Dear partners & academics,
Dear VLIR-UOS community,
We are excited to announce our upcoming Call for new International Training Programme (ITP) project proposals 2023 to start as of the 1st of September 2023.
This is the second ITP call within our new Five-Year Programme 2022 – 2027. The third – and final - call within this Five Year Programme will be launched in 2024.
Be sure to mark 12 December 2022 in your calendar as the launch date of this call for proposals!
⚠️ We are organising an online information session on 15 December 2022, from 13:00 until 15:00 CET. You can register here.
Everything you need to know to get your proposal started can be found below ⬇️
We look forward to receiving your proposals!
The VLIR-UOS team
ITP are projects that focus on short- to medium-term, intensive, interactive and practice-oriented training courses, distinguished by topic.
These topics can be about sustainable development, transversal skills for higher education (HE) management, transversal or priority themes (e.g. gender, sustainable development, human rights, digital 4 development, decent work, etc).
Through International Training Programme projects, HE institutions (HEIs) aim to systematically integrate global perspectives. In doing so, they create a supportive, inclusive and networked learning environment in which individual scholars, professionals and academics acquire transversal skills and state-of-the-art knowledge on sustainable development. This enables them to become experts and critical global citizens, motivated to act as change agents in their network.
Professionals from civil society, the private or public sector and/or academics, scientists, and researchers at HEIs with relevant professional experience in the subject of the organised training.
Affiliation of the promoters:
In case the ITP project includes a partnership with a partner institution, this should concern a higher education or science institution located in one of our 17 project partner countries:
Benin, Bolivia, Burundi, Cuba, DR Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
An ITP training can be organised in Belgium and/or in one of the 17 project partner countries, with the option of it being held online or blended.
The project budget amounts to a maximum of 150,000 EUR for a maximum duration of 3 years. This period can include multiple training modules and should include a minimum of 8 scholarships per training edition.
Please be informed that the budget for the ITP project 2023 call allows for the selection of approximately 9 projects.
All project proposals will be assessed and selected by the VLIR-UOS Selection Commission for ICP Connect/ITP based on four standard selection criteria: Relevance and coherence of the project; Quality of the project design; Implementation set-up of the project; Potential impact and sustainability.