CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RIS Education Experiments 2022

Applications may be submitted from now until July 8, 2022. An information session will be hosted online on 14 June, click to register here.

What is RIS EduEx?

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 EUR 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 EUR 30 000, your organisation will be able to claim reimbursement of up to EUR 15 000 of eligible costs from EIT Climate KIC, or the equivalent of 50%. Please see the call guidance materials below for further information on eligibility.

How can you apply?

Once you have reviewed the carefully and have decided to proceed with your proposal for RIS EduEx 2022, then we invite you to:

  • Prepare the Application Form in English. This also includes a budget template.
  • Submit the Application Form as an attachment (PDF) to an email sent to eduex@climate-kic.org before the submission deadline on 08 July 2022 at 00:00 CEST. Please indicate the name of your organisation and the name of the experiment in the email subject title. EIT Climate-KIC will only review applications submitted before the deadline.

Where can I find further information?

To download the call document, click here.

To register for the upcoming online information session on 14 June 11:00 CET, click here

To download the Application Form template to be submitted, click here.