The Kosovo Challenge Fund opened the First Call for Expressions of Interest from April 15th until June 13th 2021, and received 23 applications from consortia of vocational training institutes and enterprises from Kosovo. The eligibility and compliance checks based on the predefined eligibility criteria resulted in shortlisting 9 consortia. These consortia were further invited to prepare the full project proposals with the submission deadline of October 1st, 2021.
In the second step of the evaluation, external selection experts reviewed and scored the applications based on the set of selection criteria, assessing the concept, feasibility and plausibility, and the ambition of the submitted projects. The ranking list was prepared based on the scoring results, and the 4 most successful projects from the Kosovo are now proposed for financing. You can see the list of the successful consortia [HERE].
All consortia whose projects were not proposed for financing under the first call will be allowed to reapply. The second Call for Expressions of Interest is planned to be published in the upcoming months.