General Questions

NB: as stipulated in Section 2.2.4 of the Guidelines for grant Applicants and in the interest
of equal treatment of Applicants, the Contracting Authority cannot give a prior opinion on
the eligibility of an Applicant, a partner, an action or specific activities.

 
How do I apply?

Step 1: check the EuroMed Youth website to see the Calls for proposals published by each of the 8 participating countries at: http://www.euromedyouth.net/ and more specifically each EuroMed
Youth IV Units:

Algeria: http://www.algerie.euromedyouth.net/

Egypt: http://www.egypt.euromedyouth.net/

Israel: http://www.israel.euromedyouth.net/

Jordan: http://www.jordan.euromedyouth.net/

Lebanon: http://www.lebanon.euromedyouth.net/

Morocco: http://www.maroc.euromedyouth.net/

Palestine: http://www.palestine.euromedyouth.net/

Tunisia: http://www.tunisie.euromedyouth.net/

Step 2: Read the Guidelines for grant Applicants to identify the Action(s) you would like to apply for, in order to see who can apply (eligibility criteria) as well as the objectives and global and national
priorities per each country.
Action 1 Euro-Med Youth Exchanges
Action 2 Euro-Med Youth Voluntary Service
Action 3 Euro-Med Youth Training and Networking

Step 3: Fill in the application using the Excel Application format customised per each Action.
Complete the budget taking close notice to Article 2.1.4 of the Guidelines.

Step 4: Complete, print out and sign your full application (and include an electronic copy)

Step 5: Submit your full Application by the deadlines as per Article 2.2.3 of the Guidelines

Do the Euromed Youth Units or European Commission or Delegation of the European Union provide technical support for the preparation of proposals?

The Euromed Youth Units or European Commission or Delegation of the European Union do not provide technical support for the preparation of proposals.
Applicants must follow the instructions in the Guidelines for grant Applicants published for each call for proposals As regards methodology and project management, the European Commission has adopted the "Project Cycle Management" guidelines as a tool for design and project management, based on the logical framework approach. "Project Cycle Management" guidelines are published on the EuropeAid website at the following address:
http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/multimedia/publications/publications/manualstools/t101_en.htm and can help potential Applicants in the elaboration and implementation of envisaged future actions that may be submitted for possible funding to calls for proposals.
The various Euromed Youth Units are organising national training events, contact your Units to get acquainted with the calendar of national activities.

Who publishes the call? The Euromed Youth Unit ? The Delegation of the European Union of each participating country? The European Commission ? The Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit for EuroMed Phase IV Programme?

Publication/Launch is the responsibility of the each Euromed Youth unit and to be done simultaneously (best practices unless done consecutively) on the respective Delegation of the European Union for the specific country website in addition to any other specific website that the
Unit is linked to.

Which countries are signatories of the Euro-Med Youth IV Program?

8 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia.

How many deadlines are expected throughout the course of the program?

Please visit each Euromed Youth Unit webpage and review the Guidelines for the various deadlines of this revolving call for Proposals.

EMYU of Egypt published the revolving call for proposal with four deadlines:

  • June 14th, 2011
  • Nov 1st, 2011
  • Nov 1st, 2012
  • January 1st, 2013

EMYU of Jordan published the revolving call for proposal with six deadlines:

  • June 14th, 2011
  • Nov 1st, 2011
  • Feb 1st, 2012
  • May 31st, 2012
  • Nov 1st, 2012
  • Feb 1st, 2013

EMYU of Palestinian Authority published the revolving call for proposal with six deadlines:

  • June 14th, 2011
  • Nov 1st, 2011
  • Feb 1st, 2012
  • May 31st, 2012
  • Nov 1st, 2012
  • Feb 1st, 2013

EMYU of Israel publish ed the revolving call for proposal with three deadlines:

  • Nov 1st 2011,
  • Feb 1st, 2012,
  • Nov 1st, 2012.

EMYU of Tunisia published with single deadline

  • June 14th, 2011. Two additional deadlines are foreseen for:
  • Apr 2nd, 2012,
  • Nov 8th, 2012

EMYU of Lebanon published the revolving call for proposal with two deadlines:

  • Nov 1st, 2012
  • Jan 15th, 2013
Where can I find application forms and guidelines?

Refer to question 1.

Regarding the three actions, how will the distribution of the overall budget? Will specific actions have more than others?

Refer to each EuroMed Youth Unit Guidelines where this has been specified.

As the "host" organisation, could we send the volunteers to do a large part of their voluntary service and be accommodated in some of our local partner organisations?

NO, as hosting you can only host volunteers (the programme does not foresee for ENPI entities to “send” volunteers but only “receiving/hosting” them):

  • As “host organisation” you must be an entity from the ENPI South region therefore your task will be “hosting” volunteers;
  • As “host organisation”, you have the responsibility to mentor the volunteer and to ensure a good coordination with your local partner organisations.
Is it possible to host an activity granted under Euromed Youth IV in a different country from which has applied?

No, the applying county is the only hosting country.

In a bilateral or multilateral action in Action 1 and 3, how many participants have to participate from each of the sides?

There is no limitation on the number of participants; it is up to you the Applicants to determine such details, based on the project design and budget.

If an international organisation located in Europe is one of the partners and the participants it sends to a MEDA (now ENPI South) country are from different countries – is that a bilateral or a multilateral action?

In youth exchanges (Action 1), this structure is not allowed, since the participants should be from organisation’s respective country. While in Actions 2 and 3, where this structure is allowed, is still defined as bilateral.
The definition of projects as bilateral and multilateral is based on the number and identity of the partner organisations, not the individuals taking part in the project. A multilateral action is when two entities (or three) from ENPI South Country/Territory and two entities (or three) from EU Member States are in partnership for the implementation of an action.

How should an Applicant open the Excel application form files?

The user has to click outside the cell under editing and then click on the "continue" button for opening the file.

 

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