How to apply
Application and selection process
The application and selection process is implemented by means of a two-stage approach.
In the first stage, any interested and eligible consortium expresses interest by submitting an Expression of Interest. During the EoI appraisal process, formal eligibility is checked (the application was received by the deadline, the provided information is accurate, consortium partners are only represented once per call and have not received funding more than once in previous calls, etc.). The proposals are then evaluated by selection experts based on predefined eligibility criteria.
selection criteria concerning the concept, ambition and feasibility of the project proposal
After a proposal is approved, a funding agreement is negotiated and closed between the KCF and the pre-selected VET consortium, led by the VTIs as the main beneficiaries.
The overall grant application and selection process consists of the following elements:
- Receipt of Expression of Interest
- Appraisal of the submitted EoI: eligibility check
- Project proposal submission upon approval of the EoI
- Appraisal of the submitted project proposals
- Negotiation of funding agreement
Resubmission of unsuccessful applications is possible within certain limitations. The respective consortium is entitled to resubmit a modified proposal (2nd attempt) at the forthcoming KCF call or by a defined deadline. Third attempts to submit a modified version of the initial proposal will not be considered.