EIT Climate KIC invites eligible entities to apply to the RIS Education Experiments 2022 Call (RIS EduEx 2022). Full details about this call can be seen in the Call Document.
Register for the upcoming RIS EduEx 2022 online information session on 14 June 11:00 CET
How can you apply?
Once you have reviewed the call document carefully and have decided to proceed with your proposal for RIS EduEx 2022, then we invite you to:
How will applications be evaluated?
The applications will follow a one-stage full proposal submission scheme and be summarily assessed by EIT Climate-KIC teams via a competitive one-step evaluation and selection process. This phase will involve review and assessment of the proposals.
The evaluation criteria include Strategic Fit, Impact and Excellence, Quality and Efficiency of the Implementation.
Further information on the review mechanisms, decision making and selection process is described in the Call Document.
What is RIS EduEx?
EIT Climate KIC are looking for entities to support or enable the development of the skills and mindsets needed for tackling climate change.
These education experiments may address challenges or needs identified in particular RIS locations (place-based), or promote cutting-edge learning approaches more generally. The outputs and learnings from these experiments should bring value to the local ecosystem and may potentially be integrated into existing or new EIT Climate-KIC education programmes or wider activities.
Educational experiments can be defined as short projects (or pilots) that test novel ways of responding to a challenge within education, learning, skills development, in the context of tackling climate change. In this context an experiment is a test or a pilot project carried out to learn something or to discover if something works. The experiment design, target audience and format are for you to propose, aligned with needs in your local context.
EIT Climate-KIC is offering a minimum of 50% in co-funding (up to a maximum of €20 000) from the start of the contract in September until December 31, 2022. Up to four experiments may be awarded this year. These learning experiments are co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS).
Who can apply?
We invite both EIT Climate-KIC partners and new collaborators (non partners), e.g. civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, municipalities, research institutions, private actors and education institutions, to join us in rolling out a series of education experiments this year.
Applications will only be accepted by entities operating and active in any of the following RIS countries:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro*, Republic of North Macedonia*, Serbia*, Turkey*, Ukraine*, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).
Note among other eligibility criteria, there is a 50% co-funding eligibility requirement for this grant that cannot be sourced from other EU funds. This means that half of the experiment costs must be covered by your organisation. If your organisation, for example, applies with a total experiment budget of €30 000, your organisation will be able to claim reimbursement of up to €15 000 of eligible costs from EIT Climate KIC, or the equivalent of 50%. Please see the call document for further information on eligibility.
Important: Please note that applicants are responsible for checking the EIT Climate-KIC grant website page for updated information related to this Call. Amendments to the Guidelines and inclusion of Frequently Asked Questions may be issued.