Call for proposals 2021 - Affordable Housing Initiative SMP-COSME-2021-HOUS Open!


This call for proposals seeks to provide support, capacity building and networking for local industrial partnerships, with the ambition to pilot 100 lighthouse renovation districts under the Affordable Housing Initiative. In order to achieve this, the call will set up one European Affordable Housing Consortium (hereafter ”the consortium”) to support SMEs, including social enterprises, to collaborate with public authorities and (social) housing providers, in order to
implement renovation projects targeting social and affordable housing, to upskill and reskill and integrate the latest digital, environmental and social innovative solutions targeting social and affordable housing and district renovation, and identify technology needs and developments. The consortium will facilitate the collaboration, networking, knowledge transfer and exchanges of best practices.


Activities that can be funded (scope):

  • Awareness raising and promotion
  • Organising knowledge transfer, capacity building and networking activities for local industrial partnerships
  • Facilitating access to funding, financial and technical assistance to local industrial partnerships for implementing the 100 lighthouse districts
  • Develop blueprints for replication to deliver successful lighthouse districts
  • Disseminate results: blueprints and advice for sustainable financing, better regulation and standards

This call covers the following topics:

  • SMP-COSME-2021-HOUS-01: Affordable Housing Initiative (SMP-PJG - SMP Project Grants)

European community funding

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

  • 1,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 October 2021 - in 28 days (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:

  • SMEs
  • Enterprises

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 Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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