner organizations

REF is seeking partner organizations for the implementation of DG Near projects on the Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Adult education levels.


Call for the selection of implementing partner organizations
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

Call open until June 30, 2018

In 2018, REF started implementing the project Increased education opportunities for Roma students and Roma youth in Western Balkans and Turkeyfunded by EU DG NEAR. The project aims to reduce the gap between Roma and non-Roma in the participation and completion of quality education through gender-sensitive programming, to improve Roma students’ transition between education and employment and to promote durable systemic change and desegregation of education systems in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

The project objectives will be achieved through:

  • supporting Roma children in pre-school education and enrolling them into integrated primary schools;
  • awarding scholarships to Roma students in secondary and tertiary education;
  • supporting transition between education levels and employment;
  • building capacities of relevant authorities and their understanding of the specific challenges faced by the Roma community;
  • supporting regional networking and exchanging experiences with the aim to contribute to the mainstreaming of Roma in national policies and, where relevant, changes in policies and legislation.  

These project objectives will be achieved through sub-granting to partner organizations which will be responsible for the administration and implementation of project activities within the granted financial budget. The selected organizations will be expected to define and adapt activities, as well as to propose methodology and implementation plans, which reflect the country specific context national and/or local levels.

For additional general project information and selection criteria, please visit Call for the selection of implementing partner organizations or browse the call in html below.

For information about specific project activity calls:

Call for selection of implementing partner organizations in the field of Expanding access to quality Early childhood Development (ECD) and Primary Education 

Call for selection of implementing partner organizations in the field of Increasing performance and employability of Roma secondary school students 

Call for selection of implementing partner organizations in the field of Increasing access and participation of Roma students in tertiary education and transition to labor market 

Applications should be submitted and received by June 30 at project.rare@romaeducationfund.org.

This project is co-funded by

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL NEAR

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations