Call for Proposals: Framework Partnership Agreement
European Commission is calling for proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement.
“The call aims at setting up 4-year Framework Partnership Agreements with networks active in the areas of microfinance and social enterprise finance, for the period 2022-2025. The activities to be funded include, among others, outreach activities, mutual learning among members, research activities and input for policy design.”
The total budget earmarked for grants calls under this framework partnership call for the four year period is indicatively EUR 6 400 000.
“Social enterprises and microenterprises are instrumental in the implementation of many of the principles expressed in the European Pillar for Social Rights. In particular they play a key role in delivering the following principles of the Pillar: equal opportunities, active support to employment , secure and adaptable employment, inclusion of people with disabilities, long-term care and access to essential services. To support the development in this field, the Commission cooperates with EU level networks in its outreach activities at EU, national and local level. EU level networks are also key partners in the consultation and implementation of the upcoming Action Plan for Social Economy, as well as on a number of other policy files such as long-term care, green transition and social innovation.
This partnership will enhance the capacities of these networks to contribute actively to the development and implementation of the EU policies in this area.
The Commission expects:
to benefit from the networks’ expertise as regards the challenges (and ways to tackle them) that social enterprises, microenterprises and their support organisations/intermediaries face in the various Member States;
and to be supported in its outreach activities at EU, national and local level with the aim of ensuring awareness, contribution to and implementation of EU level policies and initiatives in the areas of social enterprise and microenterprise finance support.”
In order to be eligible, the applicants must:
be legal entities (public or private bodies),
be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.
EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
listed EEA countries and countries associated to the ESF+ or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature,
be non-governmental, non-profit-making, and independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests,
have their mission falling under the objectives and scope of the priorities established under each relevant section of the call for proposals,
have national member organisations in at least fourteen (14) Member States of the European Union,
be mandated by their members, through a Management Board or other administrative forum, to represent these members at the EU level and to be responsible for the activities of the network.
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