Call for proposals - Economic impact of social enterprises 46/G/ENT/CIP/12/F/S01C24 Closed!


The objective of the activities to be funded by this call for proposals is to contribute to the availability of reliable statistics on social enterprises at national and European levels and to identify countries interested in collecting this information. The aim is to provide policy-makers and relevant stakeholders for credible, comparable and systematic information and indicators on the role of the social enterprises in national economies and to offer usable and practical information to stakeholders for their decision making.


The Commission will co-finance actions carried out by statistical offices (national or regional), or by other organisations dealing with the promotion of social enterprises (see point 5.2. for the eligible beneficiaries) but in cooperation with a statistical office, for the collection of statistical data, measuring the performance of each group of social enterprises within the economy, the value of the goods and services produced, the employment generated, evaluation the sector in terms of its contribution to GDP, jobs, capital investment and tax revenues, its role in the balance of payment and other information like description of the legal forms used by social enterprises etc.

The following indicative supportive or supplementary actions can be covered by the grant: statistical surveys, development of electronic tools for collection of data such as special software, training to work with these specific tools, analysis and dissemination of data, workshops and conferences, creation of data bases, statistical mapping of social enterprises by regions, creation of satellite accounts at national or cross-border level, updating, improving and adapting already existing methods etc.

European community funding

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

  • 0,25 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 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 46/G/ENT/CIP/12/F/S01C24 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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