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EU funding for social economy missions

Under the programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (COSME), the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a new call for "Social economy missions" to extend the exististing inter-regional collaboration in the field of social economy. The aims is to:

  • Enhance interaction and improve collaboration between existing social economy networks and stakeholders at regional and local level in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”
  • Boost inter-regional learning between social economy stakeholders (public and private sector) in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”
  • Contribute to a gradual building of a Social Economy community

Possible topics can be:

  1. Building resilient regional and/or local ecosystems
  2. Socially responsible public procurement
  3. Building Clusters of Social and Ecological Innovation or participation in traditional clusters
  4. Support to social economy business development
  5. Support to local and regional initiatives in the area of green and digital transition
  6. Local or regional measures tackling unemployment
  7. Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  8. Education and training to develop the social economy ecosystem
  9. The development of horizontal policies to support social economy at local or regional level
  10. Social economy initiatives to integrate migrants
  11. Other (identified by the applicants)

The timeline of these activities will be outlined in compliance with and respecting the project duration - up to 12 months.

The deadline for electronic submission is 9 June 2020, 17:00 hours (Brussels time).

Within a total estimated budget of EUR 1 900 000 and a maximum grant per project of EUR 100.000, EASME expects to fund 19 proposals, the funds being allocated to the proposals with the best award criteria scores.

More information: COS-SEM-2020-4-01: Social economy missions

The call was published on ec.europa.eu website here. © European Union, 1995-2020.

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