Call for proposals 2016 - Reduction of youth unemployment and the setup of co-operatives 224-G-GRO-PPA-16-9235 Closed!


 The overall objective of this call aims at establishing best practices in tackling youth unemployment by helping young people create and work in co-operatives and at creating dedicated programmes, schemes and training modules for young people to set up and manage co-operative enterprises.

Priority will be given to projects that will be best replicable especially between Member States where the tradition of the cooperative movement and those where the tradition is weak and where benefits offered by the cooperative model are not sufficiently well known.


 Projects to be supported under this call shall include the following categories of actions:

  1. Identification of existing training methods/ courses in secondary schools and universities related to cooperative entrepreneurship in curricula. The proposal should include a method to collect on adequate manner information relating to cooperative entrepreneurship training methods and courses for young people and students by schools and universities.
  2. Conception of the training model/preparatory actions for setting up the programme in three different countries. The task will aim at designing training courses for young people in upper secondary school and universities on how to start their own activity in the social or business field through the model of a cooperative. A theoretical and practical approach should be included in the training to be designed.
  3. Organisation and delivery of pilot training courses to test the modules, practices and tools prepared for students in the field of cooperative entrepreneurship in three different countries. The applicant will perform the operational management of all training/courses in close cooperation with schools/ universities selected in the three different countries.

European community funding

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

  • 0,45 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 June 2016 - 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


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