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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Education - Training, Employment, Enlargement, Local development, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations, SMEs

Regions: European Union, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine

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Funds for: Supporting social entrepreneurship for youth in the Eastern Partnership
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations, Companies

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Supporting social entrepreneurship for youth in the Eastern Partnership
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations, Companies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Foster the entrepreneurial potential of young people from the EaP region in the field of social entrepreneurship, notably with a view to contributing to social cohesion, employment, inclusion and reduction of inequalities;
* Provide creative young people from the EaP region with the necessary knowledge and skills to set-up sustainably run social enterprises;
* Support the development of a favourable ecosystem for social enterprises to develop and prosper in Eastern Partner Countries

Priorities
* Support in particular social enterprises started or developed by young people that have potential for realising innovative solutions with a clear social and environmental impact, scaling their innovative approach and transferring it to other young entrepreneurs;
* Encourage cooperation and coordination among key stakeholders in the fields of social entrepreneurship, e.g. policy makers, social entrepreneurs, financial intermediaries, international donors;
* Ensure reach-out to disadvantaged youth, including young people from rural areas and young women

Among financed actions
* Organisation of workshops and seminars, peer-learning visits, coaching and mentoring, train-the-trainer events;
* Design, production and application of tools and methodologies for capacity development (training curricula, handbooks for teachers and trainers, compendia of good practice, virtual libraries, guidelines etc.) and information material;
* Mentorship schemes, internships, on-the-job trainings;
* Awareness-raising and dissemination activities, such as:
– The identification of, and exchanges on, good practices, innovative approaches and experiences;
– The organisation of conferences, seminars
* Organisation of peer-reviews and mutual learning events among key stakeholders for the exchange of good practices, innovative approaches and experiences;
* Establishment of hubs, incubators, accelerators, labs for social enterprises;
* Competitions for young entrepreneurs in the field of social entrepreneurship;
* Financial support to third parties

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 34 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a non-profit or for-profit-making entity;
– Be: a social cooperative, a private company, a mutual organisation, a non-profit association, a voluntary organisation, a charity, a foundation;

– A transnational partnership, involving at least 3 entities with at least 2 of these entities established in at least 2 different Eastern Partnership countries, must be constituted