European Commission: Promoting Educational Frame Work to Social Economy

Deadline: 26 September 2019

European Commission has launched calls for proposals to promote growth and to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union.

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The present “Social Economy Missions” call for proposals will support social economy consortia to pursue inter regional collaboration through a set of social economy missions: the call foresees to create opportunities and incentives to engage in strategic inter-regional collaboration and develop collaborative projects between regional/ local authorities and social economy stakeholders.


The specific objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals are the following:

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  • Enhancing inter-regional interaction between social economy stakeholders (public and private sector) in the field of social economy missions’ priorities/topics;
  • Improving collaboration between existing social economy networks at regional and local level in the field of social economy missions’priorities/topics;
  • Learning from counties more advanced in the social economy mission priority/topics;
  • Preparing the ground for future structured collaboration in the field of social economy missions’ priorities/topics (future joint inter-regional projects under the new EU programming period 2021-2027);
  • Preparing the ground for future collaboration with the European Commission in the field of the social economy missions’ priorities topics;
  • Preparing the ground for possible replication of functional model applied in the consortium leader’s/coordinator’s county;
  • Contributing to a gradual Social Economy community building.


The proposals to this call for proposals must address only one of the following 4 social economy

  • Socially responsible public procurement;
  • Education framework for social economy;
  • Tackling regional/local unemployment via social economy model;
  • Social economy clusters.

Funding Information

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  • The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 400.000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants
    • Public authorities (at regional or local level);
    • Social economy enterprises;
    • Other public and private entities specialised in social economy;
    • The applicant must be a legal entity with a legal personality. In the case of private bodies, they must
      be properly constituted and registered under national law;
    • EU Member States;
    • Countries participating in the COSME programme.
  • Eligible Consortia
    • Composed of at least three different legal entities and;
    • Established in a minimum of three different EU Member States or countries participating in the COSME programme according to Article 6 of the COSME Regulation;
    • Including at least one public authority at regional or local level from each county represented in the consortium;
    • The coordinator/consortium leader has to be a local or regional public authority able to show case best practise in the social economy mission’s topic.
  • For British Applicants
    • Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If
      the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an
      agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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