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Social innovation practices to combat homelessness
European Social Fund+
Estimated EU contribution per project
between € 2,000,000.00 and € 5,000,000.00
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This call aims at piloting and evaluating innovative projects and/or policy measures addressing homelessness and housing exclusion. By testing integrated approaches to homelessness, covering areas such as prevention, access to housing, including housing-led approaches, and enabling services, it shall contribute to prevent and combat homelessness in line with the Pillar principle 19 and the Lisbon Declaration on the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness.
The objective is to support capacity building of innovative multi-stakeholder governance structures and/or social experimentation at local, regional and national level of innovative forms of service delivery in the areas of homelessness and housing exclusion, including new forms of collaboration with public authorities. It should complement other work strands (e.g. data collection and mutual learning with Member States) of the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness. The purpose is to select and support a limited number of intermediaries in the greatest number of Member States, capable of:- building the capacity and knowledge of a large number of local, regional and national stakeholders including through the creation of formal and informal networks in the fields covered by the call.- promote social experimentation and the evaluation of innovative practices in the field of homelessness and housing exclusion.
- Create new forms of service delivery are implemented and tested for a more supportive environment for homeless people;
- Improved capacity and knowledge for preventing and combatting homelessness;
- Increased support to the full implementation of the Social Pillar Principle 19 and the Lisbon Declaration on the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness;
- Strengthened cooperation between stakeholders working in the homelessness sector.
Regions / countries for funding
Island (Ísland), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија)
EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University
Applications can be submitted by a single applicant or by a consortium.
- If sole applicant: an umbrella civil society organisation, a network of local and regional authorities and/ or social services providers at European level (covering at least 14 eligible countries), an International Organisation or an International Financial Institution, including Multilateral Development Banks. It must be active in the area of the call (part of statutory aim).
- If consortium: the lead applicant must be either one of the above or a civil society organisation, local or regional authority, social service provider, or national development bank at national level. Co-applicants can include research centres/institutes and higher education establishments (private and public). In the case of a lead applicant at national level, at least two co-applicants should be from two other eligible countries. The majority of the applicants must be active in the area of the call (part of statutory aim).
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the ESF+ or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
- be non-profit organisations (private or public), public authorities (national, regional, local), international organisations, universities, educational institutions, research centres or companies
Entities without legal personality — Entities which do not have legal personality under their national law may exceptionally participate, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guarantees for the protection of the EU financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator, beneficiaries and affiliated entities) and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
Mandatory annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- detailed budget table/calculator: not applicable
- CVs (standard) of core project team
- activity reports of last year
- list of previous projects relating to the subject of the call in the last 3 years) (template available in Part B)
Proposals are limited to maximum 40 pages (Part B). Evaluators will not consider any additional pages.