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EaSI: Information and training measures for workers' organisations (VP/2017/002)



Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives to strengthen the capacity ofworkers' organisations to address, at EU/transnational level, changes in employment andwork and social dialogue related challenges, such as: modernisation of the labour market,job creation and job matching, quality of work, anticipation, preparation and managementof change and restructuring, digitalisation of the economy and society, the greening of theeconomy, flexicurity, skills, (intra-EU) labour mobility, migration, youth employment,health and safety at work, modernisation of social protection systems, reconciliation ofwork and family life, gender equality, action in the field of anti-discrimination, activeageing, healthier and longer working lives, active inclusion and decent work. 

Actions are also expected to contribute to the priorities and activities of European socialdialogue, including those laid down in the work programmes of the EU cross-industry andsectoral social dialogue committees, as well as those that form part of the June 2016Statement of the Presidency of the Council, the European Commission and the Europeansocial partners on "a new start for social dialogue". In that context, particular emphasis isput on strengthening the involvement of social partners in the European Semester andenhancing their contribution to EU policy making.

Measures which contribute to addressing the employment, social and economic challengesas identified in the discussions on a European Pillar of Social Rights will also be particularlywelcome.

Access for people with disabilities should be guaranteed for measures funded under thiscall for proposals. 


The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of projects under this call is estimatedat EUR 4 500 200.

The EU grant requested should indicatively be between EUR 150 000 and EUR 500 000. 

Under this call for proposals, the EU grant may not exceed 90 % of the total eligible costsof the action. 


a) Place of establishment

  • Lead applicants must be established and registered in EU Member States;
  • Co-applicants must be established and registered in EU Member States or in Candidate Countries.

b) Types of entities:

  • The lead applicant must be a social partner organisation representing workers, at European, national or regional level;
  • The lead and co-applicants must be legal entities. In application of Article 131 of the Financial Regulation, social partner organisations without legal personality are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met.

c) Affiliated entities

Legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to theaction nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation and which satisfy theeligibility criteria, may take part in the action as affiliated entities, and may declare eligiblecosts.

For that purpose, applicants shall identify such affiliated entities in the application form.

d) Consortia

In the case of proposals which are not submitted by a European-level workers'organisation, to be eligible, actions must:

  • Have the involvement of applicants, (lead and co-applicants), affiliated entities or associate organisations from more than one Member State or Candidate Country, and;
  • Have genuine involvement, i.e. as co-applicant, affiliated entity or associate organisation, from a European-level social partner organisation.

In cases where a consortium is required, if a co-applicant, affiliated entity is considered notto be eligible, this organisation will be removed from the consortium and the eligibility ofthe modified consortium will be re-evaluated. If the modified consortium is still eligible,the application will be evaluated on that basis. In addition, the costs that are allocated to anon-eligible co-applicant or affiliated entity will be removed from the budget. If the application is accepted, the work plan will have to be adapted as appropriate.  

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Meer informatie: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=506&furt…



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