In 2014-2020 Innove mediates the Structural Funds assistance over 918 M€ in total.
Foundation Innove mediates structural aid via three assistance schemes:
- open calls – assistance for activities announced in a specific round can be applied for by organizations listed in the regulation regulating the relevant measure;
- ministry activities – beneficiaries and activities are approved by a directive of a minister;
- investment plans – beneficiaries are approved by the Government of the Republic and entered in the National Investment Plan.
Innove opens calls upon a corresponding order by a ministry. Information on opening calls is available on Innove’s Estonian home page; assistance is applied for in Estonian, the relevant regulation and application forms also available in Estonian.
With open calls, projects are implemented mostly in adherence to the refinancing principle i.e. the organization must first incur relevant costs and assistance is paid thereafter. For more detailed information on open calls go to Innove’s home page in Estonian.
During 2014-2020, Innove mediates the support funds of the below fields:
Ministry of Education and Research
Organizing the network of general education schools – EUR 241 million. By 2020, each county has at least one public secondary school and the secondary schools have a proper learning environment, and students have more options compared with the present.
Educational Support Services – EUR 35 million. In the counties, there are centers providing educational support services and the provision of career, and educational counseling services will expand.
Continuing education for teachers – 24 million. The state supports and modernizes the continuing education of the teachers of general education and vocational schools, and of other staff of educational institutions.
Modern learning tools and e-learning resources – 40 million. E-learning materials in different subjects are developed, and the deployment of innovative learning solutions is supported and a platform for e-learning resources is created.
Training of adults without qualifications or with expired qualifications – EUR 38 million. By 2020, 50,000 people will have acquired the qualification or certificate of competency, and many will have gained a variety of essential skills.
Workplace-based learning – 51 million. The number of workplace-based training places increases from 500 to 2,000, which should provide training opportunities to those for whom the traditional learning arrangement does not suit.
Activities aimed at young people – 16 million. The objective is that with the support of various programs, the number of youth not studying and not working will decrease.
Ministry of Social Affairs
Courses for raising qualifications – 38 million. By 2020, 50,000 people will have acquired the qualification or a certificate of competency, and many will have gained a variety of essential skills.
Supporting of capacity to work – 200 million. Suitable services and aids are planned to be provided to nearly 54,000 people.
Employment support – 77 million. Training and counseling of young people, low-skilled people and persons belonging to risk groups in order to bring them into the labor market.
Child care – 8 million. Childcare is provided for a total of 1,200 persons, offered for three years.
Support for people with special needs and their families – 52 million. Offering of care and support services necessary for going to work.
Food aid – 8.9 million. For helping the most deprived people, European aid funds have been created, with the support of which purchased and donated food is planned to be distributed to those in need.
Ministry of the Interior
Supporting of new immigrants – 9.5 million. Creation of different support services and networks to ensure the adaptation of new immigrants.
Ministry of Culture
Support for integration – 10 million. The poorly integrated permanent residents are helped to participate in the Estonian society, including employment, lifelong learning, and civil society.