Programme Enhancing Human Capital

The programme Enhancing Human Capital whose objective is to improve human capital and knowledge base aims at strengthening human capital, supporting the development of 21st century competences, improving the relevance of education and training to the real environment, and encouraging the development of supportive measures for inclusion in life and work of specific groups  that are excluded or have limited access to support systems. Furthermore, the programme encourages the development of measures facilitating the reconciliation between work and personal life at the local level, and strengthening the capacity of institutions for good governance, cross-sectoral and inter-ministerial cooperation. The programme includes three programme areas:

  • Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship;
  • Work-life Balance;
  • Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency.

Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education participates in the programmes as the Donor Programme Partner.

Small grant scheme called Scheme for Mobility and Small Partnerships will also be implemented under the programme. The purpose of the scheme is to promote the bilateral exchange of pupils, students and teaching staff, and to strengthen institutional cooperation in the field of education and training by supporting the development of small partnerships projects.

EUR 13.5 million is made available through the EEA and Norway Grants for the implementation of the programme. The programme is co-financed by both financial mechanisms; small grant scheme is financed by the EEA Grants 2014–2021 and the rest of the programme by the Norway Grants 2014–2021.