Call for proposals - Partnerships between employment services - PARES VP/2012/013 Closed!


The main objective of this call for proposals is to encourage new forms of collaboration between employment services at national and EU level for the delivery of complementary services with a high standard of quality and efficiency. The call shall also help to promote a culture of partnership working by breaking traditional barriers and pre-conceptions regarding the different roles of employment services.

Each project will clearly aim to achieve the two following technical objectives:

  1. the development and delivery to the end users/clients of specific employment service(s) by the mixed set of partners
  2. the provision of analytical and methodological findings (lessons learned) to be based on a sound evaluation and focusing on the actions of the project.


The services to be developed are those which support labour market transitions of the most vulnerable groups of people. Measures to increase employability in combination with subsequent placement services will also be a priority. Key target groups with whom employment services should work include:

  • the long term unemployed
  • the low skilled
  • youth
  • redundant workers
  • Other eligible groups include single mothers, migrant and ethnic groups to be supported in their transitions into the labour market.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 March 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche VP/2012/013 (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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