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Call: Incubators (business support organisations) for inclusive and social entrepreneurship

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.


  • 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
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Incubators (business support organisations) for inclusive and social entrepreneurship
Description of call
"Incubators (business support organisations) for inclusive and social entrepreneurship"
This call aims at mobilising existing network(s) of mainstream business incubators to expand their outreach to inclusive and social entrepreneurship. To achieve this, the supported action shall draw from the experience of support organisations and networks already targeting social entrepreneurs and (potential) entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups.
Activities shall notably focus on transferring knowledge and building capacities amongst the member organisations, so that they will be well equipped to work with the (potential) entrepreneurs in these fields.
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Thematic Focus Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Children & Youth, Education & Training
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
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, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Applicant details
To be eligible, the single, lead applicant, co-applicant and affiliated entity must be:
  • a public or private entities of any type;
  • legally established in one of the EaSI participating countries;
  • an established formal network of business incubators with its own legal personality or representing (as a joint secretariat or officially appointed coordinator) an established formal network. A consortium of several established networks is eligible.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
To be eligible, the consortium (lead applicant and co-applicants jointly) must be established in at least 14 EU Member States and in at least one non-EU EaSI participating country. The lead applicant and each co-applicant must meet the above three criteria on entities individually.
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total call budget: 1.3 million €
The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal
Co-financing rate: max. 80%
Submission Via SWIM electronic application
Via Post:
European Commission
Call for proposals VP/2019/017 – DG EMPL
CAD J-27 00/120
B-1049 Bruxelles - BELGIUM
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