Call for proposals for social policy innovations supporting reforms in social services VP/2015/011 Closed!


The purpose of this call for proposals is to foster policy innovation in the organisation and delivery of social services aiming at the integration of service users in the labour market.

Policy innovation should focus on the integrated delivery of this type of social services. The call will thus support the implementation of the Recommendation on Active inclusion and of the Social Investment Package, and the forthcoming initiative on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market.


This call supports policy innovations implemented on a small scale and in conditions that enable their impact to be measured, prior to being repeated on a larger scale if the results prove convincing. This allows policymakers and social service providers to gather robust
evidence on the effects of a given policy innovation, and to determine what does and does not work. Producing objective empirical evidence on the impact/outcomes of a social policy innovation is important in view of taking decisions on whether or not to pursue or scale up these policies.

European community funding

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

  • 10,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 November 2015 - 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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