Call for proposals for EU-level NGOs networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance an social enterprise finance VP/2014/009 Closed!

Objectives

Framework conditions governing potential operating grants and encompass a quadrennial strategic action plan proposed by the EU-level NGO Networks and accepted by the EC. Framework Partnership Agreements have been concluded with:
  1. European level networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction
  2. European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance and social enterprise finance).
This call refers to these two groups of networks separately with regard to the description of the policy context, the definition of priorities and potential specific agreements for operating grants.

Actions

Area 1: European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction.
  1. Priority 1 of the FPA: Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives undertaken towards the policy objectives of Europe 2020 Strategy and in particular the Social Investment Package.
  2. Priority 2 of the FPA: Support stakeholders' involvement in the policy process: activities should in particular directly relate to the support of national member organisations in their involvement in the implementation of the main political EU-driven processes.
  3. Priority 3 of the FPA: Strengthen the capacity of EU-level NGO networks and their national members, to support implementation of EU priorities including their knowledge of relevant EU matters.
  4. Priority 4 of the FPA: Providing data and strong evidence base on policy developments and trends as well as collection of relevant information about citizens' concerns and good practices (using the knowledge bank) in the social policy field in the Member States, so as to contribute to better policy making.
 
Area 2: European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance or social enterprise finance).
  1. Priority 1 of the FPA: Support the Commission in its outreach activities at EU, national and local level with the aim of ensuring the implementation of European policies in the relevant area (e.g. Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, European Social Fund, Social Business Initiative etc.)
  2. Priority 2 of the FPA: Reinforcing the capacity of the network's members, including through offering a platform for the exchange of good practices in the relevant field, and raising awareness about relevant EU policies.
  3. Priority 3 of the FPA: Voicing the concerns and expectations of organisations facilitating access to finance to (potential) entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups / social enterprises.
  4. Priority 4 of the FPA: Providing data / research on developments in the field and on priority topics.

European community funding

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

  • 10,00 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 1)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 August 2014 - 5 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:

  • 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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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