Call for proposals - Reinforce learning networks for a more effective implementation of transnational actions VP/2012/005 Closed!


The Learning Networks which will be selected under the present Call should focus on themes/issues relevant for delivering the Europe 2020 agenda.

The present call intends to facilitate the development of sustainable, open and participative networks on themes and issues relevant for delivering the Europe 2020 agenda, having as specific objectives:

  • improving the quality and efficiency of Structural Funds programmes and their impact on employment and social inclusion across the whole Union; and
  • contributing to policy development at EU level, particularly in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and its 'Flagship Initiatives' through
  • exploiting opportunities for programme managers, strategic stakeholders, governmental departments in charge of policies supported under the ESF and practitioners, for learning from one another, and with each other;
  • capitalising on good practice under the ESF Operational Programmes (in particular
  • from innovative action and transnational cooperation); and
  • transforming common learning into policy messages related to the specific theme/issue.


The themes/issues referred above may focus on the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Active Inclusion, including empowerment and social inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Age management and active ageing
  • Gender
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship for young people
  • Integration of marginalised communities such as the Roma
  • Management and control systems for the Structural Funds
  • Partnership
  • Public Administration Reforms
  • Social Economy and Social Enterprise
  • Social Innovation
  • Transnationality in the ESF

European community funding

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

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 September 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche VP/2012/005 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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