The Regional Challenge Fund successfully organised interactive Tutorial Sessions across Western Balkan 6 to support shortlisted applicants in preparing their project proposals from September 26th to October 26th, 2023 via the Zoom platform.
During the Tutorials, the RCF team covered a range of topics, including providing a comprehensive overview of the application form and its required supporting documents, guiding applicants through the grant management system and its various functions, introducing the selection criteria, explaining the selection process, providing a detailed walkthrough on how to complete the budget template, presenting the RCF cooperative training guidelines and more.
The RCF team is happy that so many consortia members came forward with their questions and clarifications, making an effort to create a better future for young people and contribute to enhancing their respective economies.
The RCF wishes luck to all shortlisted applicants in finalising their project proposals whose submission deadline is November 3rd, 2023 at 23:59h.
To learn more about the second stage appraisal process and selected criteria visit our Application page.
The Regional Challenge Fund (RCF) is a financing facility designed to increase youth employability and boost the competitiveness of enterprises in Western Balkan 6 by funding investments in selected cooperative training projects that are implemented through partnerships between vocational training institutes and the enterprises. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development commissioned 64.43 million EUR for the RCF, and the Swiss Government, represented by the SDC Swiss Development Cooperation, co-financed an additional 9.7 million CHF. The funds were commissioned to the KfW Development Bank and executed by the Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6-CIF), a joint initiative of chambers of commerce from the region.