Employment and Social Innovation - Call for proposals in the field of undeclared work

The European Commission has published a new call for proposals under the programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). For the call 'PROGRESS programme: Activities in the field of undeclared work (VP/2018/012) is a budget of € 2,447,622 available. The Commission expects to award 5 - 6 grants. Deadline for submitting applications is June 13, 2018.

Under this call for proposals, the EU grant may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. The applicants must guarantee their co-financing of the remaining amount covered by the applicants' own resources or from other sources other than the European Union budget.


The main objective of this call for proposals is to complement and add value to the activities indicated in the work programme of the European Platform tackling undeclared work. Other objectives are to develop and fund innovative initiatives which shall contribute to enhancing the implementation, application, knowledge and better enforcement of EU and national law in the area of undeclared work, thus contributing to the reduction of undeclared work and to the emergence of the formal jobs. The types of activities which may be funded under this call for proposals must address at least one of the areas of action identified below:

  • Common training courses for staff involved in enforcement activities;
  • Joint inspections and exchange of staff of enforcement authorities;
  • Provision of technical assistance to other EU/EEA enforcement bodies to contribute to capacity building, implementation of good practices, etc.;
  • Information exchange systems;
  • Collaborative work in form of sharing of information and mutual learning between enforcement authorities.

The 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. EaSI integrates and extends the coverage of three existing programmes: Progress (Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity), EURES (European Employment Services) and the European Progress Microfinance Facility.

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