EaSI: Operating Grants for EU-level ngo's, networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance
This call for proposals aims to provide operating grants for 2015 under the Framework Partnership Agreements concluded for the period 2014-2017 to provide for long term cooperation between the European Commission and EU level NGO networks. The Framework Partnership Agreements were signed at the end of the 2013 following the call for proposals VP/2013/006 for framework partners. They set out the framework conditions governing potential operating grants and encompass a quadrennial strategic action plan proposed by the EU-level NGO Networks and accepted by the EC. Framework Partnership Agreements have been concluded with
- European level networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction
- European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance and social enterprise finance).
This call refers to these two groups of networks separately with regard to the description of the policy context, the definition of priorities and potential specific agreements for operating grants. Specific objectives, Priorities, Types of activities The 2015 operating grant will be awarded under the Framework Partnership Agreement 2014-2017 (FPA) signed between the European Commission and each EU level network at the end of the 2013. In the quadrennial strategic plan linked to the Framework Partnership Agreement, four main priorities for actions have been identified. This section describes the main activities which can be supported under the operating grant 2015 in relation to the priorities defined in the FPA. The activities listed in this section serve as example and should not prevent the applicant from presenting others in line with the priorities and the quadrennial strategic plan linked to the Framework Partnership Agreement. The proposed work programme should not contradict the quadrennial strategic plan; it can develop it further and describe its implementation in more detail. Minor adaptations due to changes in the overall context or unforeseeable new organisational developments are possible and should be marked.
- Area 1: European level networks active in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction
- Area 2: European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance or social enterprise finance).
More information can be found in the call document in attachment.
For 2015 the indicative available budget for the call is: • Area 1: EUR 10.000.000 • Area 2: EUR 1.000.000 The maximum rate of EU support under this call is 80% of the total eligible costs of the work programme.
This call for proposals is open to the EU-level NGO networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or active in the promotion of microfinance or social enterprise finance which have signed a Framework Partnership Agreement covering the period 2014-2017 following the call for proposals VP/2013/006.
Info & contact
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