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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, SME Policy, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to provide operating grants for 2016 under the Framework Partnership Agreements concluded for the period 2014-2017 to provide for long term cooperation between the European Commission and EU level NGO networks.

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Objectives and priorities
Area 1: European level networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction

Priority 1 of the FPA: Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives undertaken towards the policy objectives of Europe 2020 Strategy, the Social Investment Package and the Political Guidelines of the new Commission

Priority 2 of the FPA: Support stakeholders’ involvement in the policy process

Priority 3 of the FPA: Strengthen the capacity of EU-level NGO networks and their national members

Priority 4 of the FPA: Providing data and strong evidence base on policy developments and trends as well as collection of relevant information about citizens’ concerns and good practices in the social policy field in the Member States, so as to contribute to better policy making

Area 2: European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance and social enterprise finance)

Priority 1 of the FPA: 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

Priority 2 of the FPA: 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

Priority 3 of the FPA: Voicing the concerns and expectations of organisations facilitating access to finance to (potential) entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups / social enterprises

Priority 4 of the FPA: Providing data / research on developments in the field and on priority topics

Among financed actions
– Pay particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people
– Promote equality between women and men
– Combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation
– Promote a high-level of quality and sustainable employment, guarantee adequate and decent social protection, combat long-term unemployment and fight against poverty and social exclusion