Call for Project Proposals

The APEEE's Spring 2021 Call for Project Proposals is NOW CLOSED!

 

Call Description

Call Launched: Friday, 26 March 2021
Call Deadline: Friday, 21 May 2021
Project Period: For projects starting as early as September 2021 and as late as May 2022. Funding duration is one year after the start of the project.
Total Funds Available: 7000 EUR
Maximum Amount per Project: 1500 EUR
Date of Decision: Friday, 25 June 2021
Official text of the APEEE Spring 2021 Call for Projects

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Objectives

The APEEE has defined several over-arching objectives to be met through the funding of projects and initiatives, taking into account to what extent it has the following characteristics: a) Have an innovative pedagogical nature; b) Promote high- quality education; c) Contribute to the well-being of students; d) Contribute to the development of a school and community ethos; e) Promote equality, tolerance and/or diversity; f) Promote sustainability and healthy habits; g) Prevent disciplinary problems and risky behaviours; h) Promote a wide participation by parents in school life; i) Help in finding solutions to problems which parents face regarding their children's education; and j) Improve communication between parents and the school.

In this call, APEEE will give priority to projects with one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Promote solidarity projects, including those linked to the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or focusing on inter-generational dimensions or global inter-connectedness.
  2. Contribute to the EEB1 school ethos and promote relations between sections; build bridges between the Uccle and Berkendael communities.
  3. Support community physical and mental well being, including mindfulness and stress management; promote early intervention and peer support; explore issues of self-awareness, self-doubt and self-harm; examine topics related to affectivity and sexuality; address substance abuse and other addictive behaviors; educate about the benefits of nutrition and exercise.
  4. Foster tolerance, diversity and inclusion; confront discrimination on the basis of age, race and ethnicity, national origin, gender or sexual orientation.
  5. Support the use of digital technologies in the classroom and other eLearning initiatives favouring innovate applications of or approaches to eLearning.
  6. Promote activities to educate pupils on safe use of internet; address social media and gaming addictions; understand and prevent cyber bullying; promote safe surfing and online identity awareness; confront the effects of sexually-explicit online content; and explore other issues related to ubiquitous online behaviors.
  7. Create safe and friendly indoor and outdoor spaces for pupils on the EEB1 sites. Promote innovative outdoor activities aimed at students. Promote and support student clubs, school teams and grassroots campaigns, including but not exclusively those aimed at children’s rights, youth empowerment and civic action.
  8. Deliver sustainability and “green” or ecological initiatives; support environmental advocacy or environmental education.
  9. Nurture art, music, culture and other forms of free expression in our school.
  10. Complement or enhance existing pedagogic programmes or programmes pre-approved by the school management.

Eligibility

Projects can be submitted/organised by any member of the school community, including parents, students and staff of either the school or the APEEE/APEEE Services. Projects submitted through this call cannot be sponsored or organised by people external to the school community. Income generated by the project should be reinvested in the action; for-profit initiatives will be viewed unfavourably. Projects requiring close collaboration with the school must present written confirmation of the support of the school director or a deputy director. Projects must be submitted within the dates laid out above to be eligible for funding during the period.

Selection Criteria

Projects will be weighed based on characteristics defined above as well as the following general criteria:

  1. Quality of the design and implementation methodology (e.g. clear lines of responsibility, a priori agreement with the school when applicable, a clear implementation plan, clear reporting processes and timelines)
  2. Expected impact of the proposal, including:
    • total number of students or parents affected or potentially affected by the project
    • coverage of different sections and levels
    • perceived seriousness of the issue
    • potential efficacy of the project
  3. General financial viability of the project, including the contribution required from the APEEE and whether the remaining funding is assured
  4. Any positive or negative experience from previous funding awards, including their methodology and their impact.
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Call for Project Proposals - Spring 2021 (full-text version)
Call for Project Proposals - Autumn 2020 (full-text version)
Call for Project Proposals - Spring 2020 (full-text version)
APEEE Financial Procedure to award funding on school-related projects - June 2019 (applies to awards given from September 2019)
APEEE Financial procedure to award funding on school-related projects - April 2019 (applies to awards given from April to July 2019)
APEEE Award-funding - Annex 1 - Information to be submitted by applicants
APEEE Award-funding - Annex 2 - Annual funding award calendar
APEEE Award-funding - Annex 3 - Criteria for awarding funding

In case of questions, please contact the APEEE Secretariat: info@uccleparents.org.