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Call: Implementing Social Business Initiative key actions

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
Implementing Social Business Initiative key actions
Description of call
"Implementing Social Business Initiative key actions"

In order to promote a 'highly competitive social market economy', the Commission has placed the social economy and social innovation at the heart of its concerns, in terms of both territorial cohesion and the search for new solutions to societal problems, in particular the fight against poverty and exclusion, under the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Flagship initiative 'The Innovation Union', the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion and the 'Single Market Act' (SMA).

 

Two measures will be implemented in 2016:

 

Measure1:

 

  • Publication and execution of a Call for proposals targeted at entities involved in social entrepreneurship and public authorities to build a framework of awareness, information and knowledge sharing. The project proposals should focus on:
    • Conception: define how to collect and disseminate practical guidance and best practice, based on what exists and by exploring various options (practical information and guidance offered via the internet, the development of e-Learning tools or other training modules, the development of a training strategy etc). 
    • Execution: implementation of the guidance / training, after a selection of the best possible option by the European Commission.

 

European added value: sharing and dissemination of good practices across Member States, establishing of synergies between public institutions from various Member States, development of a coherent, European approach to Social Entrepreneurship in public policy creation and public procurement practices.

 

Measure 2:

 

  • Publication and execution of a Call for proposals targeted at entities involved in social entrepreneurship to build a framework of awareness, information and knowledge sharing. The project proposals should focus on:
    • Conception: define how to collect and disseminate practical guidance and best practice, based on what exists and by exploring various options (practical information and guidance offered via the internet, the development of e-Learning tools or other training modules, the development of a training strategy etc). 
    • Execution: implementation of the guidance / training, after a selection of the best possible option by the European Commission.
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Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Industry, Innovation, SME, Social affairs, Technologies, Tourism, Administration
Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
EEA Countries
Candidate Countries
Eastern Partnership
Potential Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), National Government, Association
Recurring Call No
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The total budget pro measure is estimated to 800 000 €.

The maximum EU co-financing is  80%.

Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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