This call aims at establishing best practices in tackling youth unemployment by helping young people create and work in co-operatives and at creating dedicated programmes, schemes and training modules for young people to set up and manage co-operative enterprises.
Projects to be supported under this call should include the following three categories of actions: (1) Identification of existing training methods/courses in secondary schools and universities related to cooperative entrepreneurship in curricula. A proposal should include a method to collect information relating to cooperative entrepreneurship training methods and courses for young people and students by schools and universities. (2) Conception of the training model/preparatory actions for setting up the programme in three different countries. The task will aim at designing training courses for young people in upper secondary school and universities on how to start their own activity in the social or business field through the model of a cooperative. A theoretical and practical approach should be included in the training to be designed. (3) Organisation and delivery of pilot training courses to test the modules, practices and tools prepared for students in the field of cooperative entrepreneurship in three different countries. The applicant will perform the operational management of all training/courses in close cooperation with schools/universities selected in the three different countries.
The maximum EU-budget allocated under this call is EUR 450.000 (max. co-financing rate is 70 %). The maximum EU financing amount per project is EUR 225.000.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Florian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the Commission directly at GROW-CFP-16224-COOP@ec.europa.eu.
Please find detailed information, eligibility criteria and the full text of the call here (EN).