Call: Actions to boost the demand and supply side of the finance market for social enterprises
EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation
|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.
In pursuing these objectives, EaSI will:
|Description of programme |
The PROGRESS axis of EaSI helps the EU and its countries to improve policies in three thematic sections:
Actions to boost the demand and supply side of the finance market for social enterprises
|Description of call |
"Actions to boost the demand and supply side of the finance market for social enterprises"
|The objective of the call for proposals is to contribute to the development of a social finance
market by enabling more social enterprises to take on repayable finance for developing and scaling up their innovative business
model. The support aims at: |
The main tasks of the actions will be to develop and establish feasible, suitable and reliable financial instruments (Strands A and B) or hybrid finance packages (Strand C), to build capacities to use such instruments (Strand D), or to reinforce the capacity of social enterprise support organisations (strand E). In doing so, the partners implementing an action will explore and test effective ways of establishing, consolidating, sustaining and linking social finance schemes and instruments, capacity building programmes for using such instruments, reinforcing capacities of social enterprise support organisations, and organizing learning on what works and how, as well as what does not work, and why.
The call for proposals is addressed to social finance or support partnerships for social enterprises that have the potential for:
|Thematic Focus||Capacity Building, Trade, Social affairs|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Select 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||Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , , Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, , NGO / NPO, Other, Public Services, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), University, Association, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), National Government, Start Up Company|
|Applicant details||To be eligible, applicants and co-applicants may be public or private entities of any type.|
|Project Partner Details||
To be eligible, actions must have the involvement of a consortium. |
|Project duration min||15 months|
|Project duration max||18 months|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| The total budget earmarked for the
co-financing of actions is estimated at EUR 2.150.000 million. |
The indicative grant amount per action will be:
The EU grant may not exceed 80 % of the total eligible costs of the action taking into account the indicative grant amounts above.
|Submission|| Applications must be submitted using the electronic submission system available at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/swim,
and by sending a signed, printed version of the application form and its annexes by post or courier service to the following
Call for proposals VP/2016/007 – DG EMPL.E.1
PLB 3 –05/P097
1000 – Bruxelles- BELGIUM
|Contact Details|| |
Link to programme's website here.