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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Employment, Services, SME Policy, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Balkans, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Iceland and Norway, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

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WE Funding – Support…
Funds for: Support operating organisations in the areas of social inclusion and fight against poverty
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, non-profit organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Support operating organisations in the areas of social inclusion and fight against poverty
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, non-profit organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives:
* Area 1: European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction;
– To support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives undertaken towards the policy objectives in this area:
– To 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;
* Area 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:
– To 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;
– To reinforce 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

Priorities
* To strengthen the capacity of EU-level networks of NGO and their national members, including their knowledge of relevant EU matters, in order:
-To support the implementation of EU;
– To make better use of the various EU funds available to support this objective (i.e., ESIF, FEAD, EFSI);
– To improve the sustainability of their work, their organisational functioning and their cooperation mechanisms;
* To voice the needs, concerns and expectations of organisations facilitating access to finance to (potential) entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups / social enterprises

Among financed actions
– Analytical activities (collection of data and statistics, development of common methodologies, monitoring and assessment of relevant legislation and policies…);
– Training activities (exchange of staff, workshops…);
– Actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities