In the Full Programme countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme, institutional collaboration projects are initiated to strengthen knowledge institutions and organisations (ministries, national commissions and non-governmental organisations) that contribute to capacity development of higher and vocational education.
In the video below you can see an example of institutional collaboration between Dutch and foreign knowledge institutes:
Local demands and relevant priority themes are described in Country Plans of Implementation (CPIs) which are developed for each individual Full Programme country. The set of instruments that is available is based on multi-year collaborations between institutions, and offers funding for individual scholarships for mid-career professionals, group trainings and alumni activities.
Cross cutting themes of the Orange Knowledge Programme are inclusion of gender and minorities, employability by focusing on vocational training, and environmental sustainability.
Country Plans of Implementation
The Country Plans of Implementation (CPI's) define the capacity needs for the specific country. They describe the activities that will take place to contribute to building knowledge and skills within the chosen themes for the country or region in question.
Country Plans of Implementation by country
Below you can download the implementation plans for most countries. Not all plans are available yet and for some countries the summary is not yet available. For the countries that are not on the list below, the plans will be published together with the first call for proposals.
Calls for proposals
You can find all open calls for proposals for institutional collaboration projects on our Open calls page.
Organisations that submit a proposal for an Orange Knowledge project must meet certain requirements. We check whether you meet these requirements based on information you provide in a ‘Checklist of Organisational Capacity Assessment’ (COCA).
An approved COCA is valid for a maximum of 1 year and can be used for different applications. You don’t need to fill in a new COCA form for a new proposal if you still have a valid COCA form.
You can submit a completed COCA form throughout the year. We encourage you to submit the form well ahead of any application deadline.
Submit your COCA form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org referring to 'COCA'.