Call for Proposals - PROGRESS - Restructuring, well-being at work and financial participation VP/2011/008 Closed!


The PROGRESS programme on working conditions aims to develop and support a positive and proactive approach to change through the promotion of exchanges of information, particularly concerning the social and economic consequences. This call is intended to cover grants to promote the development and dissemination of better expertise and capabilities among the actors concerned in the areas of anticipating, preparing for and providing a socially acceptable response when restructuring occurs, as emphasised in the Commission Communication on Restructuring and Employment – anticipating and accompanying restructuring in order to develop employment: the role of the European Union (COM (2005) 120 final).

The PROGRESS programme related to working conditions is also intended to support the promotion of exchanges of information concerning health and well-being at work during restructuring processes – an area which is also covered by this call. This call also covers measures to promote employees' financial participation within the meaning of the Commission Communication on a framework for the promotion of employees' financial participation (COM(2002) 364 final).


Priority will be granted to projects:

to support or promote the creation of partnerships for the anticipation, preparation or responsible management of restructuring and to activate existing partnerships;

promoted by the European social partner organisations or having them as their active partners;

promoted jointly by employers' and workers' representatives (at enterprise, sector and national/regional level), or associating them and other stakeholders in restructuring processes and in the anticipation of needs and skills (public authorities, innovation centres, training centres, development agencies).

To support the setup or running of European Sector Councils on Employment and Skills jointly promoted by employers' and workers' representatives.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

All the important deadlines

  • 14 June 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 06 September 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche VP/2011/008 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Universities
  • Regional authorities
  • Local authorities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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