Last week the European Commission launched a new Call for Proposals titled “Incubators (business support organisations) for inclusive and social entrepreneurship“. Under the new initiative the Commission is looking to finance one proposal from networks centered around activities which promote entrepreneurship in the fields of social services and inclusion, as well as transfer of knowledge and capacity-building amongst all individual member organisations.
The types of activities which may be funded include but are not limited to gathering, production and diffusion of relevant information materials; study visits and exchange of good practices; training activities, webinars, seminars, conferences, etc; developing business support services for inclusive and social entrepreneurs, including toolkits, templates, manuals and other support material; actions aiming at creating and improving connections to stakeholders in inclusive and social entrepreneurship; awareness and dissemination actions amongst the network’s members and towards the wider audience.
Projects must also comply with EaSI’s umbrella requirements: to pay particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people; promote equality between women and men; combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation; promote a high-level of quality and sustainable employment, guarantee adequate and decent social protection, combat long-term unemployment and fight against poverty and social exclusion.
The total budget for the call is Euro 1 300 000.
Deadline for applications is the 30th of April 2020.
For further details, please consult the official page of the Call.