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Call: Reducing youth unemployment: setting up co-operatives to enhance working opportunities in the EU

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs"
The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is the European Commission service responsible for:
  • completing the Internal Market for goods and services
  • helping turn the EU into a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy by implementing the industrial and sectorial policies of the flagship Europe 2020 initiative
  • fostering entrepreneurship and growth by reducing the administrative burden on small businesses; facilitating access to funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and supporting access to global markets for EU companies. All of these actions are encapsulated in the Small Business Act
  • generating policy on the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights, coordinating the EU position and negotiations in the international intellectual property rights (IPR) system, and assisting innovators on how to effectively use IP rights
  • delivering the EU's space policy via the two large-scale programmes Copernicus (European Earth observation satellite system) and Galileo (European global navigation satellite system), as well research actions to spur technological innovation and economic growth
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Reducing youth unemployment: setting up co-operatives to enhance working opportunities in the EU
Description of call
"Reducing youth unemployment: setting up co-operatives to enhance working opportunities in the EU"
The general objective of the call is to enhance the development of cooperatives and promote the image of cooperatives among young people. It seeks to embed cooperative entrepreneurial education both in secondary and higher education and outside the educational environment. Particularly, the objectives intend to stimulate the transfer and development of competences of the cooperative entrepreneurship in countries
  • where the cooperative tradition is weak and where benefits offered by the cooperative model are not sufficiently well known
  • struggling with high youth unemployment
To achieve the expected results, the action will be built around 3 different topics
  • Topic 1: Delivering pilot training courses for students in secondary/higher education level
  • Topic 2: Cross-European workshops to share knowledge and learn from practitioners (‘train the trainers’)
  • Topic 3: Fostering the entrepreneurial mind-sets of young people to create cooperatives outside the educational environment
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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Employment & Labour Market
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
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, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Applicant details The participation as coordinator and/or partner in more than one proposal or in more than one topic is not permitted.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Consortia should be composed of at least three (3) different entities from at least three (3) different Member States
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total call budget: 2 million €
Max. grant size per project: 215 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Proposals must be submitted electronically
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