The application process under the Global Subsidy Instrument Competence Voucher has been suspended as of 24 March 2020. Applications received after the suspension of the call will not be considered.

In view of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and the economic stimulus measures proposed by the Government, the project reimbursement period is expected to be extended for project promoters by 3 months, which means that the reimbursement period for all contracts already signed will last for 15 months instead of the initially planned 12 months.

What are the benefits?

Up to € 4,500 can be compensated for the costs of employee training over a period of 12 months.

What companies are eligible?

Private legal persons and state or municipal enterprises operating at least for one year.

What is the maximum amount?

Applicant size Micro small, small and medium enterprise Large enterprise
Reimbursement size 80% 70%
Fixed hourly rate of training
€ 7.81

How does it work?

Applications for partial compensation of staff training can be submitted to INVEGA. A list of training providers and training programmes is available on the website of VšĮ Versli Lietuva (Enterprise Lithuania).

How is the amount of reimbursement calculated?

Sample calculation: a project promoter, which is a micro small enterprise paying for 25-hour training of a project promoter’s employee of which the employee attends up to 20 hours, will be paid €124.96 (€7.81 x 20 hrs x 80%) as reimbursement of the training costs.

Information about the training and number of hours attended shall be obtained from VšĮ Versli Lietuva (Enterprise Lithuania).

Terms and conditions

The measure Competence Voucher is a non-refundable grant that will allow enterprises to raise the qualification and build the capacity of their employees, and better adapt to the ever changing labour market requirements. The measure will allow access to support by the enterprises for the training of their employees.

€ 10 m from the European Social Fund will be available for the first call for expression of interest under the measure. Eligible applicants include private legal persons and state or municipal enterprises operating for at least one year.

Once an enterprise signs a grant agreement and chooses a training provider and a training programme from the List of Training Providers and Programmes available on the websites of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and Versli Lietuva (Enterprise Lithuania), the employees of the enterprise in question will be able to attend training over a period of 12 months. Once the training is completed, the enterprise will be able to get partial reimbursement of the training costs up to €4,500.

The first call for expression of interest under the measure Competence Voucher.

Applicant size Micro small, small or medium enterprise Large enterprise
Reimbursement size 80% 70%
Fixed hourly rate of training  € 7.81

Applications for the partial reimbursement of employee training costs may be submitted to INVEGA until 30 November 2020, and grant agreements signed by 31 December 2020.

The measure Competence Voucher is implemented under priority 9 Educating the society and strengthening the potential of human resources of the Operational Programme for EU Structural Funds Investments for 2014–2020, and contributes to the Programme for Investment Promotion and Industrial Development for 2014–2020.

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Atnaujinta 2020-09-03