Call for proposals (closed)

The 1st UIA Call for Proposals is now closed and 18 projects got selected after a 6 months assessment period. The 2nd Call for Proposals of the UIA Initiative will be launched by the end of November 2016, with a deadline to apply in March 2017. The Permanent Secretariat will organise four Applicant Seminars across Europe.

For each Call for Proposals, the selection process is organised in three steps:

1. Eligibility and Admissibility check: this is the very first step carried out. The Permanent Secretariat checks whether the applications comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria listed in the UIA Terms of Reference.

Applicants whose proposal has been declared ineligible or inadmissible receive a notification informing them of the reasons for this.

Eligible and admissible applications move onto the next step of the selection process.

2. Strategic assessment: a Panel of External Experts with in-depth knowledge of the topics of the Call is in charge of a Strategic assessment. The Panel evaluates the proposals according to 4 weighted criteria:

  • Innovativeness (40%)
  • Partnership (15%)
  • Measurability of results (15%)
  • Transferability (10%)

Applications successfully scoring above a certain threshold are considered for the last step of the selection process, the Operational assessment.

Applicants whose proposals don’t qualify for the Operational assessment receive a notification, together with an overall comment regarding the assessment.

3. Operational assessment: the Permanent Secretariat performs the last assessment and check the quality of the proposal i.e. are the Work Plan, budget and management structures coherent and well justified? This assessment accounts for the last 20% of the overall assessment.

Building on the results of the Operational assessment, a Selection Committee composed of the European Commission and the Entrusted Entity meets to make the final selection.

All applicants who reach the Operational assessment stage are notified of the final decision, and the successful applicants are able to start working on their project. 

You can read our Guidance section 3.2, for a complete overview of our selection process and scoring system.

Applicants are reminded that the selection process is very competitive and only the most innovative projects will be selected.

All the best to all of them!