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Call: Operating grants to EU level networks having signed a framework partnership agreement 2018-2021 active in social inclusion, poverty reduction, microfinance or social enterprise finance

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Programme
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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Description of programme
"PROGRESS"

The PROGRESS axis of EaSI helps the EU and its countries to improve policies in three thematic sections:

  • employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment
  • social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty
  • working conditions

Objectives:

  • Develop and disseminate high-quality comparative analytical knowledge
  • Facilitate effective and inclusive information-sharing, mutual learning and dialogue
  • Provide financial support to test social and labour market policy innovations
  • Provide organisations with financial support to increase their capacity to develop, promote and support the implementation of EU instruments and policies
Call
Operating grants to EU level networks having signed a framework partnership agreement 2018-2021 active in social inclusion, poverty reduction, microfinance or social enterprise finance
Description of call
"Operating grants to EU level networks having signed a framework partnership agreement 2018-2021 active in social inclusion, poverty reduction, microfinance or social enterprise finance"
This call provides specific annual operating grants for organisations engaged with the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction. This call only applies to organisations or networks that have previously signed a 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the Commission. Activities in one of the following areas are eligible:
  • Area 1: European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction 
  • Area 2: European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance on the demand and supply side of microfinance or social enterprise finance markets
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Thematic Focus Social affairs, Finances
Funding area 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
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, NGO / NPO, Public Services, National Government, University, Association
Applicant details
Proposals can only be submitted by organisations having signed a Framework Partnership
Agreement with the European Commission for the period 2018-2021, following the 2017 Call
for Proposals VP/2017/015.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total call-budget: 11 million €
The budget is allocated as follows:
  • Area 1: 9.5 million €
  • Area 2: 1.5 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 80%
Submission Applications must be submitted both electronically and in hard copy.
Electronically via SWIM
Hard copies must be sent to: 
European Commission
(NOT TO BE OPENED BY CENTRAL MAIL SERVICES)
Call for proposals VP/2018/016 – DG EMPL
CAD J-27 00/120
B-1049 Bruxelles - BELGIUM
Contact Details

Link to programme's website here.


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