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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Employment, Information, Innovation, Research, Services, Social Affairs, Youth

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Only EaSI countries are eligible. In the current programming period, these are: all Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

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Funds for: providing specific operating grants to support the implementation of the 2020 work programmes of EU-level networks of NGOs having concluded a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission
Main beneficiaries: organisations having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission for the period 2018-2021

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: providing specific operating grants to support the implementation of the 2020 work programmes of EU-level networks of NGOs having concluded a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission
Main beneficiaries: organisations having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission for the period 2018-2021

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To implement the European Pillar of social rights;
* to foster equal opportunities, to improve access to the labour market, to fair working conditions and social inclusion, to supporting people in the face of changing realities of work and to achieving new and more effective rights for Europeans;
* To provide specific operating grants to support the implementation of the 2020 work programmes of EU-level networks of non-governmental organisations (NGO) having concluded a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission

Priorities
* Priority 1 – European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction:
– Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives undertaken towards the policy objectives of, among others, the Political Guidelines of the Commission, the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Social Investment Package (SIP);
– Support the main EU-driven processes such as the European Semester and the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) regarding social protection and social inclusion;
– Support stakeholders’, and in particular national member organisations’, involvement in the dissemination and implementation of the main political EU-driven processes;
– Encourage cooperation with other civil society organisations and social partners’ organisations both at EU, national, regional and local levels;
– Provide data and strong evidence-base on policy developments and trend;
– Strengthen the capacity of EU-level networks of NGO and their national members;
* Priority 2 – European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance on the demand and supply side of microfinance or social enterprise finance markets:
– Support the Commission in its outreach activities at EU, national and local level with the aim of ensuring the implementation of European policies in the relevant area;
– Reinforcing the capacity of the network’s members, including through offering a platform for the exchange of good practices in the relevant field, and raising awareness about relevant EU policies;
– Voicing the needs, concerns and expectations of organisations facilitating access to finance to entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups / social enterprises;
– Providing data/research on developments in the field and on priority topics

Among financed actions
* Analytical activities:
– the collection of data and statistics;
– the development of common methodologies and, where appropriate, policy analyses and recommendations;
– the monitoring and assessment of relevant legislation, policies and practices, including the development of statistics and indicators or benchmarks; (iv) studies, researches, analyses and surveys;
– mapping projects, evaluations;
– the elaboration and publication of guides, reports and educational material;
– workshops, seminars, experts’ meetings and conferences;
* Training activities:
– staff exchanges, workshops, seminars, capacity-building actions, train-the-trainer events, and the development of online training tools or other training modules;
* Actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities:
– the identification of, and exchanges on, good practices, innovative approaches and experiences;
– the organisation of peer reviews and mutual learning;
– the organisation of conferences, seminars, media campaigns, including in the online media, information campaigns, including institutional communication on the political priorities of the EU as far as they relate to the objectives of the programme EaSI;
– the compilation and publication of materials to disseminate information about the programme EaSI and its results;
– regular information on EU social and employment policy issue, the development, operation and maintenance of systems and tools using information and communication technologies, development of web pages or a helpdesk for members

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: The duration of the action to be covered by the 2020 operating grant should coincide with the budgetary year of the applicant (12 months)

* Eligibility:
– Proposals can only be submitted by organisations having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission for the period 2018-2021, following the 2017 Call for Proposals VP/2017/015

* Actions must take place in eligible participating EaSI countries