Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2013

EU call: Fostering Social Inclusion

Deadline- 24 October 2013

Proposals are accepted for Annual Operational Programme Human Resources Development (OPHRD) under EuropeAid. The purpose of this program is to foster the development of human resources, in particular by improving the quantity and quality of human capital, leading to more and better jobs, higher growth and development and the increased national competitiveness at international level. The program aims to focus most vulnerable disadvantaged men and women. The problems of social inclusion are especially relevant in the economically disadvantaged areas.

Objectives-

to increase the activation and involvement of persons at risk of social exclusion in the labour market by mobilising and/or improving their skills, education, qualification and facilitating their full integration into the society and in particular their access to the labour market.
to facilitate integration of individuals from ethnic minority communities, especially women into the labour market through enhancement of their employment potentials.
to strengthen the role of relevant stakeholders (local self-government units, governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders) in the development, implementation and monitoring of social inclusion programs with special focus on building partnerships, networking and cooperation.
Thematic areas-

Fostering social inclusion of the disadvantaged persons into the labour market
Integration of Minority Ethnic Communities in the Labour Market with special focus on women
Empowering Relevant Actors in the Field of Social Inclusion
The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is € 3 600 000.The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 15 months nor exceed 24 months.

Eligibility & Criteria-

be legal persons
be non-profit-making
be specific types of organisations such as: non-governmental organisations, public sector operators (excluding ministries), local authorities, social partners (associations of employers, associations of employees), international (inter-governmental) organisations as defined by Article 43 of the Implementing Rules to the EC Financial Regulation
be established in a Member State of the European Union or countries that are beneficiaries of the IPA instrument or the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument or countries of the European Economic Area.
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
have a track record of competence and/or experience in the field of social inclusion for the specific target groups of this Call for Proposals and/or in the type of actions proposed in the application
have a track record of experience in project management as demonstrated by the list of the main projects carried out by the applicant in the last three years relating to the objective of the call
have access to stable and adequate funding to maintain its activities for the period of action implementation, i.e. have a turnover in the last financial year of at least the equivalent of 100% of the grant requested.
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