23 May 2014
A call for proposals has been launched on "Preparatory action: Information centres for intra-EU migrant workers and posted workers". With this call the European Commission is addressing the challenges EU migrant workers and their family members face, such as discrimination and barriers to exercise their right to free movement, due to still poor national compliance with the EU rules in this area. There is limited provision of information at national level both to the workers themselves and other stakeholders.
The overall scope of this Preparatory Action is to explore the feasibility of cross-border networking activities which intend to improve the facilities for support, advice and information provided at national level to EU migrant workers and their family members and to ensure that such support and assistance can be provided in a cross-border context. The is intended to support a maximum of three initiatives aimed at networking experiences between the already existing Equality bodies and/or entities established at national level to support EU migrant workers. Each initiative shall cover a minimum of five eligible countries.
Actions should focus on (1) Provision and distribution of informationto EU migrant workers as well as posted workers; and (2) Legal support to EU migrant workers.
The deadline for the call is 20 June 2014. The maximum duration of the project is 12 months. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 700 000 with the European Union co-financing percentage limited to a maximum of 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. Applicants must contribute at least 20 % of the total eligible costs of the action.
- Applicants must be an already existing Equality Body in a Member State as established by EU law or be an entity established at national level to support EU migrant workers
- Act in co-operation with at least 4 co-applicants established in at least 4 other different Member States which are as well already existing Equality Bodies as established by EU law or entities established at national level to support EU migrant workers
This Call for proposals is intended to finance specific actions, projects or initiatives. Therefore grants are not intended to finance the normal operations of the bodies presenting applications; they are intended only to cover additional expenditure linked directly to the activities of the project. Eligible activities may consist of (non-exhaustive):
- case studies;
- cooperation projects;
- training activities;
- monitoring actions;
- awareness and dissemination actions;
- counselling and mentoring activities;
- research and collection activities
- dissemination of information
The call for proposals can be accessed here. If you are looking for partners or need any further information, please contact