Call for proposals EaSI 2016 - Operating grants open to EU-level NGO networks having signed a framework partnership agreement for 2014-2017 and being active in the area of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance VP/2016/012 Closed!


The 2017 operating grants will be awarded under the Framework Partnership Agreement 2014-2017 (FPA) signed between the European Commission and each EU-level network at the end of 2013 for the following areas:

  • Area 1: European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction
  • Area 2: European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance or social enterprise finance)


The types of activities which may be funded under this call for proposals include:

  • actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • capacity-building actions;
  • awareness and dissemination actions;
  • studies, analyses, mapping projects;
  • research activities;
  • training activities;
  • conferences and seminars.

European community funding

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

  • 10,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 September 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

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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