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List of EU funding and European Funds and Grants for Social Affairs
The Commission launched its new Social Agenda 2008-2010 for modernising Europe's social model under the revamped Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs. The new agenda focused on providing jobs and equal opportunities for all and ensuring that the benefits of the EU's growth and jobs drive reach everyone in society. By modernising labour markets and social protection systems, it helped people seize the opportunities created by international competition, technological advances and changing population patterns while protecting the most vulnerable in society.
Under poverty and equal opportunities, the Agenda focused on:
- Analysing the impact of ageing populations and the future of relations between the different generations, by launching a Green Paper on demography Supporting the Member States in reforming pensions and health care and tackling poverty,
- Tackling discrimination and inequality; the Commission will examine minimum income schemes in the Member States and set out a policy approach for tackling discrimination, particularly against ethnic minorities such as the Roma,
- Fostering equal opportunities between women and men, for example by setting up a gender institute,
- Clarifying the role and characteristics of social services of general interest.
Furthermore, in 2010 the European Council agreed on a new strategy that gives prominence to “inclusive growth” and cohesive society in light of the interdependence of economic, employment and social cohesion policies. Among five EU headline targets of the Europe 2020 strategy, one of them relates to the promotion of social inclusion, in particular through the reduction of poverty.
The following list gives you all the European funds available in the field of Social Affairs:
- Tacis Policy Advice
- INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND SOCIAL DIALOGUE
- INVESTING IN PEOPLE
Grants for transnational co-operation projects on the reception, the integration and voluntary rapatriation of refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers
Up to 90% of the total eligible costs
Grants for preventive measures against all forms of violence and for support to victims and groups at-risk (children, young people and women)
Between 75 000 and 600 000 euro. Up to 80% of total eligible project's costs.
Grants for transnational projects, awareness raising and development of anti-discrimination strategies and policies
Maximum 80% of the project costs.
Thematic programme for external aid and development that supports capacity building and participatory actions in developing countries and regions
90% when the project leader is from a developing country, 75% for EU Member
Grants provided to non-profits projects in many scientific, social and cultural fields
Cofinancing must be found.
This call for proposals aims to improve the quality of life of marginalised women in Afghanistan.
This call for proposals aims to support development and capacities building actions promoted by local authorities and aiming at increasing the wellbeing of populations.
A study on the impact of university–business cooperation in the countries participating in the lifelong learning programme. The study should help gaining a better understanding of the effective impact of ...
To provide an assessment on how the main labour EU and non-EU seafarers' supplying countries are complying with the requirements laid down in the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.
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