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IV. Category of persons eligible for support

IV. Category of persons eligible for support

Why are third country nationals with a permanent residence permit no longer eligible?

The granting authority has defined the category of persons eligible for support.

III. Important reforms of the Promotion Principles from 30 July 2014

about a. Focus on Project Promotion

What is the application process for the training year 2015?

New: For the first time, a single process is used to select those project proposals that are the most suitable for reaching the project goal of successfully completing training.

What deadlines do I need to bear in mind and what is the project selection process?

The deadline for submitting the project proposal ends on 30 September 2014. Following on from this, project selection and a decision is made by an evaluation commission (BMAS, BA).

According to which criteria will project proposals be evaluated?

The criteria for selection of those projects worthy of being promoted will be explained in the call for proposals.

Where and when can the documents be obtained if someone wants to submit a project proposal?

The required forms are available here.

What forms must be filled out, and what proof is required?

A form must be filled out for the project proposal. The call for proposals and guide contain all the important information you need in regard to completing the form and providing the necessary proof/documents.

Where should the documents be submitted?

The documents must be sent electronically to the team responsible at the Federal Employment Agency. Instructions for sending the data electronically will be made available.

What formal preconditions must be fulfilled for participating in the project selection process?

  • Timely receipt of the project proposal by or on 30 September 2014
  • Submission of a signed and complete project proposal in due form (electronically)
  • The provider is a legal person under private or public law (not an individual)
  • The project fulfils the goal of the grant (in-company vocational training)
  • The project has not yet begun
  • The number of participants is between 10 and 30 persons
  • The target region/training region is in Germany
  • The planned start of vocational training is between 1 August 2015 and 1 October 2015

Project promotion cannot be considered when these preconditions have not been met.
Further information in the documents.

How should a financing plan be created for the project when the exact number of participants is not yet known (because the BA has not yet placed participants)?

The provider gives the planned number of participants in the project proposal and this forms the basis of the entire planning or financing calculation. The final number of participants is only set once the recruiting and placement process has been concluded by the BA/ZAV.

Further information in documents about the project selection process.

How can information be obtained about the current status of processing?

When the project proposal has been received, the provider receives a confirmation of receipt from the MobiPro-EU team responsible at the BA.

III. Important reforms of the Promotion Principles from 30 July 2014
about a. Focus on Project Promotion

What does project promotion mean?

The provider must be a legal person under private or public law (not an individual)

The provider is the central contact partner/partner responsible for the participant and all others involved in the programme throughout the entire duration of the project.

+ Advantage of the new guideline: Can be implemented and administered easily by the granting authority.

about b. Two-step process of project selection and application process

about b. Two-step process of project selection and application process

What does the two-step process involve?

see the process steps in FAQs I. & II.

about c. More possibilities for shaping support measures

about c. More possibilities for shaping support measures

What are innovative projects?

The provider of the grant expects from the reform of the promotion principles that those projects of the highest quality will advance through the evaluation process. The promotion principles allow leeway for shaping the content and measures. The provider must explain its ideas in the proposed project by means of an integrated action plan.

What does an integrated action plan mean?

The integrated action plan of the provider must contain precise and conclusive data and proposals of the provider for the prospective project, especially in terms of content, support measures, process, participants' countries of origin, training companies in Germany, training occupations, as well as the type and extent of supervision and counselling for young people. These must be in agreement with the finance planning aspects also submitted.

>> Further information in documents about the project selection process

about d. Own share of the project provider and also whenever possible of the training companies

about d. Own share of the project provider and also whenever possible of the training companies

Why does the provider have to contribute its own share?

Through the new promotion principles, the granting authority wishes to promote the most innovative projects and in this regard expects the strong integration of project providers and whenever possible also of training companies.

+ Advantage: Stronger integration of all partners and the creation of larger networks ultimately serve the project goal of young people from abroad being integrated and completing vocational training, and in the long term of securing skilled workers in Germany.

How much of an own share must the project provider contribute and when is a well-founded exception possible?

According to the promotion principles, the provider must contribute an own share of at least 10% of the total expenses eligible for the grant (excluding benefits to secure livelihood, and travel costs). Only "cash funds" are recognised as own funds.

>> Further information in documents about the project selection process

An own contribution is a precondition of promotion.

How much own share should training companies contribute and what should be done when tangible planning has not yet been carried out for this?

It is desirable that training companies also participate in the expenses for the promotion measure above and beyond the training pay. Even if the provider has not yet received a clear signal from the training companies, it must provide an estimate and explanation of planning/ideas about this in the project proposal.

Can other third party funds be used?

Other funders (e.g. support associations) can share in expenses for the promotion measures.

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