Information and training measures for workers' organisations
Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives to strengthen the capacity of workers' organisations to address, at EU/transnational level, changes in employment and work and social dialogue related challenges, such as: modernisation of the labour market, job creation and job matching, quality of work, anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring, digitalisation of the economy and society, the greening of the economy, flexicurity, skills, (intra-EU) labour mobility, migration, youth employment, health and safety at work, modernisation of social protection systems, reconciliation of work and family life, gender equality, action in the field of anti-discrimination, active ageing, healthier and longer working lives, active inclusion and decent work. Actions are also expected to contribute to the priorities and activities of European social dialogue, including those laid down in the work programmes of the EU cross-industry and sectoral social dialogue committees, as well as those that form part of the European Commission's commitment to strengthen social dialogue. In that context, particular emphasis is put on strengthening the involvement of social partners in the European Semester and enhancing their contribution to EU policy making. Measures which contribute to addressing the employment, social and economic dimensions of EU priorities relating to the recovery from the crisis, taking into account the need for social convergence between Member States, and to reaching the objectives and targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiatives, will also be particularly welcome. Access for people with disabilities should be guaranteed for measures funded under this call for proposals. Applications will be examined and selected taking account of the remarks in the EU budget and the criteria laid down in this document.
Type of activities to be funded
The types of activities which may be funded under this call for proposals include: conferences, seminars, round tables, studies, surveys, publications, training courses, training tools, the setting up of networks and the development and exchange of best practices.
The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of projects under this call is estimated at EUR 4 050 000. As an indication, the requested EU grants are expected to 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 costs of the action. The applicants must guarantee their co-financing of the remaining amount covered by the applicants' own resources or from other sources other than the European Union budget.
To be eligible:
- The lead applicant must be a social partner organisation representing workers, at European, national or regional level;
- The lead applicant must have its registered office in one of the Member States of the European Union;
- Co-applicants must have their registered office in one of the Member States or Candidate Countries;
- Applicants must be properly constituted and registered legal persons. In application of Article 131 of the Financial Regulation, workers' organisations without legal personality are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met.
Legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation and which satisfy the eligibility criteria, may take part in the action as affiliated entities, and may declare eligible costs.
Proposals submitted by a national or regional workers' organisation must have genuine involvement, i.e. as co-applicant or associate organisation, from a European-level social partner organisation. If this is not the case, the application will not be considered eligible and will be rejected.