Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova

Call for proposals: Young Cell Scheme – Rounds XIII-XIV-XV

Pristina, 29/12/2020 - 12:34, UNIQUE ID: 201229_2
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Publication reference: EuropeAid/169501/DH/ACT/XK

The European Union Office in Kosovo is seeking proposals to Young Cell Scheme – Rounds XIII-XIV-XV with financial assistance from the IPA II Programme.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to improve the professional capacity of the civil service to better serve Kosovo citizens and meet the obligations arising from the SAA.

The specific objective of this call for proposals:

  • Young women, men and minorities are selected, study, and graduate from a master’s programme in the EU and then complete three years of work in the Kosovo Civil Service.

The priorities of this call for proposals are:

Priority 1 – Selection and recruitment of candidates done based on a competitive and merit based procedure, after which the students complete postgraduate degrees in universities throughout the EU in relevant fields;

Priority 2 - YCS grantees, women and men, are subsequently employed by the Kosovo institutions, respecting the legal framework and affirmative measures adopted and signed by Kosovo Government; and,

Priority 3 – Monitoring of employment of the previous rounds of YCS and follow-up on the accomplishment of the contractual obligation of graduates in the civil service.

The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site:    

The deadline for submission of Concept Note is 10/02/2021 at 15:00hrs.

An information session on this call for proposals will be held on 14/01/2021 at 11:00hrs, online via WEBEX.

Should you be interested in this session, please send an email by 12/01/2021 hrs to indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation). No costs incurred by the applicants for attending this information session are reimbursable.

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