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Increase the use of ESF+ and ERDF
The HELPDESK is a 2-years project (May 2022 – April 2024) funded by the European Commission which aims to launch the building blocks for a Social Services Helpdesk. The ultimate goal of this project is to increase the use of ESF+ (European Social Fund Plus) and ERDF (the European Regional Development Fund) funding by social services and to make it easier for social service providers to access these funds.
By launching the building blocks of a Social Services Helpdesk, the projects intends to :
Support social services in accessing and using EU funds (ESF+ and ERDF in particular)
Help managing authorities use EU funds to finance quality interventions in the field of social services.
On this website, you will find information on how to access EU funds, as well as the outputs created by the project, such as a Massive Open Online Course. Here you can find more information about the project.
Deadline: 30 November
This call offers the opportunity to build up and consolidate the capacity of National Competence Centres for Social Innovation (NCC’s). Hereby it aims to tackle some of the challenges characterising social innovation such as limited scale, funding, coordination, professional support, collaboration opportunities, and visibility.
Deadline: 7 December 2023
This call for proposals aims to facilitate economic and environmental changes within the social economy sector, especially in rural regions. It supports social economy actors in developing innovative and sustainable practices that will boost rural growth, enhance competitiveness, and contribute to the twin transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy. It focuses on areas such as ecological innovation, green and digital transitions, sustainable agriculture, education and training for the unemployed, and quality of life improvements.
Deadline: 14 December 2023
This initiative seeks to endorse creative projects and/or policy measures aimed at addressing the challenges of homelessness and housing exclusion. Some of these measures may revolve around prevention strategies, access to housing, including housing-led approaches and enabling services, as well as building the capacity of local stakeholders involved in preventing and combating homelessness.
Deadline: 17 October 2023
The objective is the promotion of mental health and prevention and management of mental health problems through projects targeting vulnerable groups.
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