Call for proposals for social policy experimentations supporting social investments PROGRESS Closed!


General objectives of the programme are:

  • To improve the knowledge and understanding of the situation prevailing in the Member States.
  • Support the development of statistical tools and methods and common indicators, where appropriate broken down by gender and age group.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of Community law.
  • Promote networking.
  • Enhance awareness.
  • Boost the capacity of key European level networks.


The scope of the call is to attract proposals designing social policy interventions:

  1. Activating and enabling benefits and services to support people's inclusion in society and the labour market.
  2. Social protection systems to respond to people's needs throughout their lives.
  3. More effective and efficient spending to ensure adequate and sustainable social protection.

European community funding

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

  • 3,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 December 2013 - 7 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)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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