Call for proposals (closed)

The 1st UIA Call for Proposals is now closed. It was launched on 15th December 2015 with a deadline of 31st March 2016. The Permanent Secretariat is now busy with the selection process.

This selection process is organised in three steps:

1. Eligibility and Admissibility check: this is the very first step carried out. The Permanent Secretariat will check 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 will receive a notification informing them of the reasons for this (approx. end of April 2016).

For eligible and admissible applications, these will 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 will evaluate the proposals according to 4 weighted criteria:

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

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

Applicants whose proposals don’t qualify for the Operational assessment will receive a notification, together with an overall comment regarding the assessment (approx. end of June 2016).

3. Operational assessment: the Permanent Secretariat will perform 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 will meet to make the final selection.

All applicants who reach the Operational assessment stage will be notified of the final decision, and the successful applicants will be able to start working on their project. (approx. end of October 2016)

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 will be very competitive and only the most innovative projects will be selected.

All the best to all of them!