The Regional Challenge Fund in the Western Balkan 6 had its Third Call for Expressions of Interest from May 22nd until July 7th, 2023. The call encouraged the applications from consortia of vocational training institutes and enterprises from WB6 economies, implementing cooperative VET courses that result in nationally recognized certificates.
During its third open call, the RCF received 155 applications from all 6 Western Balkan economies.
Based on the predefined eligibility criteria and the availability of the funds for the Third Call, the selection panel has shortlisted 82 applicants to proceed to the next stage of developing full project proposals.
The RCF congratulates the shortlisted applicants and wishes them success in the upcoming stages of the selection process. To support the applicants, the RCF team will further organize online tutorials to provide guidance through the online application form and process of setting up a well-planned cooperative training and submitting successful project proposals.
The RCF team also encourages the applicants who were not shortlisted to consider revising their expression of interest based on our feedback and re-apply for RCF support within the following calls.