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Call: Social policy innovations supporting reforms in social services

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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
"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
Social policy innovations supporting reforms in social services
Thematic Focus Employment, Services, Innovation, Social affairs
Funding area EU Member States
EEA Countries
Candidate Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
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 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services
Recurring Call No
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Contact Details

Link to programme's website here.


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