September 06, 2019

Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals

Programme: Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME)

Deadline: 26 September 2019

Objectives: To support a network of EU regional and local authorities with similar priorities and experts in the field and via inter-regional collaboration contribute to gradual setting up of a permanent community of practice in the field of social economy as the key component of a sustainable European economic system.

Eligible Applicants: Proposals must be submitted by consortia

  • Composed of at least three different legal entities
    • this may include public authorities (regional or local), social economy enterprises, other public and private entities specialised in social economy
    • natural persons are not eligible
  • Established in a minimum of three different EU Member States or countries participating in the COSME programme
  • Including at least one public authority at regional or local level from each county represented in the consortium
  • The coordinator/consortium leader has to be a local or regional public authority able to show case best practice in the social economy mission’s topic

Requirements: The proposals must address one of the following four social economy priorities:

  • Socially responsible public procurement
  • Education framework for social economy
  • Tackling regional/local unemployment via social economy model
  • Social economy clusters

Budget: €400 000

Information Session: Webinar on 25 July 2019, 14:30 (CEST) – Link to be announced here.

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