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Call: 4-years framework partnership agreements to support EU-level NGO networks active in the areas of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance & Operating grants for 2018

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Acronym EaSI
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation"

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.

Objectives:

  • Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion
  • Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises

In pursuing these objectives, EaSI will:

  • pay particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people
  • promote equality between women and men
  • combat discriminations
  • promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment
  • guarantee adequate and decent social protection
  • combat long-term unemployment
  • fight against poverty and social exclusion
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Call
4-years framework partnership agreements to support EU-level NGO networks active in the areas of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance & Operating grants for 2018
Description of call
"4-years framework partnership agreements to support EU-level NGO networks active in the areas of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance & Operating grants for 2018"
The objective of the call is to promote and create the ground for collaboration with the European Commission and other stakeholders in supporting the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the related European policy initiatives in the fields covered by the EaSI Programme.

Priorities:

  • Supporting the Commission in its outreaching activities and its mission at EU, national and local level in order to ensure awareness and an easier implementation of EU policies in the two areas covered by the call.
  • Reinforcing the capacity of the selected EU networks active in relevant area covered by the call to support EU objectives and Europe 2020 priorities.
  • Providing the Commission with input for policy design in the two areas of the call.
  • Enabling the networks to integrate cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender, poverty, disability, non-discrimination and job-creation) in their day-to-day work.
  • Reinforcing the cooperation with other EU level networks, with national, regional and local authorities and with and between the national social stakeholders.
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Thematic Focus Employment, Social affairs, Finances, Equal Rights, People with Disabilities, Natural ressources
Funding area EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Association, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Education and Training Centres
Applicant details To be eligible, applicant organisations must be European-level organisations:

  • which are properly constituted and registered legal entities established in one of the EaSI participating countries for at least three years, for area 1;
  • which are properly constituted and registered legal entities established in one of the EaSI participating countries, for area 2;
  • which are non-governmental, non-profit-making, and independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests, whose members are mainly non-profit organisations;
  • whose mission falls under the objectives and scope of the relevant priorities of this call for proposals, namely:
    • for area 2: the demand or supply side of microfinance or social enterprise finance markets;
    • for area 1: the fight against social exclusion, the promotion of social inclusion, the promotion of access to employment and the strengthening of social protection;
  • which have national member organisations in at least:
    • fifteen (15) Member States of the European Union for area 1;
    • twelve (12) Member States of the European Union for area 2;
  • which are mandated by their members, through a Management Board or other administrative forum, to represent these members at the EU level and to be responsible for the activities of the network.
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 48 months
Further info The duration of the Strategic Plan should be 48 months.
The duration of the action to be covered by the 2018 operating grant should coincide with budgetary (financial) year of the applicant (12 months).
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of operating grants under this call is estimated at:
  • 9 Mio. € for area 1
  • 1,5 Mio. € for area 2
The EU grant requested should indicatively be:
  • between 100 000 € and 1 Mio. €, for area 1
  • between 100 000 € and 600 000 €, for area 2
The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
The EU grant may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action.
Submission https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/swim

Applicants are encouraged to submit their project proposal in English in order to facilitate the treatment of the proposals and speed up the evaluation process. It should be noted, however, that proposals in all official languages of the EU will be accepted. In this case, applications should be accompanied by an executive summary in English.
Contact Details

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