Updated Aug 20, 2020

UfM Grant Scheme for employment promotion - Regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are enormous and have led to unprecedented economic shocks that are directly felt by households worldwide. According to the ILO, ca. 94 % of the worldwide labour force lives and works in countries that are affected by company closures. The economic crisis will account for a loss of working hours equivalent to 305 million full-time employees.

With the UfM Grant Scheme for employment promotion – Regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UfM is actively supporting non-profit organizations in the Mediterranean that work to give people opportunities in view of the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. It focuses on projects that enable people to find jobs, continue to gain a living and improve their work and living conditions. At the same time, we seek to support projects that encourage entrepreneurship and improve the business climate for Micro-, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as crucial providers of employment in the Mediterranean region.

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Oct 29, 2020Deadline
$118,531 - $355,695Amount
12 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionEurope and Eurasia
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Economic Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance)
  • A legal person (non-governmental organization, public sector operator, local authority)
  • Non-profit
  • Be established in the UfM Region
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action, not acting as an intermediary
  • Enterprises and for-profit entities cannot apply under the Grant Scheme. Funds cannot be forwarded to other entities.

Application Directions

Applications may be submitted electronically.


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