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Sectors: Employment, Industry, Innovation, Public Management, SME Policy, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Local and Regional authorities

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

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to foster innovation and reforms in the social services to tackle the main challenges identified and to develop innovative responses corresponding to national, regional and local realities and in line with the social investment approach.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To use social policy innovations for undertaking structural reforms in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy, in particular the Country Specific Recommendations received by the Member States as part of the European Semester
– To strengthen partnerships between public, private and civil society sector to involve in awareness raising activities about the use and benefits of social policy innovation

Priorities
– Paying attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people
– Promoting equality between women and men
– Reducing discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation
– Promoting 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

This call for proposals is based on three focus areas
– Focus area 1: one-stop-shop approach
– Focus area 2: personalised approaches
– Focus area 3: innovative partnerships

Among financed actions

* Focus area 1: one-stop-shop approach
– Reducing the complexity of accessing services by inter alia simplifying eligibility requirements
– Improving coordination among different levels of government (central, regional or local) to improve overall service delivery

* Focus area 2: personalised approaches
– Coordinating the services for the user, especially for users facing complex and long-term needs
– Identifying the responses and their relevance to the person’s situation

* Focus area 3: innovative partnerships
– Identifying the responses and their relevance to the person’s situation
– Fostering public/private partnerships promoting complementarities and synergies between actors