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Enabel: Call for Proposals to support Innovation Hubs in Palestine

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 24, 2021
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The project Skilled Young Palestine is implemented by Enabel, the Belgian development agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour.

Enabel is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Support of Innovation Hubs to enhance the transition of young people into the labour market in Palestine.

Given the particularity of Palestine and the different characteristics of each of its localities, a regional approach is promoted.

This means that the project foresees to support the installation of minimum 7 innovation hubs divided into 3 lots with the following budget distribution:
LOT 1 West-Bank:
435,000 EUR (Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Euro);
LOT 2 Gaza:
435,000 EUR (Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Euro);
LOT 3 East Jerusalem:
145,000 EURO (One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Euro).

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The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to build the capacity of young people in the field of 21st century skills by facilitating the installation of 7 multifunctional spaces that can serve as platforms for learning and innovation, a place to play, create, learn, mentor, or invent.

The direct beneficiaries are Palestinian youth, particularly women in Gaza, East-Jerusalem, Hebron and North West Bank, and Palestinian enterprises.
Indirect beneficiaries are Business Membership Organisations and private sector federations, TVET providers and youth centres.

To be admissible for grants, all applicants must satisfy the following conditions:
1. Be a legal person; and
2. Be a public entity, or Be a non-profit private entity or a foundation; or be a legal entity of private law for which profit maximization is not the priority objective and
3. Be established or represented in Palestine;
4. The lead applicants:
a) Must be an existing innovation ecosystem player corresponding to one of the following classifications: Incubators and Accelerators; Working Spaces; Innovation and / or Entrepreneurship Centers / Organizations; Training Centers; Existing CSO, CBO active in the field of development and innovation targeted towards vulnerable youth / adolescence;
b) Must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and not be acting as an intermediary and;
c) Must have an active bank account for the past 24 months; and
d) Must have audited financial statements (income statement and balance sheet) of the last closed financial year.

If your proposal includes a co-applicant (no obligation), it must comply with all the above conditions.

Deadline : 25/03/2021 at 16:00 UTC (GMT +3 hours).

For more information, please visit https://www.enabel.be/content/enabel-grants

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 28
Feb 28

Friendly reminders:
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Jill Langhus
Mar 01
Mar 01

Thanks, Ana.