Through working in close partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Professional Training, the Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training and the employers’ organisation UTICA, the British Council in Tunisia is supporting the development of Technical and Vocational Education across the country.

One strand of the successful work carried out in the area of skills and training in the region of Tunisia is International Skills Partnerships. Skills partnerships to date have focused specifically on soft skills training in line with labour market requirements for improvement in this area. Entrepreneurship is a high priority in Tunisia and the British Council is supporting the development of young entrepreneurs through the Souk At-tanmia partnership, a programme run by the African Development Bank in conjunction with other international organisations. 

As part of British Council Tunisia’s ongoing commitment to skills development across the country, one international skills partnership is available for funding. Travel grants of £2,000 are available for successful applicants to meet to discuss and plan a prospective partnership. Travel would need to take place between 11 – 20 May 2015. The successful partnership application will be awarded up to a further £13,000. 

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Who can apply?

Our International Skills Partnership programme is now open for travel grant applications from UK colleges, quality assurance agencies, universities, employers, sector skills councils, awarding bodies, skills academies and other training providers. We strongly encourage consortium applications. 

How to Apply

To submit a travel grant application please complete the travel grant application form below. 

Please note, one application form should be submitted for each opportunity. 

All completed applications should be sent to by 17:00 (GMT) on 10 April 2015.

Late applications will not be accepted.