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Call for proposals under ESF+ Social Innovation+ initiative: Innovative Approaches Tackling Long-Term Unemployment

This is a Call for proposals for EU grants tackling Long-Term Unemployment under the European Social Fund+ (ESF+) Social Innovation+ (SI+) initiative. The aim of this Call is to transfer or scale up proven and promising social innovations aimed at the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market and fostering their social inclusion.

With an indicative grant budget of 23 million EUR, the transnational projects should focus on:  

  • cooperation with local employment stakeholders and partnerships between local employers and communities,
  • improving the outreach of long-term unemployed people, including those facing the most barriers,
  • providing an individualised, accessible, and inclusive approach to long-term unemployed people.

Duration: The expected duration of a project is 36 months.

Grant amount: The estimated size of a grant is between EUR 1 000 000 and EUR 3 000 000 per project (but this does not preclude the submission/selection of applications requesting other amounts), constituting no more than 80% of the total project budget. A co-financing of at least 20% must thus come from other sources than the EU budget.

Eligibility: Only consortia are eligible.  

Opening date: 17 April 2024

Deadline: 30 September 2024 at 5:00 PM CEST time zone.

More information on the call