EU Call for Proposals: Development of Innovative, Integrated Youth Services and Active Inclusion Models

Deadline: 3 May 2018

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Development of innovative, integrated youth services and active inclusion models” that is focused on the implementation of Employment and Social Reform Programme priorities (ESRP1 ) to foster a high-employment economy.

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to foster a high-employment economy cohesion through the implementation of the Employment and Social Reform Programme priorities.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase employment through enhancing youth activity, early acquisition of work experience and entrepreneurship practices and activation of social welfare beneficiaries.

Types of Lot

The Call for Proposals is divided into two lots:

  • Youth employability of this Call for Proposals is expected to focus on social innovation in youth employability, emphasizing the cross sectorial cooperation in order to deliver the sustainable solutions addressing the needs of youth.
  • Active inclusion of this Call for Proposals is expected to address implementation of the active inclusion measures in Serbia targeting different disadvantaged groups, mainly social welfare beneficiaries by implementing activation mix packages and promoting inter-sectoral cooperation at all levels.

Priorities Areas

The priorities of this Call for Proposals will be as follows:

  • Enhancement of employability of disadvantaged groups:
    • unemployed youth (15-30), and
    • different disadvantaged groups, especially social welfare beneficiaries in order to stimulate their active inclusion in society and to integrate them into labour market;
  • Development of new or innovative services or packages tailored to the needs of the disadvantaged groups, especially youth and social welfare beneficiaries and which have a high potential to be replicated in other regions and/or country-wide;
  • Development and implementation of new inter-institutional models and inter-sectoral business solutions for work with disadvantaged groups.

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 4,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit making and
    • be a specific type of organization such as:
      • Non-governmental organization (Civil society organizations, Association of citizens, Foundations and Endowment funds, etc.)
      • Public sector operator or
      • Local authority or
      • Business support organisations (incubators, start-up centres, etc.) or
    • be established in10 a Member State of the European Union or in any other countries
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • The lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant.
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Affiliated entity (ies)
  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity (ies).
  • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to coapplicant(s):
  • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
  • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
    • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
    • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be: –
      • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
      • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
      • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
    • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Serbia

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