Call for proposals - Support for the design of reform strategies for more cost-effective social protection systems PROGRESS Closed!


 The grants could be used in particular for:

  • The analysis of the cost-effectiveness of (parts of) the social protection system. Such a "check-up" should take interdependencies within the country's tax-benefit system as well as wider socio-economic impacts (on employment, competitiveness, incentives to save and to take entrepreneurial risks) into account.
  • The assessment of (competing) strategies to reform social protection spending or financing, with a focus on the reforms' impacts on coverage, adequacy, public spending, and behavioural incentives.
  • The exchange of good practices and lessons learnt from past reform experiences.


 Actions for projects will be focused on:

  • Country reviews by international organisations.
  • Secondments of policy advisers from another country.
  • Study visits from and to countries with relevant experience.
  • Workshops and seminars.

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 October 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

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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