Employment and Social Innovation - Call for proposals Information and training measures for workers' organisations

The European Commission has published a new call for proposals under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. The total budget available for the call Information and training measures for workers' organisations, is estimated at € 4 841 600. The EU grant requested should indicatively be between € 150 000 and € 500 000. Deadline for submitting applications is May 18, 2018.

Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives to strengthen the capacity of workers' organisations to address, at EU/transnational level, changes in employment and work and social dialogue related challenges. The activities which may be funded under this call for proposals include: conferences, seminars, round tables, studies, surveys, publications, training courses, development of training tools, the setting up of networks and the development and exchange of best practices. 


Under this call for proposals, the EU grant may not exceed 90% 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. Sole or lead applicants must be established and registered in EU Member States, and must be social partner organisations representing workers. Co-applicants, affiliated entities and associate organisations must be established and registered in EU Member States or in Candidate Countries. In derogation from this requirement, international organisations whose registered headquarters are outside the eligible countries are also eligible. 


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. 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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