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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Employment, Health, Information, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management, Services, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres

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

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Balkans : Boznia and Herzegovina, Kosovo


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to help Member States review specific aspects of their social protection systems to identify potentials for improved cost-effectiveness, including by strengthening the systems’ social investment orientation.

Priorities and funded actions:

– The grants should contribute to reforms aimed at the delivery of adequate and universal
social protection at the lowest possible budgetary cost and with the greatest possible positive impact
on employment and growth,

– The collection and analysis of data that can be used for international comparisons needed for
mutual learning and evidence-based policy making
– The assessment of the general architecture of social policy
– To make a “check-up” should take interdependencies within the country’s tax-benefit system as well as wider socioeconomic impacts (on employment, competitiveness, incentives to save and to take
entrepreneurial risks) into account
– The assessment of alternative strategies to reform social protection spending or financing
arrangements, with a focus on adequacy, public spending and behavioural incentive

* Among financed actions
– Country reviews by international organisations
– Secondments of policy advisers from another country
– Study visits from and to countries with relevant experience
– Provision of empirical evidence needed for international comparisons and mutual learning