We are glad to announce the launch of the Call for International Training Programme projects (ITP) 2023 to start as of the 1st of January, 2023. This is the first ITP call within the new Five-Year Programme 2022 – 2027 (FYP2) to be launched by VLIR-UOS, with new ambitions, innovative approaches, and lessons learned from Covid-19.
For VLIR-UOS, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as the main reference point. The 3 SDG principles of Leave No One Behind (LNOB), interconnectedness, and multi-stakeholder partnerships are mainstreamed by VLIR-UOS throughout its ambitions, policies, programme, portfolio, and VLIR-UOS expects partnerships and scholarships to do the same.
Specific objectives of FYP2 are:
ITP are projects, that focus on short- to medium-term, intensive, interactive and practice-oriented training courses, distinguished by topic, dealing with 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 aim to systematically integrate global perspectives. In doing so, they aim to 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, private or public sector and/or academics, scientists, and researchers at HEIs with relevant professional experience in the subject of the organised training.
Key features of ITP projects
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 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 organized 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.
Please be informed that the budget for the ITP project 2023 call can facilitate approximately 11 projects, directly influencing your chances of success in submitting a proposal.
Maximum 3 years
28 March 2022
30 March 2022
4 July 2022
End of September 2022
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.
Selected projects will be able to start as of 1 January 2023.