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Call: Cross-border partnerships and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries

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Programme
EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation
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
Link http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1081&langId=en
Description of programme
"EURES"

The aim of this axis is to strengthen EURES, a European job mobility network that provides information, guidance and recruitment/placement services to employers, jobseekers and any citizen wishing to take advantage of freedom of movement for workers.

Objectives:
  • Ensure that job vacancies and applications and corresponding information and advice, as well as any related information, are made transparent for the potential applicants and the employers.
  • Support the provision of EURES services for the recruitment and placing of workers in quality and sustainable employment through the clearance of job vacancies and applications. This support will cover all phases of placement, from pre-recruitment preparation to post-placement assistance.
Call
Cross-border partnerships and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries
Description of call
"Cross-border partnerships and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries"
The aim of this call is to promote workers' intra-EU labour mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as support the implementation of the EURES regulation.
The call consists of four strands:
  1. Cross-border partnerships
  2. Support to the development of new cross-border partnerships
  3. Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility in the EEA countries
  4. Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for social partners
Measures to be financed under this call should be concrete, action oriented and carry a clear added value in terms of making a difference where rolled out.
Link http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=534&furtherCalls=yes
Thematic Focus Employment, Mobility
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Eligible applicants Public Services, NGO / NPO, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union
Applicant details There are different eligibility criteria for both lead partners and co-applicants that differ for each of the 4 strands, which can be found in the call document.
Project Partner Yes
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration max 12 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total budget: 6.9 million €
  • For strand 1 "Cross-border partnerships": 6.1 million €
  • For strand 2 "Support to the development of new cross-border partnerships": 300 000 €
  • For strand 3 "Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility in the EEA countries": 200 000 €
  • For strand 4 "Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for social partners": 300 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 80%
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 address:

European Commission
Call for proposals VP/2018/007
DG EMPL
CAD J-27 – 00/120
B-1049 Bruxelles
BELGIUM
Contact Details

Link to programme's website here.


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