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Call: Social Innovations for the Upskilling of Vulnerable Youth, Especially Young People not in Employment, Education, or Training (NEETs)

The Call for Proposals under the European Social Fund+ (ESF+) Social Innovation+ (SI+) Initiative aims at upskilling vulnerable youth. The objective of the Call is to develop the skills of vulnerable youth, and in particular NEETs, by re-engaging them in learning and aiming at their (re-)integration into the labour market.  

The Call aims to foster the development or scaling up of innovative methods that have proven to be successful in other contexts, in other countries or regions or within previous experimentations.  

With an estimated budget of 9 million EUR, the transnational projects should focus on:  

  • further development of innovative approaches to effective outreach, learning models and skills activation in the labour market; 
  • targeting vulnerable young people; 
  • making a success by combining the essential elements as the core of the projects. 

The indicative expected grant amount is between 200 000 EUR and 700 000 EUR per project (but this does not preclude the submission/selection of applications requesting other amounts), constituting not more than 80% of the project’s total budget. A co-financing of at least 20% must thus come from other resources than the EU budget. 

Please note that only consortia are eligible.

Opening date: 10 November 2023
Deadline for applications: 27 March 2024

More information on the call