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Short Guide 2

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Principal Programmes Managed by the European Commission ANNEX Fiches Circulation: Confidential/Partners/Public Authors:Step4all Consortium Date: 05/06/2014 Doc. Ref. N°: STEP4ALL - SHORT GUIDE 2 – 05/06/2014

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Contents 1 Fiches of Main Programmes......................................................................4 1.1 LIFE Programme ..................................................................................................4

1.2 Erasmus +............................................................................................................. 11 1.3 DG Justice Programme .................................................................................... 52 1.4 Horizon 2020 ...................................................................................................... 61 1.5 Horizon 2020 - Energy Efficiency .............................................................. 70 1.6 EUROPEAID ......................................................................................................... 75 1.7 Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ......................... 78 1.8 Creative Europe .............................................................................................. 110 1.9 Europe for Citizens........................................................................................ 119

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1 1.1

FICHES OF MAIN PROGRAMMES LIFE Programme

Programme

LIFE

Subprogramme

Climate 1. Climate Change mitigation

Action – Priority Areas

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline Aims – Objectives

2. Climate Change adaptation

3. Climate Governance and Information 4. No thematic priorities or project topics for 2014 – 2017, only suggestions: o Support for implementation of adaptation strategies o Support for pioneering a post carbon society o Demonstration at regional or sub-regional level of low carbon strategies or land use management plans

DG Climate Action or Executive Agency in some cases Traditional Projects: October 2014 Integrated Projects: April 2015

 Climate mitigation or adaptation is the main goal 

Clear link to the specific objectives for the three climate action priority areas

Projects that will be funded are:   Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Traditional Projects: best practice, innovation and demonstration projects, as well as dissemination/information projects and governance projects Integrated Projects: projects aiming at the implementation on a large territorial scale plans and strategies required by EU legislation in the areas of nature, waste, water, air Preparatory projects: projects identified by the commission to support specific needs for the implementation and development of EU environmental policy and legislation

Capacity building projects: financial support to the activities required to build the capacity of Member States with a view to enabling their more effective participation in LIFE

Climate sub-programme is targeting the environment so there are no specific target groups  Traditional Projects o Public Administrations o NGOs o SMEs active in the field of climate protection

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Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

 Integrated Projects o Public administrations and other entities in the field of climate protection and capable of coordinating, besides the IP, complementary actions co-funded by additional private, public (preferably EU) funds.  Traditional Projects o 1-5 beneficiaries  Integrated Projects o 2-10 beneficiaries

No such limit exists for now

1st multiannual work programme: 4 years

2nd multiannual work programme: 3 years Funding Types:

Projects(at least 81% of the budget) o Action Grants for both traditional projects and new types of projects: integrated projects, technical assistance projects for IPs, capacity building projects and preparatory projects o Possibility to make contributions to innovative financial instruments to finance projects  Operative Grants and other types of funding (cannot exceed 19% of Environment sub-programme budget) o Operating Grants (NGOs, IMPEL) – no earmarking but about 3% of the programme – 70% co-financing rate; o Other Types of funding – public procurement (studies, conferences, service contracts, technical assistance for the monitoring of LIFE etc.) – no earmarking but about 15% of the programme 

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Co-financing Rates:

 Traditional Nature and Biodiversity projects: 60% co-financing but 75% for projects targeting priority habitats and species  Integrated projects, preparatory projects and technical assistance projects: 60% co-financing  Capacity Building projects: 100% co-financing  All other projects, i.e. traditional projects: o 60% co-financing during the 1st multiannual work programme (20142017) o 55% co-financing during the 2nd multiannual work programme (20182020) Total: 449,167.501€ Maximum Grant €

Divided into:

Climate Change mitigation: 193.559.591€

Climate Change adaptation: 190.389.591€

Climate Governance and Information: 47.588.319 €

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Maximum EU contribution %

Related Support Expenditure: 17.630.000€

Traditional Projects: 500.000€ - 1.5 million € Integrated Projects: 10 million € – 15 million € 

Expected timing (Selection, starting date for actions, etc.)

 Award Criteria

 

Further comments/adds

Traditional projects: o Call Published: 16 June 2014 o Submission: October 2014 o Grants Signed: July 2015 o Reserve Lists grants signed: October – December 2015 Integrated projects: o Call Published: 16 June 2014 o Submission Concept Note: 15 October 2014 o Submission of Full Proposal: April 2015 o Grants Signed: September 2015 Being of Union Interest by making a significant contribution to the achievement of one of the general objectives as well as the specific objectives for the priority areas or the thematic priorities. Ensuring a cost effective approach and being technically and financially coherent Being sound in the proposed implementation

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm

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Programme

LIFE

Subprogramme

Environment

Action – Priority Areas

1. 2. 3.

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Environment and Resource Efficiency Nature and Biodiversity

Environmental Governance and Information

DG Environment or Executive Agency in some cases Traditional Projects: October 2014 Integrated Projects: April 2015

 Solutions to environmental challenges in support of resource efficiency-related policy legislation, including the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe

Aims – Objectives of Priority Area 1 (Environment and Resource Efficiency)

 Support Integrated approaches to EU environmental policy and legislation, primarily in the areas of water, waste and air  Improve the knowledge base for environmental policy and legislation

 Responding to thematic priorities and specific objectives in LIFE regulation and project topics in MAWP 2014-2017: Water and the marine environment – Water, floods and drought; Marine and coastal management; Water industry

o

Waste

o

Resource efficiency, soil, forests, green and circular economy

o

Environment and health, chemicals and noise

o

Air quality and emissions, urban environment

o  

Implementation of EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020, preferably with pilot or demonstration projects Nature

Aims – Objectives of Priority Area 2

o

(Nature and Biodiversity)

o 

Improving conservation status of habitats and species, including marine ones and birds(species must be of community interest) Activities in support of Natura 2000 Network

Biodiversity o o

Maintain enhance ecosystems through green and blue infrastructure and restoring degraded ecosystems Actions targeting Invasive Alien Species

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o 

Projects Targeting (non priority) threatened species classed as endangered or worse in the European Red Lists or the IUCN Red List

Integrated Projects implementing Prioritized Action Frameworks

 Promote awareness raising on environmental matters

Aims – Objectives of Priority Area 3 (Environmental Governance and Information)

 Support communication, management and dissemination of information

 Promote and contribute to more effective compliance with and enforcement of EU environmental legislation

 Promote better environmental governance by broadening stakeholder involvement, including NGOs, in consultation on and implementation of policy

Projects that will be funded are:   Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

Eligible promoters

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration

Integrated Projects: projects aiming at the implementation on a large territorial scale plans and strategies required by EU legislation in the areas of nature, waste, water, air Preparatory projects: projects identified by the commission to support specific needs for the implementation and development of EU environmental policy and legislation

Capacity building projects: financial support to the activities required to build the capacity of Member States with a view to enabling their more effective participation in LIFE

Environment sub-programme is targeting the environment so there are no specific target groups 

(who can apply)

Traditional Projects: best practice, innovation and demonstration projects, as well as dissemination/information projects and governance projects

Traditional Projects o Public Administrations o NGOs o SMEs active in the field of environment

Integrated Projects o Public administrations and other entities in the field of environment and capable of coordinating, besides the IP, complementary actions co-funded by additional private, public (preferably EU) funds.  Traditional Projects o 1-5 beneficiaries  Integrated Projects o 2-10 beneficiaries

No such limit exists for now

1st multiannual work programme: 4 years 2nd multiannual work programme: 3 years

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(minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Funding Types:  Projects(at least 81% of the budget) o Action Grants for both traditional projects and new types of projects: integrated projects, technical assistance projects for IPs, capacity building projects and preparatory projects o Possibility to make contributions to innovative financial instruments to finance projects  Operative Grants and other types of funding (cannot exceed 19% of Environment sub-programme budget) o Operating Grants (NGOs, IMPEL) – no earmarking but about 3% of the programme – 70% co-financing rate; o Other Types of funding – public procurement (studies, conferences, service contracts, technical assistance for the monitoring of LIFE etc.) – no earmarking but about 15% of the programme Co-financing Rates:  Traditional Nature and Biodiversity projects: 60% co-financing but 75% for projects targeting priority habitats and species  Integrated projects, preparatory projects and technical assistance projects: 60% co-financing  Capacity Building projects: 100% co-financing  All other projects, i.e. traditional projects: o 60% co-financing during the 1st multiannual work programme (20142017) o 55% co-financing during the 2nd multiannual work programme (20182020) Total: 1,347.074.499 €

Maximum Grant €

Divided into:

Environment and Resource Efficiency: 495.845.763 € Nature and Biodiversity: 610.068.900 €

Environmental Governance and Information : 162.999.836 € Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date for actions, etc.)

Related Support Expediture: 160.000€

Traditional Projects: 500.000€ - 1.5 million € Integrated Projects: 10 million € – 15 million €

 Traditional projects: o Call Published: 16 June 2014 o Submission: October 2014 o Grants Signed: July 2015 o Reserve Lists grants signed: October – December 2015  Integrated projects: o Call Published: 16 June 2014 o Submission Concept Note: 15 October 2014 o Submission of Full Proposal: April 2015

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o  Award Criteria

 

Further comments/adds

Grants Signed: September 2015

Being of Union Interest by making a significant contribution to the achievement of one of the general objectives as well as the specific objectives for the priority areas or the thematic priorities. Ensuring a cost effective approach and being technically and financially coherent Being sound in the proposed implementation

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1.2

Erasmus +

Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth: MOBILITY PROJECT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS AND STAFF

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

The National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

17 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 June of the same year. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth promote transnational mobility activities aiming to:  support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market;  support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;  enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;  raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;  increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organisations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of individuals, within and outside Europe;  reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;  ensure a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad. Student mobility:  study period abroad at a partner higher education institution (HEI);  a traineeship (work placement) abroad in an enterprise or any other relevant workplace. Staff mobility:  teaching periods: allows HEI teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad in any subject area/academic discipline.  training periods: supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad.  Learners: students, trainees, apprentices, young people and volunteers  Staff: professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, and people working in organisations active in the education, training and youth fields

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For an application as individual HEI: higher education institutions (HEI) established in a Programme Country and awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education For an application as national Mobility Consortium: coordinating organisations established in a Programme Country and coordinating a consortium awarded with a higher education Mobility Consortium Certificate.

NB! Higher education students and staff cannot apply directly for a grant; the selection criteria for participation in the mobility activities are defined by the higher education institution in which they study or are employed. Other criteria: Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Student mobility for studies: Both sending and receiving organisations must be HEIs awarded with an ECHE. Student mobility for traineeships: The sending organisation must be a HEI awarded with an ECHE. The receiving organisation can be: a HEI awarded with an ECHE or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. Staff mobility for teaching: The receiving organisation must be a HEI awarded with an ECHE. The sending organisation can be: a HEI awarded with an ECHE or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.

Staff mobility for training: The sending organisation must be a HEI awarded with an ECHE. The receiving organisation must be a HEI awarded with an ECHE; or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries

Duration (minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant €

Each participating organisation must be established in a Programme Country. One promoter: either a single HEI or a Mobility Consortium coordinator

A minimum of two organisations during the implementation of the project: at least one sending and at least one receiving organisation from different Programme Countries Project duration: 16 or 24 months.

Duration of activities: Student mobility - study periods: from 3 to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). Student mobility - Traineeships: from 2 to 12 months. Staff mobility - 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise minimum 8 hours of teaching per week (or any lower period of stay). Organisational Support : Unit costs Special needs support: Portion of eligible costs

ALL MOBILITY ACTIVITIES  up to the 100th participant: EUR 350 per participant  beyond the 100th participant: EUR 200 per additional participant

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Maximum EU contribution %

Note: The maximum grant depends on the number of students and staff, average duration per participant, and number and average duration of mobility activities as per project proposal.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Up to 24 months, starting in June

Award Criteria

There is no qualitative assessment and therefore there are no award criteria. Any eligible grant application (after having passed the eligibility check) will get funding.

Further comments/adds

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth: MOBILITY PROJECT FOR VET LEARNERS AND STAFF

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

17 March at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 June and 31 December of the same year. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth promote transnational mobility activities aiming to:  support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market;  support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;  enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;  raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;  increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organisations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of individuals, within and outside Europe;  reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;  ensure a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad. Learners' mobility: 

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters

a VET traineeship abroad for up to 12 months.

Staff mobility:  Teaching/training assignments: staff of VET schools teaching at a partner VET school abroad; staff of enterprises providing training at a VET organisation abroad.  Staff training: supports professional development of VET staff in the form of a work placement or a job shadowing/observation period abroad in an enterprise or any other VET organisation.  apprentices and students in vocational training schools  VET staff  

any public or private organisation active in the field of vocational education and training (defined as a VET Organisation); or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.

A minimum two participating organisations: at least one sending and at least one receiving organisation) from different countries

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Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

2

Project duration: 1 or 2 years Duration of activities:  Learners: From 2 weeks to 12 months  Staff: 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time

Travel, Organisational support, Individual support, Linguistic support : Unit costs  Special needs support: Portion of eligible costs  Exceptional costs: Reimbursement of portion of eligible costs The actual grant amount depends on the following elements: the number and duration of mobility periods, the past performance of the applicant, and the total national budget allocated for the mobility Action. 

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Up to 24 months, starting between 1 June and 31 December

 Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points  Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 40 points  Impact and dissemination: maximum 30 points Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth: MOBILITY PROJECT FOR SCHOOL EDUCATION STAFF

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

17 March at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 June and 31 December of the same year. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth promote transnational mobility activities aiming to:  support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market;  support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;  enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;  raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;  increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organisations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of individuals, within and outside Europe;  reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;  ensure a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad.  Teaching assignments: supports teachers or other school education staff to teach at a partner school abroad.  Staff training: supports the professional development of teachers, school leaders or other school education staff in the form of: a) participation in structured courses or training events abroad; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in a partner school or another relevant organisation active in the field of school education.  

Eligible promoters

(who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters

2

teachers or other school education staff

Teaching assignments: The sending and receiving organisations must be schools established in different Programme Countries.

Staff training: The sending organisation must be a school (the applicant). The receiving organisation can be a school; or any public or private organisation established active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.

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Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

2 Project: 1 or 2 years. Activity: From 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time   

Travel, Organisational support, Individual support, Course fee : Unit costs Special needs support: Portion of eligible costs Exceptional costs: Reimbursement of portion of eligible costs

The amounts depend on the country where the activity takes place. Each National Agency will define - on the basis of objective and transparent criteria - the amounts applicable to projects submitted in their country.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Up to 2 years, starting in June

 Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points  Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 40 points  Impact and dissemination: maximum 30 points Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth: MOBILITY PROJECT FOR ADULT EDUCATION STAFF

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

17 March at 12pm for projects starting between 1 June and 31 December of the same year. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth promote transnational mobility activities aiming to:  support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market;  support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;  enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;  raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;  increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organisations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of individuals, within and outside Europe;  reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;  ensure a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad.  teaching assignments: supports teachers or other school education staff/ staff of adult education to teach at a partner school abroad.  staff training: supports the professional development of teachers, school leaders or other school education staff/ adult education staff in the form of: a) participation in structured courses or training events abroad; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in a partner school or another relevant organisation active in the field of school education.  

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

 

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number

teachers or other school education staff

A school (i.e. an institution providing general, vocational, or technical education on any level from pre-school to upper secondary education) established in a Programme Country and sending its staff abroad. An adult education organisation sending its staff abroad;

The coordinator of a national adult education/school staff consortium.

The number of organisations in the application form is one (the applicant).

A minimum of two organisations (one sending and at least one receiving organisation)

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of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

from different countries must be involved.

Duration of project: 1 or 2 years. Duration of activity: From 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time   

Travel, Organisational support, Individual support, Course fees : Unit costs Special needs support: Portion of eligible costs Exceptional costs: Reimbursement of portion of eligible costs

The amounts depend on the country where the activity takes place. Each National Agency will define - on the basis of objective and transparent criteria - the amounts applicable to projects submitted in their country.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Up to 2 years, starting in June   

Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 40 points Impact and dissemination: maximum 30 points

Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth: MOBILITY PROJECT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUTH WORKERS

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Deadline

Aims

To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established

Youth Exchanges and Youth workers' training and networking:  17 March at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 17 June and 31 December of the same year (provided that the grant agreement is signed);  30 April at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 August of the same year and 28 February of the following year (provided that the grant agreement is signed);  1 October at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1st January and 30 September of the following year (provided that the grant agreement is signed). Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth promote transnational mobility activities aiming to:  support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market;  support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;  enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;  raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;  increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organisations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of individuals, within and outside Europe;  reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;  ensure a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad. Mobility of young people: 

Eligible activities

Youth Exchanges: support groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days. The participants jointly carry out a work programme, including a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, roleplays, simulations, outdoor activities, etc. European Voluntary Service: supports young people aged 17-30 to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service for up to 12 months in another country within or outside the European Union. Volunteers cover the following areas: dealing with youth information and policies, young people's personal and socio-educational development, civic engagement, social care, inclusion of disadvantaged, environment, non-formal

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education programmes, ICTs and media literacy, culture and creativity, development cooperation, etc.

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

Mobility of youth workers:  Youth workers' training and networking: supports the professional development of youth workers in the form of a) participation of youth workers in seminars, training courses, contact-making events, study visits; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in an organisation active in the youth field. Young people aged 17-30

Any participating organisation or group established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. At least two participating organisations (sending and receiving organisation) from different countries. At least two

Duration of project: 3 to 24 months. Duration of activity:  From 5 to 21 days, excluding travel time (YOUTH EXCHANGES);  From 2 to 12 months (EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE)  From 2 days to 2 months (YOUTH WORKERS)  

Travel, Organisational support, Individuals support, Linguistic support, : Unit costs Special needs support, Exceptional costs: Portion of eligible costs

The amounts depend on the country where the mobility activity takes place.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Up to 2 years, starting after June, September or January   

Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 40 points Impact and dissemination: maximum 30 points

Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Subprogramme

LARGE-SCALE EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE (EVS) EVENTS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

The Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 3 of April at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 October of the same year and 31 July of the following year. To support large-scale volunteering projects (involving at least 30 EVS volunteers) in the framework of European or worldwide events in the field of youth, culture and sport (e.g. World Youth Summits, European Capitals of Culture; European Youth Capitals, European sport championships, etc.).  European Voluntary Service: allowing young people aged 17-30 to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service for up to 2 months in another country. A large-scale EVS event must involve at least 30 volunteers.  Complementary activities: side-activities – such as conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops - aimed at promoting the value of volunteering (and notably of the European Voluntary Service). Young people aged between 17 and 30 

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters

Any public or private organisation established in a Programme Country and directly involved in the organisation of the European/international event in the field of youth, culture or sport, or having concluded a formal written cooperation agreement with the event organisers.

Minimum number of countries  

Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum contribution % Expected timing

EU

 

Project duration: From 3 to 12 months. Duration of activity: from 14 days to 2 months, excluding travel time.

Travel, Organisational support, Individuals support: Unit costs Special needs support, Exceptional costs, Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs

200 000 EUR 80%-100%

Up to 12 months

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(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

  

Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 40 points Impact and dissemination: maximum 30 points

Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action

JOINT MASTER DEGREES (JMD)

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels.

Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries

Duration (minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

27 March at 12 pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 August and 31 October of the same year.  Foster quality improvements, innovation, excellence and internationalisation in HEIs;  Increase the quality and the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU external action in the higher education field, by offering full degree scholarships to the best Master students worldwide;  Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and in particular their relevance for the labor market, through an increased involvement of employers.  Delivery of a JMD programme corresponding to 60, 90 or 120 ECTS, organised through an international consortium of higher education institutions including the participation of invited scholars (guest lecturers) for teaching, training and/or research purposes;  Awarding scholarships to excellent students worldwide for their participation in one of these JMD programmes. Students at Master level, staff of the participating organizations, invited scholars (guest lecturers) from Programme and Partner Countries. A HEI established in a Programme Country. The HEI applies on behalf of the JMD consortium.

A Joint Master Degree is transnational and involves as full partners HEIs from at least three different Programme Countries. 3

Project: Depending on the duration of the Joint Master Degree (1 to 2 years) the consortium will receive a 4 or 5 year grant agreement to finance one preparatory year followed by 3 consecutive student intakes. Activity:  Preparatory year: 1 academic year.  Implementation of the Joint Master Degree programme: 3 consecutive intakes of 1 to 2 academic years (60/90/120 ECTS).

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The JMD grant is calculated according to the following funding principles: A. Grant for the consortium management fees and the academic staff mobility: 20 000 EUR for the preparatory year and 50 000 EUR per intake of the JMD B. Variable number of student scholarships of 25 000 EUR maximum per year (indicatively between 13 and 20 scholarships per intake). Based on these parameters, the Joint Master Degree grant for the preparatory year and the three student intakes will vary indicatively between 2 and 3 million EUR.

Maximum Grant €

Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

   

Proposals must score at least 70 points out of total 100. Furthermore, they must score 75% of the maximum allocated points under the award criterion "Relevance of the project" (i.e. minimum 22, 5 points) and at least 60% of the maximum allocated points in each of the remaining award criteria (i.e. Minimum 18 points for the criterion "Quality of the project design and implementation"; and 12 points for each of the criteria „Quality of the project team and cooperation arrangements" and "Impact and dissemination").

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en ERASMUS+

Programme

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Subprogramme

MASTER STUDENT LOAN GUARANTEE

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

Relevance of the project: maximum 30 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 30 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 20 Impact and dissemination: maximum 20 points

(EC

Deadline Aims Eligible activities

Loans are provided by a participating Financial Intermediary at national/regional level which would act as the direct contact point with potential borrowers, disbursing loans and collecting repayments. After summer 2014    

To support students to apply for backed loan on more affordable conditions and obtain full Masters level degree in another country. Loans can cover both living and tuition costs in any of the 35 Erasmus+ programme countries. The Master programme should be in a different country than the country of residence of the participant as well as in a different from the country of the Bachelor degree. This action does not provide a grant, but a loan which must be paid back! The interest rate is lower than the market rate. The repayment terms allow for a 'grace period' of up to one year, following the completion of the studies.

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Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries

NA NA

1-2 years

Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum contribution %

Further, one year of “payment holiday” can be taken in whole or in part throughout the duration of the loan. EU Students, undertaking Master's level education for one or two years Estimated support for 200,000 student loans Students from the 28 EU Member States, EU Candidate Countries (Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey) and EFTA countries (Liechtenstein and Norway)

EU

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Loans are up to 12,000€ for a 1year Master programme and up to 18,000€ for a 2year Master. NA

NA

The Student Loan Guarantee starts in summer 2014.

Award Criteria Further comments/adds

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

The National Agency of the country in which the applicant organization is established

Partnerships in the youth field:  30 April at 12pm(midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 September of the same year and 28 February of the following year;  1 October at 12pm(midday Brussels time)for projects starting between 1 February and 30 September of the following year; Other types of Partnerships: applicants have to submit their grant application by:  30 April at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  Enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and youth work  Fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences  Increasing labour market relevance of learning provision and qualifications  Promoting take-up of innovative practices in education, training and youth by supporting personalised learning approaches  Open educational resources (OER), open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods;  Promoting structured inter-regional and cross-border cooperation  Enhancing the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training, including new pedagogies, ICT-based methodologies;  Improving the capacities of organisations active in the fields of education;  Fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and youth  Promote entrepreneurship education;  Increasing participation in learning and employability;  Facilitating the transition of learners through different levels and types of formal/nonformal education and training;  Foster the assessment of transversal skills and promote the take-up of practical entrepreneurial experiences in education, training and youth work;  Promote the professional development of staff and youth workers in ICT methodologies and support the production and adoption of OER;  Facilitate the validation of non-formal and informal learning and its permeability with formal education pathways;  Pursue one or more of the priorities described in the introduction chapters "Education and Training" and "Youth" in Part B of this Guide.  Blended mobility combining short-term physical mobility (less than 2 months) with virtual mobility;  Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (5 days to 2 months);  Intensive Study Programmes (5 days to 2 months);  Long-term study mobility of pupils (2 to12 months);  Long-term teaching or training assignments (2 to12 months);

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Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

 Long-term mobility of youth workers (2 to12 months);  Short-term joint staff training events (5days to 2 months). Activities of learners as well as long-term activities of staff or youth workers from or to Partner Countries are not eligible. Organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as enterprises, public authorities, civil society organisations active in different socio-economic sectors to cooperate. Any participating organization established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organization applies on behalf of all participating organizations involved in the project.

Minimum number of countries

Minimum three organizations, and all participating organizations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant. However, the following types of projects may involve two organizations from minimum two Programme Countries:  Strategic Partnerships involving only schools;  Strategic Partnerships promoting cooperation between local/regional school authorities. These projects must involve minimum two local or regional school authorities from two different Programme Countries. From each respective country, the partnership must also include at least: one school; and one local organization active in another fields of education, training and youth or in the labor market.  Strategic Partnerships in the youth field Minimum three different Programme Countries or in some projects minimum two Programme Countries,

Duration (minimummaximum)

Partnerships in the youth field: between 6 months and 2 years Other types of Partnerships: 2 or 3 years

Minimum number of promoters

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum contribution %

EU

Project management and implementation, Transnational project meetings, Intellectual outputs, Multiplier events, Individual support, Linguistic support: Unit costs Exceptional costs: Portion of eligible costs (75%) Special needs support: Portion of eligible costs (100%)

Maximum grant awarded for a Strategic Partnership: 150 000 EUR per year (i.e. 12 500 EUR per month)

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the project (maximum 30points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (maximum 20points)  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (maximum 20 points)  Impact and dissemination (maximum 30 points) Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU

KNOWLEDGE ALLIANCES

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels.

3 April at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting not earlier than 1 November of the same year.  Develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;  Stimulate entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching and enterprise staff;  Facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge.  Boosting innovation in higher education, business and in the broader socioeconomic environment: Jointly developing and implementing new learning and teaching methods; organizing continuing educational programmes and activities with and within companies;  Developing entrepreneurship mind-set and skills: Creating schemes of transversal skills learning and application; introducing entrepreneurship education in any discipline; Opening up new learning opportunities.  Stimulating the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and enterprises: Study field related activities in enterprises; Set-ups to trial and test innovative measures; Exchanges of students, researchers, teaching staff and company staff for a limited period. Cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries, open to any discipline, sector and to cross-sectorial cooperation at individual, organisational and systemic level. Any participating organization established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organization applies on behalf of all participating organizations involved in the project.

Knowledge Alliances are transnational and involve minimum six independent organizations, out of which at least two higher education institutions and at least two enterprises. At least three Programme Countries 2 or 3 years Implementation support, Travel, Subsistence costs: Unit costs The amounts depend on: a) profile of staff involved in the project and b) the country of the participating organization whose staff is involved.  

For a 2-year Knowledge Alliance: 700 000 EUR For a 3-year Knowledge Alliance: 1 000 000 EUR

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contribution Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the proposal (max 25 points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 30 points)  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (max 25 points)  Impact and dissemination (max 20 points) To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 70 points. Furthermore, they must score minimum 13 points for the categories "relevance of the project" and "quality of the projectteam and cooperation arrangements"; 16 points for the category "quality of the project design and implementation", and 11 points for the category "impact and dissemination". http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

SECTOR SKILLS ALLIANCES

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 3 April at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 November of the same year.

Tackling skills gaps, enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems to sector-specific labour market needs and demand by:  modernising VET and exploiting its potential to drive economic development and innovation;  strengthening the exchange of knowledge and practice between vocational education and training institutions and the labour market integrating work-based learning;  facilitating labour mobility, mutual trust and increased recognition of qualifications at European level within the sectors concerned.  Defining skills and training provision needs in a given specific economic sector: gathering and interpreting evidence of skills needs on the labor market;  Designing joint curricula: designing EU sector-specific curricula, VET programmes and possibly qualification standards; integrating skills or occupational profiles into curriculum design;  Delivering joint curricula: delivering EU sector-specific curricula; implementing innovative VET teaching and learning methods to respond to evolving skills and/or specific target public within a given economic sector;  Sectors, which have constituted a European Sector Skills Council, namely: Textile/Clothing/Leather; Commerce.  Sectors with skills imbalances to which current Commission policies respond, namely: Advanced Manufacturing; Information and CommunicationTechnologies; Environmental technologies (Eco-Innovation); Cultural and Creative sectors". Any public or private organization established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world. 

Minimum number of promoters

Minimum number of countries

Minimum nine participating organizations from at least three Programme Countries, including two Member States. At least one organization from each of the following three categories in each of the countries involved in the Alliance: 1. Public or private entities that provide VET; 2. Public or private entities that have sector specific expertise and are representative for/in a given sector (at regional, national or European level); 3. Public or private entities that have a regulatory function or education and training systems (at local, regional or national level).

At least three Programme Countries, including two Member States

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Duration (min-max) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution

2 or 3 years Implementation support, Travel, Subsistence costs: Unit costs The amounts depend on: a) profile of staff involved in the project and b) the country of the participating organization whose staff is involved.  For a 2-year Sector Skills Alliance: 700 000 EUR  For a 3-year Sector Skills Alliance: 1 000 000 EUR

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)  Relevance of the proposal (max 25 points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 30 points)  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (max 25 points)  Impact and dissemination (max 20 points) To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 70 points. Furthermore, they must score minimum 13 points for the categories "relevance of the project" and "quality of the projectteam and cooperation arrangements"; 16 points for the category "quality of the project design and implementation", and 11 points for the category "impact and dissemination". The proposal must concern only one of the following sectors:  sectors that have constituted a European Sector Skills Council,  sectors with skills imbalances, to which current European Commission policies respond http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Programme

ERASMUS+

Subprogramme

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH

Action Managed by DG/Agency) Deadline

(EC

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels  

Aims

   

3 April at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 October of the same year and 28 February of the following year; 2 September 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting 1 March and 31 July of the following year. Foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth; Improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance their synergies; Foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of nonformal learning mobility at regional level; Promote transnational non-formal learning mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, notably targeting young people with fewer opportunities.

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Eligible activities

      

Target Group(s)

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing

Promote strategic cooperation between youth organisations on the one hand and public authorities in Partner Countries on the other hand; Promote the cooperation between youth organisations and organisations in the education and training fields; Raise the capacities of youth councils, youth platforms; Enhance the management, governance, innovation capacity and internationalisation of youth organisations in Partner Countries; Launch, test and implement youth work practices; New forms of practical training schemes and simulation of real life cases in society; Cooperation, networking and peer-learning activities.

Capacity Building projects may also organise the following mobility activities, in so far as they bring added value in the realisation of the project's objectives:  Youth Exchanges between Programme and eligible Partner Countries;  European Voluntary Service from/to eligible Partner Countries;  Mobility of youth workers between Programme and eligible Partner Countries  Organisations active in the following fields: youth in Programme and Partner Countries, education and training, as well as other socio-economic sectors.  Capacity Building projects are also open to non-EU Partner countries (list provided in the Programme guide) Any of the following organizations, established in a Programme Country:  non-profit organization, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);  national Youth Council;  public body at local, regional or national level; Minimum 3 participating organisations 3 different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country and one is an eligible Partner Country Project: 9 months to 2 years Activities:  YOUTH EXCHANGES: 5 to 21 days, excluding travel time.  EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE: 2 to 12 months  MOBILITY OF YOUTH WORKERS: 5 days to 2 months  Activity costs, Travel, Organisational Support, Individuals support: Unit costs  Special needs support, Exceptional costs: Portion of eligible costs (100%) The amounts depend on the country where the mobility activity takes place. 150 000 EUR 80% (for activity costs)

(Selection, starting

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date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the project (max 20 points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 30 points)  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (max 30 points)  Impact and dissemination (max 20 points) Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

KEY ACTION 3: SUPPORT FOR POLICY REFORM

Subprogramme Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

STRUCTURED DIALOGUE:MEETINGS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND DECISION-MAKERS IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH The National Agency of the country in which the applicant organization is established. 30 April at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 August of the same year and 28 February of the following year;  1 October at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting between 1st January and 30 September of the following year.  Improve the quality, efficiency and equity of education, training and youth systems through Open Methods of Coordination.  Promote transnational cooperation and mutual learning between competent authorities at the highest political level in order to test and improve systems, structures and processes;  Develop knowledge – in particular through peer learning - and analytical capacity to support evidence-based  Policy under the Strategic framework for cooperation in education and training (ET2020), the European Youth  Strategy and specific policy agendas such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes;  Make available sound comparative international data and appropriate secondary analyses for European and national policy making, facilitating the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to assess and monitor the implementation of innovative policies and to encourage transferability and scalability;  Support European networks and implement tools fostering transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning, paving the way to a European Area for Skills and Qualifications;  Support the active involvement of civil society networks and non-governmental organisations in policy implementation;  Support the Structured Dialogue with young people and encourage their active participation in democratic life  Support exchanges of good practices, dialogue, mutual learning and cooperation among policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders from Programme and Partner Countries;  Raise awareness of the results of European policies and of the Erasmus+ Programme and encourage their exploitation at local, regional or national level. Raise the profile and attractiveness of European higher education worldwide;  Foster synergies with other EU programmes, such as the European Structural and Investment Funds, as well as with funding schemes at national or regional level.  National meetings and transnational seminars that offer space for information, debate and active participation of young people – in dialogue with youth decisionmakers - on issues which are relevant to Structured Dialogue or to the EU Youth Strategy  National meetings and transnational seminars that prepare the ground for the official Youth Conferences organized during each semester by the Member State holding the turn of Presidency of the European Union  Events that promote debates and information on youth policy themes linked to the

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activities organized during the European Youth Week Consultations of young people, with a view to find out their needs on matters relating to participation in democratic life (online consultations, opinion polls, etc.)  Meetings and seminars, information events or debates between young people and decision-makers/youth experts around the theme of participation in democratic life  Events simulating the functioning of the democratic institutions and the roles of decision-makers within these institutions  Young participants: young people aged between 13 and 30 from the countries involved in the project.  Decision-makers: involved regardless of their age and geographical provenance. Any participating organization established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. In case of projects realized by two or more participating organizations, this organization applies on behalf of all participating organizations involved in the project. A participating organization can be: a non-profit organization, association, NGO; a European Youth NGO; a public body at local level;  International meetings: at least two participating organizations.  National meetings: one organization from a Programme Country. Minimum 30 young participants must be involved in the project. 

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

From 3 to 24 months

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum

 

Travel, Organisational support: Unit costs Special needs support, Exceptional costs: Portion of eligible costs (100%)

The amounts depend on the country where the activity takes place 50 000 Euro

Grant € Maximum contribution %

At least two different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country.

EU

Expected timing (selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the project (max 30 points);  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 40 points);  Impact and dissemination (max 30 points). To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET MODULES

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  Promote research and first teaching experience for young researchers and scholars and practitioners in European Union issues;  Foster the publication and dissemination of the results of academic research;  Create interest in the EU and constitute the basis for future poles of European knowledge, particularly in Partner Countries;  Foster the introduction of a European Union angle into mainly non EU related studies;  Deliver tailor-made courses on specific EU issues relevant for graduates in their professional life.  General or introductory courses on European Union issues (in particular at institutions and faculties that do not yet have a highly developed course offering in the field);  Specialized teaching on European Union developments (in particular at institutions and faculties that do already have a highly developed course offering in the field);  Summer and intensive courses that are fully recognized. Teachers, researchers, students and young professionals

A higher education institution (HEI) established in any country of the world. HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries.

Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Project: Three years Activity: A Jean Monnet Module must be taught for a minimum of 40 hours per academic year (for three consecutive years) in the field of European Union studies at the applicant higher education institution.  Teaching Costs (scale of unit cost): the calculated national teaching cost per hour D.1 is multiplied by the (minimum) number of hours required (120 hours);  Additional Costs (flat-rate financing): a 'top-up' percentage of 40% for a Jean Monnet Module is added to the above mentioned costs basis. This top-up

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Maximum Grant € Maximum contribution %

EU

percentage takes account of the additional academic activities included in a Module such as staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, dissemination costs, costs for teaching materials and indirect costs, etc. 30 000 EUR, that can represent the maximum of 75% of the total cost of the Jean Monnet Module. 75% EU funding

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

   

Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25 Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET CHAIRS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  To promote a teaching post with a specialization in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers.  Deepen teaching in European Union studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution;  Conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU subjects, also for other educational levels such as teacher training and compulsory education;  Provide in-depth teaching on European Union matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labor market;  Encourage, advice and mentor the young generation of teachers and researchers in European Union studies subject areas. Specialization in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers.

A Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in any country of the world. HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries. Jean Monnet Chair holders must be permanent staff members at the applicant institution and have the rank of professor/senior lecturer. They may not be a "visiting professor" at the HEI applying for the grant. A Jean Monnet Chair must be hold by only one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year.

Project: Three years Activity: Jean Monnet Chair holders must teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year (for three consecutive years)  

Teaching Costs (scale of unit cost): the calculated national teaching cost per hour is multiplied by the (minimum) number of hours required (270 hours); Additional Costs (flat-rate financing): a 'top-up' percentage of 10% for a Jean Monnet Module is added to the above mentioned costs basis. This top-up percentage takes account of the additional academic activities included in a Module such as staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, dissemination costs, costs for teaching materials and indirect costs, etc.

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Maximum Grant € Maximum contribution %

EU

Expected timing

50 000 EUR, that can represent the maximum of 75% of the total cost of the Jean Monnet Module.

75% EU funding

(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

   

Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25 Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts (including Jean Monnet Chairs and/or Jean Monnet Module coordinators) and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries.  Organising and coordinating human and documentary resources related to European Union studies;  Leading research activities in specific European Union subjects (research function);  Developing content and tools on EU subjects to update and complement the currentcourses and curricula (teaching function);  Enhancing the debate and exchange of experiences about the EU (think-tank function);  Systematic publication ofthe results of research activities. Students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organized civil society and the general public at large. A higher education institution (HEI) established in any country of the world. HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

Project: Three years Activity: Three years

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs

Maximum Grant €

100 000 EUR

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Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing

80% EU funding

(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

   

Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25 Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET SUPPORT TO INSTITUTIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  To elaborate, analyses and popularize European Union subjects and their teaching.  To enhance teacher and training activities on European Union subjects  To contribute to the study of the European integration process. Support to institutions:  collect, elaborate, analyses and disseminate European Union facts and knowledge;  organize Master level courses on European Union issues or professional advanced training for practitioners, civil servants of local and regional authorities.

Support to associations:  Organise and carry out statutory activities of associations dealing with European Union studies and European Union issues (e.g. the publication of a newsletter, the setting up of a dedicated website, the organisation of the annual board meeting, the organisation of specific promotional events aimed at providing greater visibility to European Union subjects, etc.);  Publicize European Union facts among a wider public enhancing active citizenship. 

Institutions that enhance teacher and training activities on European Union subjects  Associations that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of the European integration process. Jean Monnet institutions: Institutions active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world. (Note: The following institutions are not eligible for this action: the designated European institutions pursuing an aim of European interest as well as the higher education institutions that are eligible for a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence or a Jean Monnet Chair) Jean Monnet associations: Any association of professors and researchers specializing in European Union Studies, established in any country of the world. The explicit purpose of the association must be to contribute to the study of the European integration process at national or transnational level. The association must have an interdisciplinary character.

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Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

Project: Three years

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs

Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing

For institutions: No maximum ceiling. For associations: Maximum € 50 000 80% EU funding

(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

   

Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25 Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET NETWORK

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.  To foster the creation and development of consortium of international players (HEIs, Centers of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies.  To gather information, exchange practices, build knowledge and promote the European integration process across the world.  To support the enhancement of existing networks  Gathering and promoting information and results on methodologies applied to high-level research and teaching on EU studies;  Enhancing cooperation between different higher education institutionsand other relevant bodies throughout Europe and around the world;  Exchanging knowledge and expertise with a view to mutually enhancing good practices;  Fostering cooperation and creating a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the European Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects.  HEIs, Centers of Excellence, departments, teams, and individual experts among others in the area of European Union studies. A higher education institution (HEI) or other organization active in the European integration area, established in any country of the world. The applicant must be the coordinator of the network that comprises a minimum of five participating institutions from five different countries. The designated European institutions (identified in the legal basis of the Erasmus+ Programme) pursuing an aim of European interest are not eligible to apply under this Action.

Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Project: Three years Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs

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Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing

€ 300 000 80% EU funding

(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points  Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25  Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

JEAN MONNET ACTIVITIES

Subprogramme

JEAN MONNET PROJECTS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels. 26 March at 12pm (midday Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year. To support project related to innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content.  Development and testing newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics;  Development of academic content and tools specifically designed for students of faculties/schools not normally dealing with EU issues;  Creation of virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts;  Design, production and implementation of self-training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU;  Developing and delivering appropriate pedagogical content and new/adapted didactic material for the teaching of European Union issues at the level of primary and secondary education;  Design and implementation of teacher training and continuing education for teachers, providing them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects;  Provision of specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions;  Boosting the level of knowledge and/or enhance the dynamic of a "department/chair/research team" in a given faculty/school which has expressed a specific interest/need via joint academic activities;  Joint development of content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions. Participating institutions may organize common activities, preparation of tools supporting courses, delivery of courses on EU issues particularly in those disciplines not traditionally associated with this field of study;  Supporting information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole;  Organization of conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues. Higher education institutions or other organizations active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world. The following institutions are not eligible to apply: designated institutions (identified in the legal basis of the Erasmus+ Programme) pursuing an aim of European interest as well as primary and secondary education establishments.

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Minimum number of promoters

1

Minimum number of countries Project: From 12 to 24 months

Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum

Participation in conferences, Travel, Subsistence: Unit costs Complementary activities: Lump sum - 25 000 EUR

60 000 EUR

Grant € Maximum contribution %

 

EU

Expected timing

80% EU funding

(Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

Relevance of the project: maximum 25 points Quality of the project design and implementation: maximum 25 points Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements: maximum 25  Impact and dissemination: maximum 25 points To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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ERASMUS+

Programme

Sport

Subprogramme

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels 15 May at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 January of the following year. 

Combat doping at grassroots level, notably in recreational environments such as amateur sport and fitness;  Support prevention and raise awareness among stakeholders involved in the fight against match-fixing;  Support prevention, educational and innovative approaches to tackle violence, racism and intolerance in sport;  Support the implementation of EU policy documents in the field of sport and other relevant policy areas such as recommendations, guidelines, policy strategies, etc. (e.g. EU Physical Activity Guidelines, EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes, Principles on good governance in sport, etc.).  Networking among key stakeholders;  Identification and sharing of good practices;  Development and implementation of training and educational modules;  Activities to increase the competences of multipliers in thefield of sport and to develop monitoring and benchmarking of indicators, notably as regards the promotion of ethical behaviours and codes of conduct among sportspeople;  Awareness-raising activities on the value of sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals;  Activities to improve the evidence-base of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges (collection of data, surveys, consultations, etc.);  Activities to promote innovative synergies between the field of sport and the fields of health, education, training and youth;  Conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness-raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities; Various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Any organization established in a Programme Country can be the applicant.

Minimum number of promoters

At least five organisations

Minimum number of countries

Five different Programme Countries

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Duration

From 12 to 36 months

(min-max) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum

Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs Maximum grant awarded: 500 000 EUR

Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

80% of the total eligible costs.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

Indicatively, 50% of the budget will be dedicated to projects addressing the following objectives:  support the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes;  support the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines. The following criteria apply:  Relevance of the project (max 30 points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 20 points)  Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (max 20 points)  Impact and dissemination (max 30 points). Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

ERASMUS+

Programme

Sport

Subprogramme

NOT-FOR-PROFIT EUROPEAN SPORT EVENTS

Action Managed by DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

(EC

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels Applicants have to submit their grant application by the following dates:  14March, at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 June of the same year;  15May, at 12pm (Brussels time) for projects starting as of 1 January of the following year.  Support the implementation, in the field of sport, of EU strategies in the areas of social inclusion and equal opportunities, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy;  Support the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines, to encourage participation in sport and physical activity;

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Eligible activities

Support the possible organisation of the European Week of Sport.

Organization of training activities for athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers in the run-up to the event; Organization of the event; Organization of side-activities to the sporting event (conferences, seminars); Implementation of legacy activities (evaluations, drafting of future plans).

   Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

Any public body or non-profit organization active in the field of sport, established in a Programme Country.

At least 12 different Programme Countries Up to 1 year (from preparation to follow-up)

Activity costs: Portion of eligible costs 2 000 000 EUR

80% of the total eligible costs

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Further comments/adds

 Relevance of the project (max 30 points)  Quality of the project design and implementation (max 40 points)  Impact and dissemination (max 30 points). Proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions_en

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1.3

DG Justice Programme DG JUSTICE PROGRAMME

Programme Subprogramme

1. Justice, including: 2.

1) Improving Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters (budget line 33 03 02)

2) Facilitating Access to Justice & Support Judicial Training (budget line 33 03 01) 3) Preventing and Reducing Drug Demand & Supply (budget line 33 03 03)

Action

Grants (calls) Managed by DG/Agency) Deadline Aims

(EC

EC DG

Q3 2014 This programme shall contribute to the further development of a European area of justice based on mutual recognition and mutual trust. It promotes:

1) 1) Specific objective for Improving Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters: to facilitate and support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters 2) 3) 2) Two specific objectives for Facilitating Access to Justice & Support Judicial Training:  to support and promote judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture  to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and support the rights of victims of crime, while respecting the rights of the defense  4) 3) Specific objective for Preventing and Reducing Drug Demand & Supply: to support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects closely linked to the general objective of the Programme, in so far as they are not covered by the Instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management, as part of the Internal Security Fund, or by the Health for Growth Programme 5) Eligible activities  1) Improving Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters  - Training activities (staff exchanges, workshops, development of training modules…)

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    

- Mutual learning, cooperation activities, exchange of good practices, peer reviews, development of ICT tools… - Awareness-raising activities, dissemination, conferences… - Support for main actors (key European NGOs and networks, Member States' authorities implementing Union law…) - Analytical activities (studies, data collection, development of common methodologies, indicators, surveys, preparation of guides…) 2) Facilitating Access to Justice & Support Judicial Training

- Organisation of interactive, practice-oriented training activities;

- Multilateral exchanges between legal practitioners (except for judges and prosecutors whose training bodies are members of the EJTN and may thus take part in the exchanges organised by the EJTN);

- Creation of training content, whether for presentable learning, blended learning or e-learning, either ready-to-use by trainers or by practitioners for selflearning; - Tools for training providers (for example: train-the-trainers events, tools to support the organization of training in other Member States, etc.). 3) Preventing and Reducing Drug Demand & Supply

- Data collection, surveys and research activities; - Training activities;

- Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries; - Dissemination and awareness-raising activities.

Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

To be eligible, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria: -

-

-

- The applicant must be a public entity or a private organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations; - The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000 for budget line 1Improving Judicial cooperation-, EUR 50 000 for budget line 2 -facilitating access to justice and support training- and EUR 75 000 for budget line 3 – Preventing and Reducing Drugs- The project must not be completed or have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application. - In addition, for budget line 2 -Facilitating Access to Justice and Support Training- and budget line 3 -Preventing and Reducing Drugs- the application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least two participating countries; Grant applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

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-

-

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries

- The applicants' operational and professional capacity to implement and/or coordinate the proposed action and to maintain their activities during the period of implementation of the proposed action; - The applicants' financial capability: the applicants should have stable and sufficient sources of funding to maintain their activities throughout the period during which the project is being carried out and to participate in its funding.

For budget line 2 - Facilitating Access to Justice & Support Judicial Training - and budget line 3 - Preventing and Reducing Drug Demand & Supply - the application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least two participating countries;

Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum

The total budget for the Justice Programme in the period 2014-2020 is EUR 378 million.

Grant â‚Ź

For the call 2014, the budget is :

3. 1) Improving Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters (budget line 33 03 4.

Maximum contribution %

EU

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.) Award Criteria

02): 14 228 000 EUR

2) Facilitating Access to Justice & Support Judicial Training (budget line 33 03 01): Judicial training: 14 390 000 EUR & Access to justice: 14 190 000 EUR 3) Preventing and Reducing Drug Demand & Supply (budget line 33 03 03): 3 004 000 EUR Maximum possible rate of co-financing of the eligible costs are between 80-95%

Q3 2014

Proposals will be assessed based on the following award criteria: (a) Relevance to the priorities of the call; (b) Quality of the proposed action;

(c) European added value of the project;

(d) Expected results, dissemination, sustainability and long-term impact; Further

(e) Cost-effectiveness.

Full information on the Justice Programme http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-2014-

2014-2020:

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comments/adds

2020/files/justice_awp_2014_annex_en.pdf

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Programme

DC JUSTICE PROGRAMME

Subprogramme

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020, including:

1) Ensuring the protection of rights and empowering citizens (budget line 33 02 01)

2) Rights and empowering citizens promoting non-discrimination and equality (budget line 33 02 02)

Action Managed by DG/Agency) Deadline Aims

(EC

Grants (calls) DG

Q4 2014

1 Ensuring the protection of rights and empowering citizens (budget line 33 02 01) 1.1 Daphne – to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women, as well as violence against other groups at risk, in particular groups at risk of violence in close relationships, and to protect victims of such violence 1.2 To promote and protect the rights of the child

1.3 To contribute to ensuring the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data

1.4 To promote and enhance the exercise of rights deriving from citizenship of the Union

1.5 To enable individuals in their capacity as consumers or

entrepreneurs in the internal market to enforce their rights

deriving from Union law, having regard to the projects funded under the Consumer Programme

2 Rights and empowering citizens Promoting non-discrimination and equality (budget line 33 02 02)

2.1 to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, and to respect the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter

2.2 to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance

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2.3 to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities

2.4 to promote equality between women and men and to advance

gender mainstreaming Eligible activities

1. Ensuring the protection of rights and empowering citizens (budget line 33 02 01) - mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation activities; - awareness-raising, information, dissemination activities.

1.1 capacity building for staff providing specialised victim support (e.g. through shelters and other forms of safe, accessible alternative accommodation, legal advice, medical and psychological counselling, hotlines or other essential services for victims and their families); 1.2 capacity building in relation to gender-specific issues and child-specific issues, for first points of contact for victims of violence so that they can better meet the specific needs of vulnerable victims, including signposting them to more specialist support services;

1.3 development of integrated and targeted strategies to enhance multidisciplinary cooperation between relevant actors providing support to victims, including in the fields of health, education, employment and social assistance; 1.4 specific support programmes to empower in particular the most vulnerable victims, such as persons with disabilities, migrants, Roma, persons belonging to ethnic minorities, LGBTI and elderly women, children in alternative care and street children. 1.5 mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation activities; - training.

1.6 Capacity-building for practitioners/professionals working with or for children in alternative care and detention. This may include training to address the rights of the child and how to communicate with children in an age- and contextappropriate manner, in accordance with UNCRC Article 12. 1.7 Capacity-building for lawyers representing children in criminal, administrative and civil justice on innovative methods used to promote and protect the rights of the child, such as: 1.8 test cases and class actions;

1.9 practical implementation of the third optional protocol to the UNCRC on a communications procedure;

1.10 recourse to the European Committee of Social Rights or the European Court of Human Rights.

1.11 improving the knowledge and expertise on the EU rules on free movement, in particular Directive 2004/38/EC, of local/regional/national authorities involved in implementing these rules; 1.12 raising the awareness of EU citizens of their right to free movement and their ability to effectively enforce their rights;

1.13 developing, identifying and promoting the exchange and dissemination of best

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practices implemented across the EU at local/regional/national level to foster the successful inclusion and participation of mobile EU citizens in the host EU country's civic and political life (e.g. through one-stop-shop information services addressed to newcomers, by promoting the participation of EU citizens coming from another Member States in local elections etc.) 2. Rights and empowering citizens promoting non-discrimination and equality (budget line 33 02 02) 2.1 Data collection and surveys;

- conducting scientific research or other scientific activities in the field of antidiscrimination; 2.2 monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;

-training of professionals; 2.3 mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;

- dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities.

2.4 This call will fund mutual learning and cooperation activities; in particular, it will fund projects aiming at sharing concrete best practices that are likely to increase efficient prevention as well as effective responses to racist, xenophobic and homophobic incidents, by means of criminal law or by other means. Projects on the use of criminal law should involve representatives of law enforcement authorities, prosecutors, and members of the judiciary, projects on prevention should involve actors having influence on the public opinion (such as media, local decision-makers etc.). Priority will be given to projects involving a large number of participating countries. The activities should result in the production of a manual summarising best practices, which could be disseminated to all relevant stakeholders in the participating countries. Wide dissemination of results and concrete recommendations to relevant stakeholders in all participating countries should be foreseen in the proposals. 2.5 monitoring and data collection concerning the racist/xenophobic/homophobic websites in participating countries;

existence

of

2.6 sharing of best practices among participating countries where such mechanisms exist (e.g. Ireland, Italy); 2.7 development of efficient reporting mechanisms for victims of hate crimes (particular focus should be put on the sustainability of reporting beyond the life of the project);

2.8 wide dissemination to relevant stakeholders in all participating countries and to the wider public, aiming to encourage victims or witnesses of racist or xenophobic incident to report.

2.9 The call will aim to support the launch and start-up phase of the inclusive EU card in the Member States that are participating in the Project Working Group on the development of the card. In particular the support will contribute to: 1. setting up the respective inclusive EU card national organisations (governmental or nongovernmental entities) whose main tasks will be: a) issuing the card; and b) collecting the benefits and maintaining contacts with

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service providers; 2. establishing the respective national package of benefits that Member States are ready to mutualise and taking the necessary national measures to make that possible (e.g. setting up of a database). 2.10 Training of professionals (i.e. civil servants); 2.11 mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation; 2.12 awareness raising, information, dissemination.

Target Group(s)

2.13 This call will support networks whose activities contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Programme and who will implement among others: analytical activities, training activities, mutual learning, cooperation, awarenessraising and dissemination activities. Depending on sub aim / sub activities

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

To be eligible, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:

(a) the applicant must be a public entity or a private non-profit-oriented organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation; (b) the application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least three participating countries; (c) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000; (EUR 100.000 for Aim 1.4)

(d) the project must not be completed or have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application. 2. Grant applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

(a) The applicants' operational and professional capacity to implement and/or coordinate the proposed action and to maintain their activities during the period of implementation of the proposed action;

(b) The applicants' financial capability: the applicants should have stable and sufficient sources of funding to maintain their activities throughout the period during which the project is being carried out and to participate in its funding. Minimum number of promoters

Depending on sub aim / sub activities

Minimum number of countries

The scope of projects can be either transnational or national, including the implementation of activities at regional or local level.

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Duration (minimummaximum)

Depending on sub aim / sub activities

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

The total budget for the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020 is EUR 439 973 000. For the call 2014, the budget is :

1) Ensuring the protection of rights & empowering citizens (budget line 33 02 01): 23 007 000 EUR 2) Promoting non-discrimination and equality (budget line 33 02 02): 31 151 000 EUR

Maximum Grant â‚Ź Maximum contribution %

Depending on sub aim / sub activities EU

Expected timing (selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

80%

Depending on sub aim / sub activities Proposals will be assessed based on the following award criteria: - Relevance to the priorities of the call; - Quality of the proposed action;

- European added value of the project;

- Expected results, dissemination, sustainability and long-term impact; Further comments/adds

- Cost-effectiveness.

Full information on the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-20142020/files/rec_awp_2014_annex_en.pdf

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1.4

Horizon 2020

Programme

HORIZON 2020

Subprogramme

Excellent science

Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Aims

E-INFRASTRUCTURES EC DG Enterprise

2015-01-14 +17:00:00

VREs are expected to result in more effective collaboration between researchers and higher efficiency and creativity in research as well as in higher productivity of researchers thanks to reliable and easy access to discovery, access and re-use of data. They will accelerate innovation in research via an integrated access to potentially unlimited digital research resources, tools and services across disciplines and user communities and enable researchers to process structured and qualitative data in virtual and/or ubiquitous workspaces. They will contribute to increased take-up of collaborative research and data sharing by new disciplines, research communities and institutions.

Each VRE should abstract from the underlying e-infrastructures using standardized building blocks and workflows, well documented interfaces, in particular regarding APIs, and interoperable components. Over time VREs will be composed of generic services delivered by e-infrastructures and domain specific services co-developed and co-operated by researchers, technology and e-infrastructure providers, and possibly commercial vendors.

Eligible activities

The VRE proposals should clearly identify and build on requirements from real use cases, e.g. for integration of heterogeneous data from multiple sources and valueadded services for computing, modelling, simulation, and data exploration, mining and visualization, taking due account of privacy aspects. They should re-use tools and services from existing infrastructures and projects at national and/or European level as appropriate.

Where data are concerned, projects will define the semantics, ontologies, the 'what' metadata, as well as the best computing models and levels of abstraction (e.g. by means of open web services) to process the rich semantics at machine level (the so called 'how' metadata), as to ensure interoperability. They may also support proof of concept, prototyping and deployment of advanced data services and environments, and access to top-of-the-range connectivity and computing. VREs may target any area of science and technology, especially interdisciplinary ones, including ICT, mathematics, web science and social sciences and humanities. Focusing on the ICT infrastructures needed for addressing the Societal Challenges is especially encouraged. Proposals should indicate the number of researchers they target as potential users. This topic is complementary with topic INFRADEV-4-2014/2015, as VREs integrate data, network and computing resources for interdisciplinary research communities, whereas INFRADEV-4-2014/2015 addresses interoperability of services and

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common solutions for cluster of ESFRI and other research infrastructure initiatives in thematic areas.

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 8 million would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

At least three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.

At least three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other. Research & Innovation Actions – Proposals requesting a Large contribution are expected
 100%

Information on the outcome of the evaluation (single or first stage): Maximum 3 months from the final date for submission Information on the outcome of the evaluation (second stage): Maximum 5 months from the final date for submission Indicative date for the signing of grant agreements: Maximum 3 months from the date of informing applicants they have been successful Experts will evaluate on the basis of the criteria ‘excellence’, ‘impact’ and ‘quality and efficiency of the implementation’. The aspects to be considered in each case depend on the types of action:  Clarity and pertinence of the objectives;  Credibility of the proposed approach.  Soundness of the concept, including trans-disciplinary considerations, where relevant;  Extent that proposed work is ambitious, has innovation potential, and is beyond the state of the art (e.g. ground- breaking objectives, novel concepts and approaches) http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en

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Programme

HORIZON 2020

Subprogramme

Industrial leadership

Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

A European Label for innovation voucher programmes to support spin-in of technology EC DG Enterprise

1. stage 2014-04-02 17:00:00

2. stage 2014-09-09 +17:00:00

The action shall establish a European label for innovation voucher programmes that provides an open cooperation framework for the programmes established at local, regional and national level. 

Aims

Eligible activities

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Funding scheme

Participating programmes shall, as a minimum requirement, commit to treat foreign European service providers equal to those domestic ones and aim at a minimum of 5% of innovation vouchers used for cooperation outside the home country.  Increase the range and quality of services available to SMEs,  Enhance the opportunities of excellent researchers and other specialists to transfer their knowledge transnationally and accelerate the spin-in of technologies and knowledge. Innovation voucher programmes are well established support instruments for SMEs in many countries and regions in Europe. In a general way innovation voucher schemes can be characterized as small, lump-sum grants (typically below EUR 10.000) that support SMEs to contract universities, R&D service providers or private consultants to either conduct small innovation projects or to explore the feasibility of larger ones. In most innovation voucher schemes the innovation agency that has issued the voucher pays the invoice of a service provider after the SME has received the requested service. Innovation vouchers are used to establish an initial contact between knowledge institutions and SMEs and have proven to be a successful instrument to support the spin-in of technology and knowledge into SMEs' business practice. Most innovation voucher schemes are however limited to beneficiaries and service providers from a limited geographic area, which limits the possibility for transnational activities. Furthermore, the diversity of designs of voucher schemes sets barriers to cooperation between schemes. Only entities entrusted by national or regional governments to develop and/or implement innovation voucher programmes for SMEs All countries associated to the Seventh Framework Programme will in principle be associated to Horizon 2020 by the time the first grant agreements under Horizon 2020 are signed. This is, however, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of the respective procedures adopting the association agreements for each of the countries concerned. At least one legal entity established in a Member State or associated country

At least one legal entity established in a Member State or associated country Coordination and support actions

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(e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

The Commission considers that a proposal requesting a contribution from the EU of around EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of a proposal requesting another amount. 100%

Information on the outcome of the evaluation (single or first stage): Maximum 3 months from the final date for submission Information on the outcome of the evaluation (second stage): Maximum 5 months from the final date for submission Indicative date for the signing of grant agreements: Maximum 3 months from the date of informing applicants they have been successful Experts will evaluate on the basis of the criteria ‘excellence’, ‘impact’ and ‘quality and efficiency of the implementation’. The aspects to be considered in each case depend on the types of action:  Soundness of the concept;  Quality of the proposed coordination and/or support measures. For the criterion Excellence, in addition to its standard sub-criteria , the following aspects will also be taken into account:  number of involved Innovation voucher programmes;  ambition of acceptance of the private – foreign service providers.  for the evaluation of first-stage proposals under a two-stage submission procedure, only the criteria ‘excellence’ and ‘impact’ will be evaluated. The threshold for both individual criteria will be 4.

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Programme

HORIZON 2020

Subprogramme

Societal challenges

Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Smart cities and communities EC DG Enterprise

2014-05-07 +17:00:00

The proposals are expected to have the impacts described below:   

Aims

   

deploy wide-scale, innovative replicable and integrated solutions in the energy, transport, and ICT; trigger large scale economic investments with the repayment of implementation costs in acceptable time lines (to facilitate the bankability of the projects); increase the energy efficiency of districts and of cities and foster the use of renewables and their integration energy system and enable active participation of consumers; increase mobility efficiency with lower emissions of pollutants and CO2; reduce the energy costs; decarbonize the energy system while making it more secure and stable; create stronger links between cities in Member States with various geographical and economical positions through active cooperation.

It is envisaged that the proposals will also bring societal benefits: 

reduction of energy bills for all actors and especially for citizens and public authorities;  Increase quality of life by creating local jobs (that cannot be delocalized) in cities;  Increase air quality. The proposals should address the following main areas:

Eligible activities

 (Nearly zero) or low energy districts: through the integration and management of: i) the supply of energy with predominant exploitation of local resources (e.g. waste heat, renewables, storage) and the active participation of consumers (e.g. use of aggregators); ii) the cost-effective refurbishment of existing buildings without significant disruption for tenants (use of sustainable materials) with a special focus on residential buildings iii) the cross-cutting ICT solutions for the design and overall management of energy/ transport systems  Integrated Infrastructures: through the integration of physical infrastructures such as core networks, street scenes, lighting, industrial sites etc. to create new forms of value through re-use and repurposing. This should lead to quantifiable benefits such as reduction of capital /operational expenditure as well as reduced carbon / energy footprints. This might also imply exploitation of synergies between requirements for smart grids, broadband infrastructures and in general poly networks (e.g. district heating and cooling).  Sustainable urban mobility: through the integration of energy/ fuelling

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infrastructure with vehicle fleets powered by alternative energy carriers for public and private transport, including logistics and freight-distribution. Implications on energy management, and in the case of electro mobility, the impact on the electricity grid, of the deployment of high numbers of vehicles and/or the alternative fuel blends performance must be assessed. The proposed proposals should address in addition to the main areas presented above a strategy that addresses appropriate enabler actions to support the commercial exploitation of the proposal. This includes (indicative list): commitment of authorities (even if changes of politicians/ majority, in the course of the project); citizens' engagement and empowerment; optimizing policy and regulatory frameworks; open, consistent data and performance measurements; dissemination and unlocking the market potentials worldwide. According to the Communication on Smart Cities and Communities the light house projects should look for creating partnerships between industries, academics and cities, empower citizens and ensure the reliability of the solutions, ensure the funding from various sources[1]. Therefore each project should:   

Be realized in 2 – 3 cities or communities (light house cities or communities); include industry, city planning authorities which should also reflect the view of the consumer organizations, research community, local Small and Medium Size Companies (SMEs); In addition each project should co-involve 2 - 3 follower cities i.e. cities willing to contribute to the process though the replication of solutions at the end of the project and having access to the knowhow and results of the project and a privileged contact with the project's partners. The involvement of the follower cities should be relevant (e.g. participating in definition of user requirements and methodology of transferability of solutions, data collection etc.). The follower cities should aim at improving their energy performance or the share of use of renewables (e.g. 60% reduction of primary energy for buildings, 20 30 % RES use for electricity as well as for heating and cooling). EU geographical coverage conditions should be also applied. Ensure that all proposed activities are a part of ambitious urban plan. These activities should also lead to the development of integrated urban plans. For the lighthouse cities or communities these plans should be finalized (e.g. those compiled for the Covenant of Mayors, Sustainable Energy Action Plans, plans committed under the Green Digital Charter etc., but without limiting to this list of initiatives). The urban plan shall integrate buildings planning, energy networks, ICT, transport/mobility planning; additional issues may be addressed as well if relevant for the city. These plans shall be submitted with the proposal as a supporting document(s). In order to ensure the success of the lighthouse projects, the funding for the other parts of the programme or initiative in which the lighthouse projects are embedded should be secured from other sources, preferably private ones, but also other EU funding sources (European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds for example), national or regional funding. Projects should demonstrate and validate attractive business plans that allow large scale replication of fast economic recovery in cities of varying degrees of economic conditions (from very poor to very rich), varying sizes but significant urban areas and varying climatic conditions to ensure high impact and replication potential .

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Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

The industrial partners and municipality authorities should engage in replicating successful demonstration in their own and other cities, notably 'follower cities'; the replication plans are compulsory and are part of the evaluation.  Consortia must have a clearly defined structure with roles and responsibilities properly spelled out for all involved entities.  Besides economic sustainability, proposals must also commit to scientific and technical requirements in support to reliability:  Open and consistent data and interoperability of solutions in order to avoid locked –in customers.  Contribution to common data collection systems (e.g. as those developed by European Commission under SCC2 of this Work Programme), measurement and disclosure methodology, in order to facilitate a common footprint calculation methodology and other metrics (especially for energy saving; CO2 reductions, financial savings, number of jobs created, environmental impact etc.). The performance monitoring should last for a period of at least 2 years. Longer term commitment (e.g. 5 years) will give an added value to the proposal. Consortia should develop an integrated protocol for monitoring energy, infrastructure, mobility and governance practices in the lighthouse projects, enabling documentation of improved performance over short and long term periods. The monitoring protocol should be robust and viable also after the end of the project, supporting and increasing municipal capacity over time Participants may be asked to introduce performance data into existing data bases (CONCERTO technical monitoring data base). At least three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other At least three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other Innovation actions

70% (except for non-profit legal entities, where a rate of 100% applies)

Information on the outcome of the evaluation (single or first stage): Maximum 3 months from the final date for submission Information on the outcome of the evaluation (second stage): Maximum 5 months from the final date for submission Indicative date for the signing of grant agreements: Maximum 3 months from the date of informing applicants they have been successful. Experts will evaluate on the basis of the criteria ‘excellence’, ‘impact’ and ‘quality and efficiency of the implementation’. The aspects to be considered in each case depend on the types of action:  Clarity and pertinence of the objectives;  Credibility of the proposed approach.  Soundness of the concept, including trans-disciplinary considerations, where relevant;  Extent that proposed work is ambitious, has innovation potential, and is beyond the state of the art (e.g. ground- breaking objectives, novel concepts and approaches) http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en

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Programme

HORIZON 2020

Subprogramme

Research and Innovation

Sector Action Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Themes (2014-2015)

Deadline

Business

SME INSTRUMENT EC

 High risk ICT innovation  Nanotech, or other advanced tech for manufacturing and materials  Space research and development  Clinical research for the validation of diagnostics devices and biomarkers  Sustainable food production and processing  Blue growth  Low carbon energy systems  Greener and more integrated transport  Eco-innovation and sustainable raw material supply  Urban critical infrastructure  Biotechnology-based industrial processes  Mobile e-government applications (2015 only)  SME business model innovation (2015 only) Phase 1: 18/06/2014

18/03/2015 Phase 2:

09/10/2014 18/03/2015 Aims

24/09/2014

17/06/2015

17/12/2014 17/06/2015

17/12/2014

17/09/2015

16/12/2015

17/09/2015

16/12/2015

The aim of the SME Instrument is to fill the gaps in funding for early-stage, Research and Innovation SMEs and accelerating the exploitation of innovations. Projects will be selected through a bottom-up approach within a given societal challenge or enabling technology of H2020. They must be of clear interest and benefit to SMEs and have a clear European dimension. Phase 1 – Feasibility assessment

Development of a feasibility study verifying the technological and economic viability of an innovation idea with considerable novelty to the industry sector in which it is presented. Eligible activities

The activities could, for example, comprise risk assessment, market study, user involvement, Intellectual Property (IP) management, innovation strategy development, partner search, feasibility of concept and the like to establish a solid high-potential innovation project aligned to the enterprise strategy and with a European dimension.

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Phase 2 – Innovation project

Support of innovation projects that address the specific challenge of business transformation and that demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan.

Activities should focus on innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, miniaturisation, design, market replication and the like aiming to bring an innovation idea (product, process, service etc) to industrial readiness and maturity for market introduction, but may also include some research. Phase 3 – Commercialisation Target Group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply) Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g., real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing

Award Criteria

SMEs can benefit from indirect support measures and services as well as access to the financial facilities supported under Access to Risk Finance of this work programme. All types of innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow, and internationalise

Single for-profit SME or a consortium of for-profit SMEs established in EU Members States or countries associated to Horizon 2020 At least one SME 1

Phase 1: 6 months

Phase 2: 12-24 months

Phase 1: advance payment of 40% of the lump sum of €50,000; guarantee fund will retain 5% of the total amount of the grant

Phase 2: advance payments are foreseen on the basis of the standard rules for Horizon 2020 as specified in the grant manual Phase 1: €50.000

Phase 2: between €500.000 and €2.500.000 Phase 1: 70%

Phase 2: 70% - exceptionally, 100% where the research component is strongly present Information on the outcome of the evaluation:  Two months after the corresponding cut-off date set out for phase 1 and  Four months after the corresponding cut-off date set out for phase 2. Indicative date for the signing of grant agreements:  One month from the date of informing applicants in phase 1 and  two months from the date of informing applicants in phase 2 Excellence (score: 0-5)   

Clarity and pertinence of the objectives Credibility of the proposed approach Soundness of the concept, including trans-disciplinary considerations, where

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relevant Extent that proposed work is ambitious, has innovation potential, and is beyond the state of the art Impact (score: 0-5) 

  

The expected impacts listed in the work programme under the relevant topic Enhancing innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge Strengthening the competitiveness and growth of companies by developing innovations meeting the needs of European and global markets; and where relevant, by delivering such innovations to the markets;  Any other environmental and socially important impacts;  Effectiveness of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the project results, to communicate the project, and to manage research data where relevant Implementation (score: 0-5) 

Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, including appropriateness of the allocation of tasks and resources;  Complementarity of the participants within the consortium (when relevant);  Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management The SME instrument consists of 3 separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 with a view to applying to phase 2 at a later date, or directly to phase 2.

Further comments/adds

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en

1.5

Horizon 2020 - Energy Efficiency

Programme

HORIZON 2020

Pillar

Societal Challenges

Further comments/adds

From 2014 onwards the type of activities funded by the Intelligent-Energy Europe Programme are supported under the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme ‘Horizon2020’. Energy Efficiency (EE) 

Subprogramme / Calls for proposals

Buildings and consumers o EE1: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings (IA) o EE2: Buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings (IA) o EE3: Energy strategies and solutions for deep renovation of historic buildings (RIA) o EE4: Construction skills (CSA) o EE5: Increasing energy performance of existing buildings through process and organisation innovations and creating a market for deep renovation (CSA) o EE6: Demand response in blocks of buildings (IA) o EE7: Enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan and implement sustainable energy policies and measures (CSA) o EE8: Public procurement of innovative sustainable energy solutions (CSA)

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Action types / Subcalls

o EE9: Empowering stakeholders to assist public authorities in the definition and implementation of sustainable energy policies and measures (CSA) o EE10: Consumer engagement for sustainable energy (CSA) o EE11: New ICT-based solutions for Energy Efficiency (RIA) o EE12: Socioeconomic research on energy efficiency (RIA)  Heating and cooling o EE13: Technology for district heating and cooling (RIA) o EE14: Removing market barriers to the uptake of efficient heating and cooling solutions (CSA)  Industry and products o EE15: Ensuring effective implementation of EU product efficiency legislation(CSA) o EE16: Organisational innovation to increase energy efficiency in industry(CSA) o EE17: Driving energy innovation through large buyer groups (CSA) o EE18: New technologies for utilization of heat recovery in large industrial systems, considering the whole energy cycle from heat production to transformation, delivery and end use (RIA)  Finance for sustainable energy o EE19: Improving the financeability and attractiveness of sustainable energy investments (CSA) o EE20: Project development assistance for innovative bankable and aggregated sustainable energy investment schemes and projects (PDA, CSA) o EE21: Development and market roll-out of innovative energy services and financial schemes for sustainable energy (CSA) Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) – EE04; EE05; EE07; EE08; EE09; EE10; EE14; EE15; EE16; EE17; EE19; EE21 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) – EE06; EE11; EE12; EE13 Project Development Assistance (PDA) – EE20 Public-private partnership (PPP) – EE01; EE02; EE03; EE18

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline (2014-2015)

European Commission CSA: 05/06/2014; 10/06/2015 RIA: 05/06/2014; 10/06/2015

PDA: 05/06/2014; 10/06/2015 PPP: 20/03/2014; 09/12/2014 

Aims

Eligible activities

Research and demonstration of more energy-efficient technologies and solutions.  The activities aim at facilitating the market uptake of energy technologies and services, fostering social innovation, removing non-technological barriers, promoting standards and accelerating the cost effective implementation of the Union's energy policies. Coordination and support actions (CSA) consist primarily in accompanying measures such as standardisation, dissemination, awareness-raising and communication, networking, coordination or support services, policy dialogues and mutual learning exercises and studies, including design studies for new infrastructure and may also

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include complementary activities of networking and coordination between programmes in different countries. For the Energy-efficiency Call, Coordination and support actions are the type of projects previously supported under the European Union's Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme. Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) are actions with Research and Development activities as the core of the project intending to establish new scientific and technical knowledge and/or explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution:  

may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment; may contain closely connected but limited demonstration or pilot activities aiming to show technical feasibility in a near to operational environment.

Project Development Assistance (PDA) facilities aim to bridge the gap between sustainable energy plans and real investment through supporting all activities necessary to prepare and mobilise investment into sustainable energy projects. These activities can include feasibility studies, stakeholder and community mobilisation, financial engineering, business plans, technical specifications and procurement procedures.

Target group(s) Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Public-private partnership (PPP) actions will strive to solve problems together with industry while focusing on the removal of existing barriers through market uptake measures in order to build capacity, provide support for sustainable energy policy implementation, mobilise financing for sustainable energy investments and foster uptake of technologies relevant for energy efficiency in buildings.  

Public

Legal entities established in the Member States of the European Union, including their overseas departments  International European interest organisations Legal entities shall be independent of each other. 3*

Minimum number of countries

Exceptions:  EE4 "Construction Skills': Proposals focusing on upgrading or establishing large-scale qualification and training schemes for craftsmen and other on-site workers, in the continuation of the BUILD UP Skills initiative, may be submitted by one legal entity  EE19 "Improving financial ability and attractiveness of sustainable energy investment": Proposals aiming to create national sustainable energy financing platforms may be submitted by one legal entity  EE20: For the whole of the topic 'Project Development Assistance', proposals may be submitted by one legal entity

Duration (minimummaximum)

CSA: 12-30 months

Minimum number of promoters

3*

RIA: 36-48 months

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Total amount available (€) Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing

IA: 30-36 moths

CSA/PDA: €500.000-2.000.000 RIA/IA: €2.000.000-5.000.000 CSA: 100% RIA: 100% IA: 70%

Information on the one-stage evaluation:

maximum 5 months from the final date for submission Signature of grant agreements:

Maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

CSA including PDA 1. Excellence  Clarity and pertinence of the objectives  Credibility of the proposed action  Soundness of the concept  Quality of the proposed coordination and/or support measures 2. Impact  The expected impacts listed in the programme under the relevant topic  Effectiveness of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the project results (including management of IPR), to communicate the project, and to manage research data where relevant 3. Quality and efficiency of the implementation  Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, including appropriateness of the allocation of tasks and resources;  Complementarity of the participants within the consortium (when relevant);  Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management RIA/IA including PPP Award Criteria

1. Excellence

Clarity and pertinence of the objectives; Credibility of the proposed approach. Soundness of the concept, including trans-disciplinary considerations, where relevant Extent that proposed work is ambitious, has innovation potential, and is beyond the state of the art (e.g., ground-breaking objectives, novel concepts and approaches) 2. Impact    

Enhancing innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge; Strengthening the competitiveness and growth of companies by developing innovations meeting the needs of European and global markets; and, where relevant, by delivering such innovations to the markets; Any other environmental and socially important impacts (not already covered above); Effectiveness of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the project results (including management of IPR), to communicate the project, and to

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manage research data where relevant. 3. Implementation   

Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, including appropriateness of the allocation of tasks and resources; Complementarity of the participants within the consortium (when relevant); Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management.

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1.6

EUROPEAID

Programme Subprogramme

Action

DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION INSTRUMENT (EUROPEAID) 1. 2. 3. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6

Geographic Programmes Thematic Programmes ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) Sugar Protocol poverty eradication and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals; essential needs of the population, in particular primary education and health; social cohesion and employment; governance, democracy, human rights and support for institutional reforms; trade and regional integration; sustainable development through environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources; 1.7 sustainable integrated water resource management and fostering greater use of sustainable energy technologies; 1.8 developing infrastructure and an increased use of information and communication technologies; 1.9 sustainable rural development and ensuring food security; 1.10 assistance in post-crisis situations and fragile States 2.1 investing in people;

2.2 Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources; 2.3 Non-state actors and local authorities in development; 2.4. Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) 2.5 Migration and asylum thematic programme

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

3.1 programme of accompanying measures for the 18 African, Caribbean and Pacific(ACP) Sugar Protocol countries

All actions are managed by the European Commission

Please follow the Calls for Proposals opened at different times on different programmes/actions on the EC website:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1397049072182&do=publi.welcome&ORDERBYAD=Des c&ORDERBY=upd&SEARCHTYPE=QS&NBPUBLILIST=15&userlanguage=en    

combating poverty in developing countries fostering sustainable economic, social and environmental development promoting democracy, the rule of law, good governance promoting respect for human rights

Under various Sub-programmes and Actions, EUROPEAID gives funds to these main

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kinds of activities: (Please refer to the related Call for more details) A.

Designing EU development policies

- Development Policies

- The European Consensus on Development - Policy coherence on development - Intervention areas B.

- Cross cutting issues

Governance and Human Rights

- Governance

- Human rights and democracy

- Civil society and local authorities - Security and conflict

- Migration and asylum

C. Human development - Gender equality

- Children and young people - Health

- Education - Culture

D. Food and natural resources - Fighting hunger - Environment

- Agriculture and rural development

E. Economy and trade

- Employment and social protection - Economic support

- Infrastructure and transport

Target Group(s)

Eligible promoters

Europe Aid implements programmes and projects around the world, wherever assistance is needed. It tailors support to fit the region or country being helped. Programmes with a global reach allow the EU to provide similar support to countries facing similar problems. Therefore the target group of the programme is too wide to classify. 

non-State Actors (NSAs), including non-governmental organisations, social partner organisations, such as professional associations, universities and

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(who can apply)

   

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

Award Criteria Further comments/adds Eligibility Conditions

research institutes, etc.; local authorities and consortia thereof or associations representing them; international (intergovernmental) organisations, as defined by Article 43 of the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation of the European Community; partner countries and regions, and their institutions; decentralised bodies in the partner countries (municipalities, provinces, departments and regions); joint bodies set up by the partner countries and regions with the Community; international organisations; EU agencies

Generally, The applicant shall compose a consortium that includes at least 2 national/international authorities or agencies from two different Participating States. It may change according to the different actions. Please refer to the related call for precise details.

It may change according to the different actions. Please refer to the related call for precise details.

Generally the EUROPEAID programmes support projects from 10 mounts to 36 mounts. Please refer to the related Call for the eligible duration of projects under that programme. General Approach is based on lump-sum payments. Please refer to the guidelines for EUROPEAID: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/economicsupport/documents/guidelines_budget_support_en.pdf

The maximum grant may change according to different sub-programmes. The average maximum rate is between 500.000 and 1.500.000 € (Please refer to the related Call for the precise grant amounts)

Generally the maximum percentage is 90%. Please refer to the related Call for the precise rate.

*An example timing from a Call for “Support Programme For The Consolidation Of The EU- Africa Partnership On Cotton” Deadline for submission of Concept Note: End May 2014

Deadline for submission of Full Application Form: End August 2014 (Please refer to the related Call for precise timing)

(*http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/documents/awp/2014/awp_2014_africa_en.pdf) The evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the procedures set out in the Practical Guide to contract procedures for EU external actions

Applicants must furthermore be established in an eligible country in accordance with the basic act governing the programme in question. Applicants that have a conflict of interest in relation to a particular contract are excluded from this contract award. In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must: • be legal persons and

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• be non-profit-making and

• be specific types of organisations such as civil society organisations, including nongovernmental, non-profit organisations and independent foundations, think tanks, community based organisations, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local and national level as defined by Article 43 of the Implementing Rules to the EC Financial Regulation and ; • be established in a Member State of the European Union or Armenia or of the European Economic Area, or an eligible beneficiary country under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance. This obligation does not apply to international organisations and;

• be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity/ies, not acting as an intermediary and • operate in partnership with at least one local partner

1.7

Programme for Employment and Social Innovation

Programme

EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION, SOCIAL DIALOGUE LABOUR LAW

BUDGET HEADING 04.03.01.06 Sub-programme

INFORMATION, CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF UNDERTAKINGS

Action

VP/2014/003

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Deadline

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG 4 June 2014 for actions commencing no earlier than 1 October 2014 and no later than 31 December 2014 For the financial year 2014 the following objectives may be supported:

Priority objectives

 to promote actions designed to prepare the setting up of transnational information, consultation and participation bodies and mechanisms arising from the application of EU law on employee involvement;

 to promote the exchange of information and good practice aimed at creating favourable conditions for the setting up of national information, consultation and participation bodies and mechanisms arising from the application of EU law on

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employee involvement;

 to promote action aiming to familiarize the social partners and actors at company level with the content of EU law on transnational employee involvement and to enable them to exercise their rights and their duties in this regard ;  to promote transnational actions involving representatives of the new Member States and of Candidate Countries in the field of employee involvement; 

to promote action aiming to familiarize the actors represented at company level with transnational company agreements and to strengthen their cooperation within the European Union; to develop expertise across Member States, promoting cooperation between relevant Authorities and stakeholders and fostering relations with the Union Institutions so as to support the implementation and improve the effectiveness of EU law on employee involvement.

A. Conferences, seminars, short training actions, manuals and exchange of information and of good practices involving workers' and/or employers' representatives; Eligible activities

B. Analysis papers on quantitative, qualitative aspects and results on subjects related to workers' and employers' representation and social dialogue at under-taking level in a transnational cooperation context; C. Websites, publications, newsletters and others means for the dissemination of information.

Target Group(s)

Workers, employers General rule of eligibility: The budget heading is intended to finance specific transnational cooperation projects. Therefore grants are not intended to finance the normal operation or meetings of bodies representing management or labour (the social partners); they are intended only to cover additional expenditure linked directly to projects. Applicants must be:

Eligible applicants, promoters (who can apply)

- Properly constituted and registered legal persons, having their registered office based in one of the Member States of the European Union. In derogation from this requirement and pursuant to Article 131 of the Financial Regulation, the organisations of social partners without legal personality under the applicable national law are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met. – Representatives of workers or employers such as:

A) for workers: applicants may be works councils or similar bodies ensuring the general representation of workers; regional, national, European, sectorial or multi-sectorial trade unions; B) for employers: applicants may be the management of undertakings, organisations representing employers at regional, national, European, sectorial or multi-sectorial level. In the case of commercial undertakings, the objective of the project must be non-

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commercial in nature.

– As an exception, applicants may also be technical bodies such as non-profit training or research bodies and commercial companies only if the aim of the project is noncommercial. The above quoted technical bodies and commercial undertakings will be considered eligible only where they are expressly mandated by one or more eligible organisations representing workers or employers of Member States and when a mandatory letter of endorsement is included. – Co-applicants must have their registered office in one of the Member States or Candidate Countries.

In order to strengthen co-operation between workers' and employers' representatives in respect of information, consultation and participation within undertakings operating in more than one Member State, projects involving only one information and consultation body should be submitted as joint projects from representatives of workers and employers. Where particular circumstances do not allow submitting such a joint project, the reasons must be specified in the application. To be eligible, applications must: -

Be sent by the deadline; Be submitted according to the requirements; Be complete, detailed and include all the documents and elements. Applications lacking one or more of the documents and/or elements requested will be considered not eligible and therefore will not be examined by the Evaluation Committee

Requested documents and/or elements:

Eligible applications

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Official covering letter of the application; Print-out of the duly completed and submitted on-line application form; A declaration on honour from the lead applicant and each co-applicant; A letter of mandate from each co-applicant; For each affiliated entity (if any), a document providing proof of the legal and /or capital link with the lead applicant or a co-applicant; Financial identification form of the lead applicant organisation; Legal entity form of the lead applicant and each co-applicant; A detailed work programme for the project; A budget explanation for the project; A list of the associated organisations and third parties involved in the action; Letters of commitment; A curriculum vitae of the person responsible for managing the action; In the case of subcontracting for external expertise, the completed form "Contracts for implementing the action" provided in to the on-line application; The most recent balance sheet of the lead applicant and all co-applicant organisations; For grant requests over EUR 750 000: an external audit report produced by an approved auditor, certifying the accounts of the applicant organisation for the last financial year available.

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To be eligible, actions must:

• Comply with the rules related to dates of starting of the actions; • Be linked to at least one of the priority objectives; Eligibility of actions

• Be fully carried out in the Member States of the European Union or Candidate Countries at the deadline for the submission of applications; • Comply with the rules on subcontracting and external;

• Comply with the European Union co-financing percentage of maximum 90;

• Have the involvement of co-applicants, affiliated entities or associate organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country in the case of proposals which are not submitted by a European-level workers' or employers' organisation.

Minimum number of promoters

Minimum number of countries

Duration (minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Allocated amount € Minimum Grants € Maximum

Transnational cooperation projects: organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country;

Participants in projects should be representatives of workers or employers from the Member States and candidates countries at the deadline for the submission of applications (i.e. members or future members of information, consultation and participation bodies; management of undertakings or groups or members of employers’ associations; officials of workers organisations/ trade union representatives; experts nominated by the eligible social partners. Transnational cooperation projects: a joint projects - organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country.

The maximum duration of an operation is 24 months. The Commission may adjust the duration of the operation proposed in the application. The Commission welcomes in particular projects that provide for a full project cycle, including preparatory, dissemination, implementation, and follow-up and reporting activities. Therefore, the duration of projects can be up to 24 months. Grant for action. The budget authority has fixed the amount allocated to the present Call for Proposals for 2014 at € 7 250 000. The grants shall be covered by a written grant agreement and the requested Union funding per project must not be less than EUR 108.000. n/a; (€ 7 250 000).

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Grant €

Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

This budget heading allows support to be given to projects to which the applicants contribute at least 10 % of the total eligible costs of the action. Contributions in kind will not be taken into account. Any application which requests a grant of more than 90 % will be excluded automatically from the selection. a) Publication of the call - March 2014

b) Deadline for submitting applications - 4 June 2014 c) Evaluation period - Until end July 2014

d) Information to applicants, signature of grant agreement or notification of grant decision - From mid-September 2014 e) Starting date of the action/ work programme - Between 1 October and 31 December 2014

Proposals which fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria will be assessed according to the following award criteria:

Award Criteria

1. The extent to which the operation meets the objectives of the budget heading and the priority objectives; 2. The extent to which the project concerns innovative measures or new subjects in relation to information, consultation and participation of representatives of undertakings and which adds value to the existing situation; 3. The extent to which the project promotes the joint participation of employers and workers; 4. The extent to which the operation has a genuine transnational dimension; 5. The extent to which workers' and/or employers' representatives from new Member States or candidate countries are actively involved in the project; 6. The cost-effectiveness of the operation; 7. The overall quality, clarity and completeness of the proposal, including the budgetary aspects and the arrangements to publicise the operation, including aspects related to the European Union funding, and dissemination methods envisaged.

When assessing the proposals according to the abovementioned award criteria, the following method will be applied: • Applications with a score below 50% for criteria 1 or 4 will not be considered for award.

• Applications with an average overall score of less than 60% will not be considered for award. • Taking account of the budget available for this call for proposals, the proposals with

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the highest evaluation scores will be selected for award. Further comments/adds

Call for Proposals, 2014, VP/2014/003: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=405&furtherCalls=y es.

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EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION, SOCIAL DIALOGUE SOCIAL DIALOGUE, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Programme

BUDGET HEADING 04.03.01.08

Sub-programme

Industrial relations and social dialogue

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

VP/2014/001 Support for social dialogue EUROPEAN COMMISSION (COM)

Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG 25 August 2014 – indicative amount foreseen depending on the quality of proposals submitted: EUR 4 500 000

Deadline

Objectives of the call for Proposals

In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 08 is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industry and sectorial level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), and for developing European social dialogue in its different dimensions of information exchange, consultation, negotiation and joint action. This call will be used to finance consultations, meetings, negotiations and other actions designed to achieve these objectives and to promote actions outlined in the European Commission's Communication on The European social dialogue, a force for innovation and change (COM(2002)341), the Communication on Partnership for change in an enlarged Europe – Enhancing the contribution of European social dialogue (COM(2004)557) and the Commission Staff Working Document on the Functioning and potential of European sectorial social dialogue (SEC(2010)964). Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives related to the adaptation of social dialogue to changes in employment and work and related challenges, such as addressing modernisation of the labour market, quality of work, anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring, the greening of the economy, flex-security, skills, mobility and migration, youth employment, health and safety at work, reconciliation of work and family life, gender equality, action in the field of antidiscrimination, active ageing, healthier and longer working lives, active inclusion and decent work.

Targeted measures

The following categories of action are targeted: -

measures to prepare European social dialogue, such as preparatory surveys, meetings and conferences;

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measures regarded as part of social dialogue within the meaning of Articles 154 and 155 TFEU, such as negotiations, preparatory meetings for negotiations or activities relating to the implementation of negotiated agreements and other negotiated outcomes; measures to implement the European social partners' work programmes (such as the organisation of round tables, exchanges of experience and networks of key actors);

measures to monitor and follow up European social dialogue activities and outcomes, such as conferences and other initiatives to disseminate and evaluate the results of European social dialogue through European or national events, or through studies and (paper or electronic) publications (including the translation); measures to improve the coordination, functioning and effectiveness of European social dialogue, including through the identification and development of joint approaches by the social dialogue committees, such as the exchange of good practice and related joint training events;

measures to strengthen the capacity of social partners to contribute to European social dialogue with particular attention to new Member States and Candidate Countries (such as information and training seminars); measures by social partners which contribute to the employment and social dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the monitoring and analysis of its impact on labour markets;

measures to support the European social partners and social dialogue committees undertake and contribute to impact assessment of the employment and social dimensions of EU initiatives.

Measures that aim mainly at improving expertise in the field of industrial relations, including through analysis and research and by promoting the exchange of information and experience among relevant actors, are not covered by this call for proposals. This type of actions will be funded under a separate call for proposals.

A. Conferences, seminars, short training actions, manuals and exchange of information and of good practices involving workers' and/or employers' representatives; Eligible activities

Target Group(s) Eligible applicants, promoters

B. Analysis papers on quantitative, qualitative aspects and results on subjects related to workers' and employers' representation and social dialogue at under-taking level in a transnational cooperation context; C. Websites, publications, newsletters and others means for the dissemination of information. Workers, employers

To be eligible, applicants must: -

(who can apply) -

Be properly constituted and registered legal persons. In application of Article 131 of the Financial Regulation, social partner organisations without legal personality are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met; Fall within one of the following categories:

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Social partners: a. European social partner organisations currently consulted in accordance with Article 154 TFEU7,

b. European-level social partner organisations not covered in (i) above, for example those involved in the preparation and launch of European social dialogue at sectoral level,

c. National or regional social partner organisations, as long as the project is part of a European approach.

2) Organisations linked to industrial relations: -

Non-profit-making organisations, research centres/institutes, universities, Non-profit-making networks8 of companies or of workers' organisations.

3) Public authorities: -

4) -

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Public authorities, including related associations and government services or agencies.

International organisations: -

International organisations (such as UN Agencies) active in the fields of social dialogue and/or industrial relation.

The lead applicant must have its registered office in one of the EU Member States; Co-applicants must have their registered office in one of the Member States or Candidate Countries.

To be eligible, applications must: -

Eligible applications

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Be submitted by the deadlines indicated in section 3.1 (both electronically and on paper); Be submitted on-line before being printed, and sent in 2 copies as a paper application duly signed (one original dossier and one copy of all submitted documents). Please see section 4.2 for further details on the submission of the application; Be complete and include all requested documents and/or elements.

Applicants should note that the Evaluation Committee will not examine applications lacking one or more of these documents. Requested documents and/or elements: - Complete application file; - Official covering letter of the application;

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Print-out of the duly completed and submitted on-line application form; A declaration on honour from the lead applicant and each co-applicant; A letter of mandate from each co-applicant; For each affiliated entity (if any), a document providing proof of the legal and /or capital link with the lead applicant or a co-applicant; Financial identification form of the lead applicant organisation; Legal entity form of the lead applicant and each co-applicant; A detailed work programme for the project; A budget explanation for the project; A list of the associated organisations and third parties involved in the action; Letters of commitment; A curriculum vitae of the person responsible for managing the action; In the case of subcontracting for external expertise, the completed form "Contracts for implementing the action" The most recent balance sheet of the lead applicant and all co-applicant organisations (not necessary for public bodies and international organisations); For grant requests over EUR 750 000: an external audit report produced by an approved auditor, certifying the accounts of the applicant organisation for the last financial year available.

To be eligible, actions must:

- Have the involvement of co-applicants, affiliated entities or associate organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country in the case of projects which are not submitted by a European-level or international organisation; Eligibility of actions

- Have genuine involvement, i.e. as co-applicant or associate organisation, from a European social partner organisation, unless the proposal is submitted by an international organisation;

- If a workers' organisation is lead or co-applicant, have genuine involvement, i.e. as coapplicant or associate organisation, of an employers' organisation; - Not request a European Union grant of over 90% of the total eligible cost of the action (or 95% in the case of the derogations;

- Be fully carried out in the Member States of the European Union or the Candidate Countries; - Comply with the rule on the start date of actions.

Minimum number of promoters

Minimum number of countries Duration

Lead applicant and co-applicant, organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country; The applicant (lead and co-applicants) must have the financial and operational capacity to complete the activity for which funding is requested. Only organisations who demonstrate the necessary financial and operational capacity may be awarded a grant. Eligible organisations from more than one Member State and/or Candidate Country.

The Commission welcomes in particular projects that provide for a full project cycle, including preparatory, dissemination, implementation, and follow-up and reporting

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(minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Allocated amount €

activities. Therefore, the duration of projects can be up to 24 months. For actions directly related to EU social dialogue outcomes – such as agreements – and covering the full cycle of implementation and evaluation of such outcomes, a longer duration (i.e. beyond 24 months) could exceptionally be considered. Grant for action. The foreseen budgetary allocation to this call is EUR 8 500 000.

Minimum Grants € Maximum Grant €

The grants shall be covered by a written grant agreement and the requested Union funding must not be less than EUR 108.000. n/a; (€ 8 500 000). Under this call for proposals, the COM may decide to finance up to 90% of the total eligible cost of the action.

Maximum EU contribution %

In derogation from the previous paragraph, the COM may decide to finance up to 95% of the total cost of social dialogue actions involving negotiations in accordance with Articles 154 and 155 TFEU, meetings to prepare for negotiations (second bullet point under targeted measures), or joint social partner actions relating to the implementation of the results of European social dialogue negotiations. Applications which request a grant of more than 90% of the total eligible cost (or 95% exclusively for the cases listed above) will not be considered.

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

a) Publication of the call - March 2014

b) Deadline for submitting applications - 25 August 2014 c) Evaluation period - Until end October 2014

d) Information to applicants, signature of grant agreement or notification of grant decision - From mid-November 2014 e) Starting date of the action/ work programme - no later than 31 December 2014 Proposals which fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria will be assessed according

Award Criteria

to the following award criteria: -

The extent to which the action meets the objectives and priorities of the call for proposals; The extent to which the action has a genuine transnational dimension;

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The quality of the consortium and broader partnership, including the degree of involvement and commitment at the application stage of the social partners/stakeholders in the action; The extent to which the action contributes to the priorities, activities or results of European social dialogue; The added value, i.e. the lasting impact and/or multiplier effect of the action; The cost-effectiveness of the action;

The arrangements to publicise the action and disseminate the results, including the quality and/or innovativeness of dissemination plans; The overall quality, clarity and completeness of the proposal and budget explanation;

When assessing the proposals according to the abovementioned award criteria, the following method will be applied:

• Applications with a score below 50% for criteria 1, 1 or 4 will not be considered for award. • Applications with an average overall score of less than 60% will not be considered for award.

• Taking account of the budget available for this call for proposals, the proposals with the highest evaluation scores will be selected for award. Call for Proposals, 2014, VP/2014/001: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=402&furtherCalls=y es. http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=630&callId=402&furtherCalls=y es.

Further comments/adds

SOCIAL EUROPE

Programme

BUDGET HEADING 04.03 77 09 Sub-programme

Preparatory action: Information centres for EU migrant workers and posted workers

Action

VP/2014/005

Managed by DG/Agency) Deadline

(EC

EUROPEAN COMMISSION Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG 20 June 2014 for actions commencing no earlier than 01/09/2014 and no later than

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15/10/ 2014

General background

This call for proposals is linked to the adoption by the co-legislators of a new Directive on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers. This Directive is a so-called “enforcement Directive”, which is aimed at better enforcing the rights conferred on EU migrant workers and their family members by Article 45 TFEU and by Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union.

The overall scope of this Preparatory Action is to explore the feasibility of cross-border networking activities which intend to improve the facilities for support, advice and information provided at national level to EU migrant workers and their family members and to ensure that such support and assistance can be provided in a cross-border context. Each initiative shall encompass the following components:

A. Pilot activities of the network

Specific objectives

Applicants are asked to present and detail transnational cooperation actions which - shall focus on enhancing the applicants' capacity in the following fields:

• activities aimed at providing EU migrant workers with legal support and information on the labour market and on employment legislation in force in the host country and promoting access to existing EU services and networks (such as EURES the Europass-network, Euraxess, the Your Europe portal, Your Europe Advice, SOLVIT) wherever relevant and

• measures to monitor existing sources of legal information for EU migrant workers and posted workers and actions aimed at updating, enhancing and simplifying such legal information to ensure the full recognition of rights, in particular as regards employment rights. Such measures shall be specially designed to combat discrimination in individual cases as well as to combat discriminatory measures of a more general nature, or

- if the applicant entity already performs activities in the two above-listed fields, it shall develop, additionally, at least one of activities listed below, operating in the following two main areas:

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1/ Provision and distribution of information to EU migrant workers and posted workers

• Fostering cooperation and exchange of information between employment and immigration services as well as setting out learning and training modules for staff, and others. • Running campaigns on labour-market shortages to encourage and reinforce lawful free movement of workers within the EU.

• Provision and distribution of other legal information to ensure the full recognition of rights of EU migrant workers and any other kind of informative support. 2/ Legal support to EU migrant workers

• Provision of legal assistance to EU migrant workers who are in an irregular situation in the labour market or who may be object of exploitation or abusive practices. • Provision of legal services to EU migrant workers in the EU in the event of employment litigation, including counselling in dispute resolution.

• Actions against discrimination concerning access to and integration in the host labour market as well as tackling fight against undeclared work. • Provision of any other kind of legal and administrative counselling to EU migrant workers. B. Analytical Report At the conclusion of the pilot activities under this call for proposals, each of the successful applicants will be required to produce an extensive analytical report (of around 50 pages). The report will take into account the reports that will be produced as a result of the call for proposals 2013 under this Preparatory Action6. It will provide the elements required below to the extent that these elements have not already been covered by the reports of the previous projects of 2013. It will also propose new recommendations, where applicable. The report will provide the following elements:

- an overall assessment and inventory of the existing sources of information provided to EU migrant workers and posted workers and evaluation of the effectiveness and correctness of such information.

- recommendations to increase efficiency in the coordination and monitoring of information sources.

- a description of the outcomes of the experience of the networking. This should include a detailed explanation of the scope and areas of activity of the network and the

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cooperation arrangements put in place between the information centres as well as any obstacles encountered and good practices to be shared. - if applicable, information on the extent to which the project beneficiary worked together with members and/or representatives of other European networks.

- further recommendations for a possible establishment of a future large-scale network, considering how such a network would fit into and/or complement activities of other existing European networks (such as EURES, the Europass network, Euraxess, the Your Europe portal, Your Europe Advice, SOLVIT). The report will be in English, proof-read by a proficient English speaker. It will contain an executive summary. This deliverable will represent the guidance for further action aiming at facilitating the access of migrant EU workers to the host country’s labour market. C. Participation in the final conference A final conference may be organised and financed by the European Commission towards the end of the Preparatory Action. It will represent the occasion for stakeholders and any other involved partners to provide information about the results and best practices built up during the implementation of the actions under the calls for proposals 2013 and 2014. It will also represent an opportunity for networking and exchange of experiences between the different applicants bearing in mind the aim of establishment of a future EU-wide network of bodies. The successful applicants will be asked to participate actively in the conference and make available any material and findings available by then for the purpose of the conference. The eligible activities must be fully carried out in the Member States and must be in line with the specific objectives set out in chapter 2 of this document. Eligible activities may consist of (non-exhaustive): - case studies;

- cooperation projects; Eligible activities

- training activities;

- monitoring actions;

- awareness and dissemination actions; - counselling and mentoring activities; - research and collection activities - dissemination of information.

The eligible activities must not overlap with or duplicate actions under the call for proposals 2013 for this Preparatory Action (VP/2013/011), under the call for proposals

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Target Group(s)

Eligible applicants, promoters (who can apply)

(VP/2013/0089) or other calls for proposals. Activities may however build on experience gained through these actions. Workers, employers, migrant workers, posted workers To be eligible, lead applicants must:

- Be an already existing Equality Body in a Member State as established by EU law or be an entity established at national level to support EU migrant workers;

- Act in co-operation with at least 4 co-applicants established in at least 4 other different Member States which are as well already existing Equality Bodies as established by EU law or entities established at national level to support EU migrant workers. To be eligible, applications must:

- Be presented by a consortium of at least 5 entities established in 5 different Member States; - Be submitted by the deadlines;

- Respect the EU co-financing percentage; Eligible applications

- Demonstrate that the proposed activities are not being financed twice from two different sources within the EU budget (particularly in cases where applicants are already participating in other EU programmes);

- Be submitted on-line before being printed, and sent in 2 copies as a paper application duly signed (one original dossier and one copy of all submitted documents); - Be complete and include all the documents indicated in the annex II to these specifications. Applicants should note that the Evaluation Committee will not examine applications lacking one or more of these documents. Minimum number of promoters

Co-operation with at least 4 co-applicants.

Minimum number of countries

Each initiative shall cover a minimum of five eligible countries.

Duration (minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

The maximum project duration is 12 months. Application for the project in excess of

12 months will not be considered. Extensions after the maximum duration will not be granted. Action grant.

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Total budget â‚Ź

Maximum EU contribution %

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 700 000. The Commission intends to award a maximum of three grants.

The European Union co-financing percentage will be limited to a maximum of 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. Applicants must contribute at least 20 % of the total eligible costs of the action. Contributions in kind will not be taken into account. Any application which requests a grant of more than 80 % will be excluded automatically from the selection. a) Publication of the call - March 2014;

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.)

b) Deadline for submitting applications - 20 June 2014;

c) Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the award procedure no later than 31 July 2014; d) Scheduled signature of the awarded grant agreements during August/September 2014; e) Starting date of the actions - between 01/ 09/14 and 15/10/14

Proposals which fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria will be assessed according to the following award criteria: - The extent to which the project, action or initiative meets the objectives of this call for proposals (10 points);

Award Criteria

- The extent to which the project, action or initiative has a genuine transnational dimension and the quality of consortia, i.e. the degree of involvement, commitment and/or joint participation at the application stage of co-applicants in the proposed project, action or initiative (20 points); - The effectiveness and rationality of the proposed methodology and organisation of the action (including the timetable and monitoring) (20 points); - The arrangements to publicise the action and quality of dissemination methods envisaged (25 points); - The extent to which proposed actions can be continued in future (10 points);

- The overall quality, clarity and completeness of the proposal and budget explanation and the cost-effectiveness of the action (15 points).

Further comments/adds

With consideration of the budget available for this call for proposals, the three proposals with highest evaluation scores will be selected for award. Proposals with a total score of less than 60% of the maximum score will not be considered for award. Call for Proposals, March 2014, VP/2014/005:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=407&furtherCalls=y

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Programme

Basic document(s)

EU PROGRAMME FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INNOVATION (“EaSI”) REGULATION (EU) No 1296/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2013 on a European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI") and amending Decision No 283/2010/EU establishing a European Progress Microfinance Facility for employment and social inclusion 

Sub-programme

the modernisation of employment and social policies with the PROGRESS axis (61% of the total budget);

The Progress axis, which shall support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Union instruments and policies referred to in Article 1 and relevant Union law, and which shall promote evidence- based policy-making, social innovation and social progress, in partnership with the social partners, civil society organisations and public and private bodies; Actions eligible under the Programme may be implemented jointly with other Union instruments, provided that such actions meet the objectives of both the Programme and the other instruments concerned.

Thematic sections

The Progress axis shall support actions in one or more of the thematic sections listed in points (a), (b) and (c). Over the entire period of the Programme, the indicative breakdown of the allocation set out in point (a) of Article 5(2) of the Regulation between the different sections shall respect the following minimum percentages: (a) employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment: 20 %;

(b) social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty: 50 %; (c) working conditions: 10 %.

(d) Cross-cutting issues: max. 20% The following types of actions may be financed under the Progress axis: 1. Analytical activities Types of actions 2. Mutual-learning, awareness and dissemination activities: 3. Support with regard to: (a) the operating costs of key Union-level networks the activities of which relate to

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and contribute to the objectives of the Progress axis;

(b) capacity-building of national administrations and specialist services responsible for promoting geographical mobility designated by the Member States and microcredit providers; (c) organisation of working groups of national officials to monitor the implementation of Union law;

(d) networking and cooperation among specialist bodies and other relevant stakeholders, national, regional and local authorities and employment services at European level; (e) funding of European-level observatories, including on key thematic sections;

Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline

Programme EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission Generally 31 December 2020

The specific objectives of the Progress axis shall be to:

(a) develop and disseminate high-quality comparative analytical knowledge, in order to ensure that Union policies in the fields referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation are based on sound evidence and are relevant to needs, challenges and conditions in the individual Member States and other countries participating in the Programme; Specific Objectives Aims

(b) facilitate effective and inclusive information-sharing, mutual learning and dialogue on Union policies in the fields referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation, at Union, national and international level in order to assist the Member States and other countries participating in the Programme in developing their policies and the Member States in implementing Union law;

(c) provide financial support to test social and labour market policy innovations, and, where necessary, to build up the main actors' capacity to design and implement social policy experimentation, and to make the relevant knowledge and expertise accessible; (d) provide Union and national organisations with financial support to increase their capacity to develop, promote and support the implementation of Union instruments and policies as referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation and relevant Union law. Analytical activities:

(a) gathering of data and statistics, taking account of both qualitative and quantitative criteria, and developing common methodologies, classifications, microsimulations, indicators and benchmarks, where appropriate broken down by sex and age-group; (b) surveys, studies, analyses and reports, including through the funding of networks of experts and development of expertise in thematic sections;

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Eligible activities

(c) qualitative and quantitative evaluations and impact assessments carried out by both public and private bodies; (d) monitoring and assessment of the transposition and application of Union law;

(e) preparation and implementation of social policy experimentation as a method for testing and evaluating innovative solutions with a view to up-scaling them; (f) dissemination of the results of those analytical activities.

Mutual-learning, awareness and dissemination activities:

(a) exchanges and dissemination of good practice, innovative approaches and experience, peer reviews, benchmarking and mutual learning at European level; (b) Council Presidency events, conferences and seminars; (c) training of legal and policy practitioners;

(d) drafting and publication of guides, reports and educational material and measures relating to information, communication and media coverage of initiatives supported by the Programme; (e) information and communication activities;

(f) development and maintenance of information systems in order to exchange and disseminate information on Union policy and legislation and on the labour market. Support with regard to:

(a) the operating costs of key Union-level networks the activities of which relate to and contribute to the objectives of the Progress axis;

(b) capacity-building of national administrations and specialist services responsible for promoting geographical mobility designated by the Member States and microcredit providers;

(c) organisation of working groups of national officials to monitor the implementation of Union law; (d) networking and cooperation among specialist bodies and other relevant stakeholders, national, regional and local authorities and employment services at European level; (e) funding of European-level observatories, including on key thematic sections;

Target Group(s)

Participation, Eligible promoters (who can apply)

(f) exchange of personnel between national administrations

Large scale

Participation in the Programme EaSI shall be open to: (a) Member States;

(b) EEA countries, in accordance with the EEA Agreement, and EFTA member states;

(c) the candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and the general terms and conditions laid down in the framework agreements concluded with them on their participation in Union programmes;

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The Programme EaSI shall be open to all public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions, and in particular: (a) national, regional and local authorities; (b) employment services;

(c) specialist bodies provided for under Union law; (d) the social partners;

(e) non-governmental organisations;

(f) higher education institutions and research institutes; (g) experts in evaluation and in impact assessment; (h) national statistical offices; Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries

n/a

(i) the media;

n/a

Duration (minimummaximum)

The Programme EaSI, Progress axis, shall run from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

The grant agreement shall specify what part of the Union financial contribution will be based on the reimbursement of actual eligible costs, and what part will be based on flat rates, unit costs or lump-sums.

The financial envelope for the implementation of the Progress axis for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 shall amount to EUR 560 876 090, (61% of total budget of the Programme EaSI) in current prices. Maximum Grant â‚Ź

The following indicative percentages shall be allocated to the axes set out: (a) 61 % to the Progress axis; (b) 18 % to the EURES axis;

(c) 21 % to the Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis.

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Annual appropriations shall be authorised by the European Parliament and the Council within the limits of the multiannual financial framework. Total Progress axis operational expenditure for 2014-2020: 540 619 903 â‚Ź 2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

70 307 298

72 480 130

74 421 813

76 784 734

79 004 538

81 522 886

86 098 505

Union co-financing: Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria Further comments/adds

Where activities under the Progress axis are financed following a call for proposals, they may receive Union co-financing which shall not exceed, as a general rule, 80 % of the total eligible expenditure. Any financial support in excess of this ceiling shall only be granted in duly justified exceptional circumstances. Generally from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 n/a

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1082&langId=en

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Programme

Basic document(s)

EU PROGRAMME FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INNOVATION (“EaSI”) REGULATION (EU) No 1296/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2013 on a European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI") and amending Decision No 283/2010/EU establishing a European Progress Microfinance Facility for employment and social inclusion 

Sub-programme

job mobility with the EURES axis (18% of the total budget);

The EURES axis, which shall support activities carried out by EURES, namely, the specialist services designated by the EEA states and the Swiss Confederation, together with social partners, other employment service providers and other interested parties, to develop information exchanges and dissemination and other forms of cooperation, such as cross-border partnerships, to promote voluntary geographical mobility for workers on a fair basis and to contribute to a high level of quality and sustainable employment; Actions eligible under the Programme may be implemented jointly with other Union instruments, provided that such actions meet the objectives of both the Programme and the other instruments concerned.

Thematic sections (Action )

The EURES axis shall support actions in one or more of the thematic sections listed in points (a), (b) and (c). Over the entire period of the Programme, the indicative breakdown of the allocation set out in point (b) of Article 5(2) of the Regulation between the different sections shall respect the following minimum percentages: (a) transparency of job vacancies, applications and any related information for applicants and employers: 32 %;

(b) development of services for the recruitment and placing of workers in employment through the clearance of job vacancies and applications at Union level, in particular targeted mobility schemes: 30 %; (c) cross-border partnerships: 18 %; (d) Cross-cutting issues: max. 20%;

Types of actions

The EURES axis may be used to finance actions to promote voluntary mobility of individuals in the Union, on a fair basis, and to remove mobility obstacles, and in particular:

(a) the development and the activities of EURES cross-border partnerships where requested by services territorially responsible for border regions; (b) the provision of information, counselling, placement and recruitment services for cross-border workers; (c) the development of the multilingual digital platform for the clearance of job

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vacancies and applications;

(d) the development of targeted mobility schemes, following calls for proposals, to fill job vacancies where labour market shortcomings have been identified, and/or to help workers with a propensity to be mobile, where a clear economic need has been identified; (e) mutual learning among EURES actors and training of EURES advisors, including EURES cross-border partnership advisors; (f) information and communication activities to raise awareness of the benefits of geographical and occupational mobility in general and of the activities and services provided by EURES. Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline

EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission Generally 31 December 2020

The specific objectives of the EURES axis shall be to:

Specific Objectives Aims

(a) ensure that job vacancies and applications and corresponding information and advice, as well as any related information such as that concerning living and working conditions, are made transparent for the potential applicants and the employers, respectively. This shall be achieved through exchange and dissemination at transnational, interregional and cross-border level, through the use of standard interoperability forms for job vacancies and applications and through other suitable means, such as individual counselling and mentoring, especially for the low skilled;

(b) support the provision of EURES services for the recruitment and placing of workers in quality and sustainable employment through the clearance of job vacancies and applications; support for EURES services shall extend to various phases of placement, ranging from pre-recruitment preparation to post-placement assistance with a view to the applicant's successful integration into the labour market; such support services may include targeted mobility schemes to fill job vacancies in a certain sector, occupation, country or a group of countries or for particular groups of workers, such as young people, with a propensity to be mobile, where a clear economic need has been identified. (a) the development and the activities of EURES cross-border partnerships where requested by services territorially responsible for border regions;

Eligible activities

(b) the provision of information, counselling, placement and recruitment services for cross-border workers;

(c) the development of the multilingual digital platform for the clearance of job vacancies and applications; (d) the development of targeted mobility schemes, following calls for proposals, to fill job vacancies where labour market shortcomings have been identified, and/or to

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help workers with a propensity to be mobile, where a clear economic need has been identified; (e) mutual learning among EURES actors and training of EURES advisors, including EURES cross-border partnership advisors;

Target Group(s)

(f) information and communication activities to raise awareness of the benefits of geographical and occupational mobility in general and of the activities and services provided by EURES.

Large scale

Participation in the Programme EaSI shall be open to: (a) Member States;

Participation, Eligible promoters (who can apply)

(b) EEA countries, in accordance with the EEA Agreement, and the Swiss Confederation, in accordance with the Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons;

The Programme EaSI shall be open to all public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions, and in particular: (a) national, regional and local authorities; (b) employment services;

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

n/a

(c) social partner organisations and other interested parties;

n/a The Programme EaSI (EURES axis) shall run from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

The grant agreement shall specify what part of the Union financial contribution will be based on the reimbursement of actual eligible costs, and what part will be based on flat rates, unit costs or lump-sums.

Maximum

The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 shall amount to EUR 165 504 420, in current prices.

Grant â‚Ź

The following indicative percentages shall be allocated to the axes set out:

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(a) 61 % to the Progress axis; (b) 18 % to the EURES axis;

(c) 21 % to the Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis. Annual appropriations shall be authorised by the European Parliament and the Council within the limits of the multiannual financial framework. Total EURES axis operational expenditure for 2014-2020: 159 527 185 â‚Ź 2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

20 746 416

21 387 579

21 960 535

22 657 790

23 312 814

24 055 934

25 406 116

Union co-financing: Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria Further comments/adds

Where activities under the EURES axis are financed following a call for proposals, they may receive Union co-financing which shall not exceed, as a general rule, 95 % of the total eligible expenditure. Any financial support in excess of this ceiling shall only be granted in duly justified exceptional circumstances Generally from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 n/a

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1083&langId=en

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Programme

Basic document(s)

EU PROGRAMME FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INNOVATION (“EaSI”) REGULATION (EU) No 1296/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2013 on a European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI") and amending Decision No 283/2010/EU establishing a European Progress Microfinance Facility for employment and social inclusion As of January 2014, these programmes form the three axes of EaSI. They support: 

the modernisation of employment and social policies with the PROGRESS axis (61% of the total budget);

The Progress axis, which shall support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Union instruments and policies referred to in Article 1 and relevant Union law, and which shall promote evidence- based policy-making, social innovation and social progress, in partnership with the social partners, civil society organisations and public and private bodies;  Sub-programme

job mobility with the EURES axis (18% of the total budget);

The EURES axis, which shall support activities carried out by EURES, namely, the specialist services designated by the EEA states and the Swiss Confederation, together with social partners, other employment service providers and other interested parties, to develop information exchanges and dissemination and other forms of cooperation, such as cross-border partnerships, to promote voluntary geographical mobility for workers on a fair basis and to contribute to a high level of quality and sustainable employment; 

access to micro-finance and social entrepreneurship with the Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis (21% of the total budget);

The Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis, which shall increase the access to, and the availability of, is financing for legal and physical persons, pursuant to Article 26 of the Regulation. Thematic sections (Action )

Actions eligible under the Programme may be implemented jointly with other Union instruments, provided that such actions meet the objectives of both the Programme and the other instruments concerned.

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The Progress axis shall support actions in one or more of the thematic sections listed in points (a), (b) and (c). Over the entire period of the Programme, the indicative breakdown of the allocation set out in point (a) of Article 5(2) of the Regulation between the different sections shall respect the following minimum percentages: (a) employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment: 20 %;

(b) social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty: 50 %; (c) working conditions: 10 %.

The EURES axis shall support actions in one or more of the thematic sections listed in points (a), (b) and (c). Over the entire period of the Programme, the indicative breakdown of the allocation set out in point (b) of Article 5(2) of the Regulation between the different sections shall respect the following minimum percentages: (a) transparency of job vacancies, applications and any related information for applicants and employers: 32 %;

(b) development of services for the recruitment and placing of workers in employment through the clearance of job vacancies and applications at Union level, in particular targeted mobility schemes: 30 %; (c) cross-border partnerships: 18 %.

The Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis shall support actions in one or more of the thematic sections listed in points (a) and (b). Over the entire period of the Programme, the indicative breakdown of the allocation set out in point (c) of Article 5(2) of the Regulation between the different sections shall respect the following minimum percentages: (a) microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises: 45 %;

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

(b) social entrepreneurship: 45 %.

EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission Generally 31 December 2020

The Programme shall seek to achieve the following general objectives:

General Objectives Aims

(a) strengthen ownership among policy-makers at all levels, and produce concrete, coordinated and innovative actions at both Union and Member State level, in respect of the Union objectives in the fields referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation, in close collaboration with the social partners, as well as civil society organisations and public and private bodies; (b) support the development of adequate, accessible and efficient social protection systems and labour markets and facilitate policy reform, in the fields referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation, notably by promoting decent work and working conditions, a prevention culture for health and safety at work, a healthier balance between professional and private life and good governance for social objectives, including

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convergence, as well as mutual learning and social innovation;

(c) ensure that Union law on matters relating to the fields referred to in Article 1 of the Regulation is effectively applied, and, where necessary, contribute to modernising Union law, in line with decent work principles and taking into account the Smart Regulation principles;

(d) promote workers' voluntary geographical mobility on a fair basis and boost employment opportunities by developing high-quality and inclusive Union labour markets that are open and accessible to all, while respecting workers' rights throughout the Union, including freedom of movement; (e) promote employment and social inclusion by increasing the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable people who wish to start up a microenterprise as well as for existing micro-enterprises, and by increasing access to finance for social enterprises. In pursuing those objectives, the Programme shall, in all its axes and actions, aim to: (a) pay particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as young people;

(b) promote equality between women and men, including through gender mainstreaming and, where appropriate, gender budgeting;

(c) combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation;

(d) when defining and implementing the Union's policies and activities, promote a high-level of quality and sustainable employment, guarantee adequate and decent social protection, combat long-term unemployment and fight against poverty and social exclusion.   Eligible activities

  

Target Group(s) Participation, Eligible promoters

Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion. Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies. Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application.

Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market.

Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises.

Large scale

Participation in the Programme EaSI shall be open to: (a) Member States;

(b) EEA countries, in accordance with the EEA Agreement, and EFTA member

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(who can apply)

states;

(c) the candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and the general terms and conditions laid down in the framework agreements concluded with them on their participation in Union programmes;

(d) EEA countries, in accordance with the EEA Agreement, and the Swiss Confederation, in accordance with the Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons; (e) public and private bodies established at national, regional or local level in the countries referred to in Article 18(1) of the Regulation. The Programme EaSI shall be open to all public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions, and in particular: (a) national, regional and local authorities; (b) employment services;

(c) specialist bodies provided for under Union law; (d) the social partners;

(e) non-governmental organisations;

(f) higher education institutions and research institutes; (g) experts in evaluation and in impact assessment; (h) national statistical offices; (i) the media;

(k) social partner organisations and other interested parties;

(l) providing microfinance for persons and micro-enterprises; Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

n/a

(m) providing financing for social enterprises;

n/a The Programme EaSI shall run from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 The grant agreement shall specify what part of the Union financial contribution will be based on the reimbursement of actual eligible costs, and what part will be based on flat rates, unit costs or lump-sums.

Maximum

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Grant â‚Ź

The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 shall amount to EUR 919 469 000, in current prices. The following indicative percentages shall be allocated to the axes set out: (a) 61 % to the Progress axis; (b) 18 % to the EURES axis;

(c) 21 % to the Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis. Annual appropriations shall be authorised by the European Parliament and the Council within the limits of the multiannual financial framework. Total EaSI operational expenditure for 2014-2020: 886 262 137 â‚Ź 2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

115 257 865

118 819 885

122 002 972

125 876 612

129 515 636

133 644 076

141 145 091

Union co-financing:

Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.) Award Criteria Further comments/adds

Where activities under the Progress axis are financed following a call for proposals, they may receive Union co-financing which shall not exceed, as a general rule, 80 % of the total eligible expenditure. Any financial support in excess of this ceiling shall only be granted in duly justified exceptional circumstances. Where activities under the EURES axis are financed following a call for proposals, they may receive Union co-financing which shall not exceed, as a general rule, 95 % of the total eligible expenditure. Any financial support in excess of this ceiling shall only be granted in duly justified exceptional circumstances Generally from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 n/a

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1081

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1.8

Creative Europe

Programme

Basic document(s)

Sub-Programme

CREATIVE EUROPE - 1

REGULATION (EU) No 1295/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2013 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2014 to 2020) and repealing Decisions No 1718/2006/EC, No 1855/2006/EC and No 1041/2009/EC MEDIA Media: - Support to Film Festivals

Applicant organisations must implement audio-visual festivals which contribute to the aforementioned objectives and which fulfil the following conditions: A minimum of 70% of the eligible programming presented to the public during the festival OR a minimum of 100 feature films (or 400 short films) must originate from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme. Within this "MEDIA Subprogramme countries" programming: • 50% of the films must be non-national.

(Eligible) Action (s)

• At least 15 of such countries must be represented. Activities must start during the following periods:

• Proposals submitted on 28/02/2014: activities start between 01/05/14 and 31/10/14 • Proposals submitted on 04/07/2014: activities start between 01/11/14 and 30/04/15

The maximum duration of actions is 10 months. The period of the action starts 6 months before the start date of the activities and ends 4 months after this date. Under this call for proposals, the applicant submits a proposal in view of establishing a two-year Partnership with the MEDIA Sub-programme, through a contractual instrument called Framework Partnership Agreement ("FPA"). Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

EACEA - Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency, Avenue du Bourget 1, Brussels

04/07/2014 at 12.00 noon (midday Brussels time): for activities starting between 01/11/14 and 30/04/15

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Within the field of promoting transnational circulation, one of the priorities of the MEDIA sub-programme shall be to:

Aims (Objectives and Priorities)

 support audience development as a means of stimulating interest in and improving access to European audio-visual works in particular through promotion, events, film literacy and festivals. The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for:

 initiatives presenting and promoting a diversity of European audio-visual works, including short films, such as festivals and other promotional events;  activities aimed at promoting film literacy and at increasing audience's knowledge of, and interest in, European audio-visual works, including the audio-visual and cinematographic film heritage, in particular among young audiences

Eligible activities Target Group(s)

Applicant organisations must implement audio-visual festival/festivals Public

The Film Festivals scheme is opened to European entities (private companies, nonprofit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, municipalities/Town Councils, etc.), established in one of the countries participating to the MEDIA Sub-programme and owned directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries. Natural persons may not apply for a grant.

Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible as long as all conditions referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation establishing the Creative Europe Programme are met and the Commission has entered into negotiations with the country: Eligible promoters (who can apply)

− EU Member States;

− Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar agreements; − EFTA countries which are members of the EEA, in accordance with the provisions of the EEA Agreement;

− The Swiss Confederation, on the basis of a bilateral agreement to be concluded with that country;

− Countries of the European neighbourhood area in accordance with the procedures defined with those countries following the framework agreements providing for their participation in European Union programmes. Proposals from applicants in non EU countries may be selected, provided that, on the date of the award decision, agreements have been signed setting out the arrangements

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Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.) Maximum Grant € Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

for the participation of those countries in the programme established by the Regulation No 1295/2013. n/a n/a The maximum duration of actions is 10 months A lump sum form according to the number of European films For all films festivals: 75 000,00€ (Number of European films more than 200)

For short film festivals: 33 000,00€ (Number of European short films more than 250) 100, pre-financing payment of 70%. Evaluation period:

Information to applicants:

July-Sept 2014

October 2014

Signature of grant agreement or notification of grant decision:

November 2014

Starting date of the activities: Between 1st November 2014 and 30th April 2015 Period of the action:

10 months

Framework Partnerships Agreement (FPA) and Global Action Plan for 2 years. Eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of a 100-point score according to the following criteria: Relevance and European added value (40 points) Award Criteria

film

• Activity towards the audience and in particular the outreach mechanisms and literacy actions of the project

Quality of the content and activities (25 points).

• The European dimension of the programming including its cultural and geographic diversity

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Dissemination of project results, impact and sustainability (30 points).

• Size of the audience and impact on the promotion and circulation of European

audiovisual works (mechanisms to facilitate commercial or alternative distribution) Quality of the Team (5 points).

Further comments/adds

• Technical and management experience of the Team

http://ec.europa.eu/culture/calls/media/2013-s32-film-festivals_en.htm

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Programme

Basic document(s)

Sub-Programme

CREATIVE EUROPE - 2

REGULATION (EU) No 1295/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2013 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2014 to 2020) and repealing Decisions No 1718/2006/EC, No 1855/2006/EC and No 1041/2009/EC MEDIA

The development activities for the following audio-visual works are eligible: - Feature films, animations and creative documentaries of a minimum length of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinema release

(Eligible) Action (s)

- Drama films (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a duration of minimum 50 minutes (in case of series the minimum length per episode is 25 minutes) intended primarily for the purposes of television or digital platform exploitation. Funding can be allocated to Single Project or to a Slate of 3 to 5 projects (Slate Funding).

The Call for Proposals has two deadlines for Single Project. To be included in the 1st deadline, the application for support must be submitted between the date of the publication of the Call for Proposals and 28/02/14. To be included in the 2nd deadline, the application for support must be submitted between 01/03/14 and 06/06/14, the date of closure of the Call for Proposals.

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Deadline

The Call for Proposals has one deadline for Slate Funding: the application for support must be submitted between the date of the publication of the Call for Proposals and 28/03/14. EACEA - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Avenuew du Bourget 1, Brussels

no later than 28/02/2014 and 06/06/2014 for Single Project at 12.00 noon (midday Brussels time) and no later than 28/03/14 for Slate Funding at 12.00 noon (midday Brussels time)

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Within the field of reinforcing the audio-visual sector's capacity, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme shall be to:

Aims (Objectives and Priorities)

• increase the capacity of audio-visual operators to develop European audio-visual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond and to facilitate European and international coproduction, including with television broadcasters. The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for:

• the development of European audio-visual works in particular films and television works such as fiction, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential; • activities aiming at supporting European audio-visual production companies, in particular independent production companies, with a view to facilitating European and international coproduction of audio-visual works including television works.

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

- Feature films, animations and creative documentaries of a minimum length of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinema release - Drama films (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a duration of minimum 50 minutes (in case of series the minimum length per episode is 25 minutes) intended primarily for the purposes of television or digital platform exploitation. Public

A call for proposals is aimed at European companies, whose activities contribute to the attainment of the above objectives, and in particular to independent production companies which have been legally constituted and that can demonstrate a proven track record.

Eligible promoters (who can apply)

Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible as long as all conditions referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation establishing the Creative Europe Programme are met and the Commission has entered into negotiations with the country: − EU Member States;

− Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar agreements; − EFTA countries which are members of the EEA, in accordance with the provisions of the EEA Agreement;

− The Swiss Confederation, on the basis of a bilateral agreement to be concluded with that country;

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− Countries of the European neighbourhood area in accordance with the procedures defined with those countries following the framework agreements providing for their participation in European Union programmes.

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Proposals from applicants in non EU countries may be selected, provided that, on the date of the award decision, agreements have been signed setting out the arrangements for the participation of those countries in the programme established by the Regulation No 1295/2013. n/a n/a The maximum duration of the project is until 30 months from the date of submission. A lump sum form. The total budget available is 17.5M €. The financial contribution awarded is a subsidy.

The maximum financial contribution which may be awarded for Single Project is: • EUR 60.000 in case of animation

• EUR 25.000 in case of creative documentary

• EUR 50.000 in case of fiction if the estimated production budget is equal/above

Maximum Grant € M Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

EUR 1.5 M

• EUR 30.000 in case of fiction if the estimated production budget is below EUR 1.5

The maximum financial contribution which may be awarded for Slate Funding is between € 70 000 and € 200 000.

The financial contribution awarded will in no event exceed 50% of the eligible costs submitted by the producer. Evaluation period:

Information to applicants:

July-Sept 2014 October 2014

Signature of grant agreement or notification of grant decision:

November 2014

Starting date of the activities: Between 1st November 2014 and 30th April 2015 Period of the project:

30 months

Framework Partnerships Agreement (FPA) and Global Action Plan for 2 years.

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Points will be allocated out of a total of 100 on the basis of the following weighting: For Single Project

Relevance and European added-value (50 points)

• Quality of the project and the potential for European distribution Quality of the content and activities (10 points) • Quality of the development strategy

Dissemination of project results (20 points)

• Quality of the European and international distribution and marketing strategy • Quality of the project team (10 points)

• Experience, potential and adequacy of the creative team Impact and sustainability (10 points)

• Quality of the financing strategy and feasibility potential of the project

Additional "automatic" points for:

1) an applicant company established in a country with low production capacity (10 extra points) 2) for projects targeted for young audience (10 extra points)

Award Criteria

3) for projects intended for co-production with a company established in a different participating country which does not have a common official language (5 extra points ) For Slate Funding

Relevance and European added-value (20 points)

• Capacity of the company to develop and produce at a European and international level a slate of 3 to 5 projects, Quality of the content and activities (20 points)

• Quality of the slate of projects, quality of the development strategy, quality of the financing strategy and its European dimension Dissemination of project results (20 points)

• Quality of the European and international distribution and marketing strategy Quality of the project team (10 points) • Experience, adequacy and diversity of the creative teams Impact and sustainability (10 points)

• Feasibility potential of the slate of projects Innovative character (20 points)

• Capacity of the company to be innovative in its activities

Additional "automatic" points for:

1) an applicant company established in a country with low production capacity (10

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Further comments/adds

extra points).

http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/fundings/creative-europe/call_7_en.htm

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1.9

Europe for Citizens

Programme

EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME

Subprogramme

Strand 1: European Remembrance

Action

Not applicable

Managed by (EC DG/Agency) Deadline

Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) 4/06/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time) 

Aims



Raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the Union's aim that is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and development of networks; Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens' understanding of the Union policy making-process;

This Strand will support activities that invite to reflection on European cultural diversity and on common values in the broadest sense. In this context, it aims to finance projects reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history (especially but not exclusively Nazism that led to the Holocaust, Fascism, Stalinism and totalitarian communist regimes) and to commemorate the victims of their crimes. Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

The Strand also encompasses activities concerning other defining moments and reference points in recent European history. In particular, it will give preference to actions which encourage tolerance, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and reconciliation as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future, in particular with a view to reaching the younger generation.

Historical moments which will be commemorated in particular in 2014 will be the100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the 10 years of enlargement of the European Union to Central and Eastern Europe. These key moments of European modern history have therefore been chosen as annual priorities for Strand 1 of the Europe for Citizens Programme for the year 2014. European citizens Eligible Countries:

Participating countries Applicant and partners (who can apply)

The Programme is open to the 28 Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Potentially participating countries:

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The Programme is potentially open to the following categories of countries provided that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission.

acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar Agreements; EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement, in accordance with that Agreement. Legal status:

The applicants and partners must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Type of Organizations specific to Strand 1:

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

Public local/regional authorities or non -profit organisations, including civil society organisations, survivors' associations, and cultural, youth, educational and research organisations, associations of twinned towns. A project must involve organisations from at least one Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects.

A project must involve at least one Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects. The maximum project duration is 18 months.

The grant is calculated on the basis of Lump sum financing system fixed per tranches". The lump sums cover all the eligible costs of the actions, i.e.: - Staff costs linked directly to the action;

- Travel and subsistence costs of participants at events;

- Rental of room/interpreting and translation needed for the running of events; Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

- Communication/dissemination costs linked to the events;

- Coordination costs generated by the involvement of several organisations; - Cost of research and it tools needed for the preparatory.

The lump sum is based on three parameters which constitute the essential elements of all the citizenship actions: the number of participants, the number of countries involved and the number of events developed, with no direct impact on the format of activities. A pre-financing payment will be done within 30 days following the date when the EACEA signs the Agreement (in case of Grant Agreement) and following the notification of the Grant Decision (in case of Grant Decision). The pre-financing is applicable up to 50% of the grant.

Maximum Grant â‚Ź

The grant will be paid to the beneficiary after submission to, and acceptance by the EACEA of a payment request included in the final report form. Maximum eligible grant for a project: 100 000 EUR.

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Maximum EU contribution % Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

100% Projects must start between 1 August 2014 and 31 January 2015 Consistency with the objectives of the Programme and Programme Strand (30%): • Appropriateness of the objective of the submitted project with regard to the objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme, strand and measure. • The proposed activities and expected outcomes should contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure.

• The thematic focus must be in line with the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure and preferably taking into consideration the annual priorities. Quality of the activity plan of the project (35%):

• The activities must be appropriate to reach the project's needs and objectives.

• Coherence: correspondence between the different objectives of the proposed activities and adaption of the proposed inputs and resources to the objectives. • Effectiveness: effects should be obtained at reasonable cost.

• Projects have to present a clearly elaborated European dimension.

Award Criteria

• Priority is given to projects which gather different types of organisations (local authorities, NGOs, research institutes, etc.) or developing different types of activities (research, non-formal education, public debates, exhibitions, etc.) or involving citizens coming from different target groups. Priority is given to projects using new working methods or proposing innovative activities or with less opportunities. Dissemination (15%):

• Each project supported by the Programme must make the necessary efforts for ensuring the exploitation and dissemination of its results.

• The proposed project should create a multiplier effect among a wider audience than that directly participating in the activities. • A realistic and practical dissemination plan should be in place in order to allow an effective transfer and exchange of the results foreseen by the project. Impact and Citizen involvement (20%):

• The number of organisations, participants and countries involved should be large enough to ensure a real European outreach of the proposed project. • Impact: Preference will be given to grants for projects with a high impact irrespective of their size, in particular those which are directly linked to Union policies with a view to participate in the shaping of the Union policy agenda. • Sustainability: Proposed projects/activities should aim at reaching middle or long term effects.

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• The proposed activities should give participants the possibility to engage actively in the project and with the issue raised. • A balance should be sought between citizens who are already active within organisations/institutions and citizens who are not yet involved. • Priority will be given to projects involving citizens from underrepresented groups or with less opportunities. Size of projects and geographical balance:

Further comments/adds

As required in the basic act, a geographical balance will be taken into account, as far as possible, in the selection. Moreover, projects should be implemented on a transnational level (creation and operation of transnational partnerships and networks) or with a clear European dimension.

http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/about-the-europe-for-citizens-programme/futureprogramme-2014-2020/index_en.htm

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EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME

Programme

Strand 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation

Subprogramme

CIVIL SOCIETY PROJECTS

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) 1/09/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)  

Eligible activities

To foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level.

To encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level to support concrete participation in the EU policy-making process.

This measure aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. Those projects gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to concretely participate in the Union policy-making process in areas related to the objectives of the Programme. As a reminder, this can be activities, advocating during the preparation phase and negotiation of policy proposals, providing feedback on relevant initiatives that are implemented. To that end, those projects will invite citizens to act together or debate on the annual priority themes of the Programme at local and European level. The project should consist in stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities related to the annual priority themes of the Programme and propose concrete solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level, and ensure a concrete link with the policy making process indicated above. Projects should actively involve a large number of citizens in the implementation and aim at setting the basis for, or encouraging the development of, long-lasting networking between many organisations active in the field. This measure supports projects implemented by transnational partnerships promoting opportunities for solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at Union level. A Civil Society Project must include at least two of the following three types of activities:

Promotion of societal engagement and solidarity: activities able to promoting debate/campaigns/actions on the themes of common interest in the larger framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and making the link to the European political agenda and policy making process. Gathering of opinions: activities aiming at gathering the individual opinions of the citizens on a specific topic to be yearly defined, favouring a bottom up approach (including the use of social networks, webinars, etc.) and media literacy. Target Group(s)

Volunteering: activities promoting solidarity among Union citizens and beyond. European citizens

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Applicant and partners (who can apply)

Eligible Countries: Participating countries The Programme is open to the 28 Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Potentially participating countries:

The Programme is potentially open to the following categories of countries provided that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission.

A. acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar Agreements; B. EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement, in accordance with that Agreement. Legal status:

The applicants and partners must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Type of Organizations specific to Strand 2 - Networks of towns:

Applicants: non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions.

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

Partners: Public local/regional authorities or non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions, town-twinning committees and networks. A project must involve municipalities from at least three eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State. A project must involve at least three Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects. Maximum project duration is 18 months.

The grant is calculated on the basis of Lump sum financing system fixed per tranches". The lump sums cover all the eligible costs of the actions, i.e.: - Staff costs linked directly to the action;

- Travel and subsistence costs of participants at events;

- Rental of room/interpreting and translation needed for the running of events; - Communication/dissemination costs linked to the events;

- Coordination costs generated by the involvement of several organisations;

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- Cost of research and it tools needed for the preparatory.

The lump sum is based on three parameters which constitute the essential elements of all the citizenship actions: the number of participants, the number of countries involved and the number of events developed, with no direct impact on the format of activities.

A pre-financing payment will be done within 30 days following the date when the EACEA signs the Agreement (in case of Grant Agreement) and following the notification of the Grant Decision (in case of Grant Decision). The pre-financing is applicable up to 50% of the grant. Maximum Grant €

The grant will be paid to the beneficiary after submission to, and acceptance by the EACEA of a payment request included in the final report form.

Maximum contribution %

100%

EU

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

Maximum eligible grant for a project: 150 000 EUR.

Projects must start between 1 September 2014 and 31 January 2015 Consistency with the objectives of the Programme and Programme Strand (30%): • Appropriateness of the objective of the submitted project with regard to the objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme, strand and measure.

• The proposed activities and expected outcomes should contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure. • The thematic focus must be in line with the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure and preferably taking into consideration the annual priorities. Quality of the activity plan of the project (35%):

• The activities must be appropriate to reach the project's needs and objectives.

• Coherence: correspondence between the different objectives of the proposed activities and adaption of the proposed inputs and resources to the objectives. • Effectiveness: effects should be obtained at reasonable cost.

• Projects have to present a clearly elaborated European dimension.

• Priority is given to projects which gather different types of organisations (local authorities, NGOs, research institutes, etc.) or developing different types of activities (research, non-formal education, public debates, exhibitions, etc.) or involving citizens coming from different target groups.

Priority is given to projects using new working methods or proposing innovative activities or with less opportunities. Dissemination (15%):

• Each project supported by the Programme must make the necessary efforts for ensuring the exploitation and dissemination of its results.

• The proposed project should create a multiplier effect among a wider audience

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than that directly participating in the activities.

• A realistic and practical dissemination plan should be in place in order to allow an effective transfer and exchange of the results foreseen by the project. Impact and Citizen involvement (20%):

• The number of organisations, participants and countries involved should be large enough to ensure a real European outreach of the proposed project.

• Impact: Preference will be given to grants for projects with a high impact irrespective of their size, in particular those which are directly linked to Union policies with a view to participate in the shaping of the Union policy agenda. • Sustainability: Proposed projects/activities should aim at reaching middle or long term effects. • The proposed activities should give participants the possibility to engage actively in the project and with the issue raised.

• A balance should be sought between citizens who are already active within organisations/institutions and citizens who are not yet involved. Further comments/adds

• Priority will be given to projects involving citizens from underrepresented groups or with less opportunities.

As required in the basic act, a geographical balance will be taken into account, as far as possible, in the selection. http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/about-the-europe-for-citizens-programme/futureprogramme-2014-2020/index_en.htm

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EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME

Programme

Strand 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation

Subprogramme

Networks of towns

Action Managed by DG/Agency)

(EC

Deadline Aims

Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) 4/06/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time) 1/09/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)  

Eligible activities

To foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level. To encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level to support concrete participation in the EU policy-making process.

Municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long-term perspective may wish to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable. Networking between municipalities on issues of common interest appears to be an important means for enabling the exchange of good practices. Twinning is a strong link that binds municipalities; therefore, the potential of the networks created by a series of town twinning links should be used for developing thematic and long-lasting cooperation between towns. The European Commission supports the development of such networks, which are important for ensuring structured, intense and multifaceted cooperation, therefore contributing to maximizing the impact of the Programme. Networks of Towns are expected to:

• Integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or annual priorities • Have defined target groups for which the selected themes are particularly relevant and involve community members active in the subject area (i.e. experts, local associations, citizens and citizens’ groups directly affected by the theme, etc.); Target Group(s) Applicant and partners (who can apply)

Serve as a basis for future initiatives and actions between the towns involved, on the issues addressed or possibly on further issues of common interest. European citizens

Eligible Countries: Participating countries The Programme is open to the 28 Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United

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Kingdom.

Potentially participating countries: The Programme is potentially open to the following categories of countries provided that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission. A. acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar Agreements; B. EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement, in accordance with that Agreement.

Legal status:

The applicants and partners must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Type of Organizations specific to Strand 2 - Networks of towns:

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum) Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

 Towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or networks;  Other levels of local/regional authorities;  Federations/associations of local authorities;  Non-profit organisations representing local authorities.  In addition to the applicants mentioned above, non-profit civil society organisations can be partners to those projects. A project must involve municipalities from at least four eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State. A project must involve at least four Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects. Maximum project duration is 24 months.

The grant is calculated on the basis of Lump sum financing system fixed per tranches". The lump sums cover all the eligible costs of the actions, i.e.: - Staff costs linked directly to the action;

- Travel and subsistence costs of participants at events;

- Rental of room/interpreting and translation needed for the running of events; - Communication/dissemination costs linked to the events;

- Coordination costs generated by the involvement of several organisations; - Cost of research and it tools needed for the preparatory.

The lump sum is based on three parameters which constitute the essential elements of all the citizenship actions: the number of participants, the number of countries involved

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and the number of events developed, with no direct impact on the format of activities.

A pre-financing payment will be done within 30 days following the date when the EACEA signs the Agreement (in case of Grant Agreement) and following the notification of the Grant Decision (in case of Grant Decision). The pre-financing is applicable up to 50% of the grant. The grant will be paid to the beneficiary after submission to, and acceptance by the EACEA of a payment request included in the final report form.

Grant €

Maximum eligible grant for a project: 150 000 EUR.

Maximum EU contribution %

100%

Maximum

Expected timing (Selection, starting date of actions, etc.) Award Criteria

The project must start within the relevant eligibility period, which depends on the deadline of the Measure within which the application is submitted: 4/06/2014: Projects must start between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015

1/09/2014: Projects must start between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015

Consistency with the objectives of the Programme and Programme Strand (30%): • Appropriateness of the objective of the submitted project with regard to the objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme, strand and measure.

• The proposed activities and expected outcomes should contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure. • The thematic focus must be in line with the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure and preferably taking into consideration the annual priorities. Quality of the activity plan of the project (35%):

• The activities must be appropriate to reach the project's needs and objectives.

• Coherence: correspondence between the different objectives of the proposed activities and adaption of the proposed inputs and resources to the objectives. • Effectiveness: effects should be obtained at reasonable cost.

• Projects have to present a clearly elaborated European dimension.

• Priority is given to projects which gather different types of organisations (local authorities, NGOs, research institutes, etc.) or developing different types of activities (research, non-formal education, public debates, exhibitions, etc.) or involving citizens coming from different target groups. Priority is given to projects using new working methods or proposing innovative activities or with less opportunities. Dissemination (15%):

• Each project supported by the Programme must make the necessary efforts for ensuring the exploitation and dissemination of its results.

• The proposed project should create a multiplier effect among a wider audience than that directly participating in the activities.

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• A realistic and practical dissemination plan should be in place in order to allow an effective transfer and exchange of the results foreseen by the project. Impact and Citizen involvement (20%):

• The number of organisations, participants and countries involved should be large enough to ensure a real European outreach of the proposed project.

• Impact: Preference will be given to grants for projects with a high impact irrespective of their size, in particular those which are directly linked to Union policies with a view to participate in the shaping of the Union policy agenda.

• Sustainability: Proposed projects/activities should aim at reaching middle or long term effects. • The proposed activities should give participants the possibility to engage actively in the project and with the issue raised.

• A balance should be sought between citizens who are already active within organisations/institutions and citizens who are not yet involved. Further comments/adds

• Priority will be given to projects involving citizens from underrepresented groups or with less opportunities.

As required in the basic act, a geographical balance will be taken into account, as far as possible, in the selection. Priority is given to networks targeting annual priority themes.

http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/about-the-europe-for-citizens-programme/futureprogramme-2014-2020/index_en.htm

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Programme

EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME

Subprogramme

Strand 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation

Action

Town-Twinning

Managed by (EC DG/Agency)

Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Deadline

Aims

Eligible activities

Target Group(s)

4/06/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time) 1/09/2014 - 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)

To foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level.

To encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level to support concrete participation in the EU policy-making process.

This strand will accommodate activities that cover civic participation in the broadest sense, and will focus in particular on structuring methods to ensure that funded activities have a lasting effect. It will give preference to initiatives and projects with a link to the Union political agenda. The strand may also cover projects and initiatives that develop opportunities for mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue, solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at Union level. Much remains to be done to increase the democratic participation of young people and the participation of women in political and economic decision-making. Their voices should be better heard and acted upon by those responsible for taking the policy decisions that have an impact on people's lives. European citizens

Eligible Countries: Participating countries

Applicant and partners (who can apply)

The Programme is open to the 28 Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Potentially participating countries:

The Programme is potentially open to the following categories of countries provided that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission. -

-

acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar Agreements; EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement, in accordance with that Agreement.

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Legal status: The applicants and partners must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Type of Organizations specific to Strand 2 - Town-Twinning:

Minimum number of promoters Minimum number of countries Duration (minimummaximum)

Towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities. A project must involve municipalities from at least two eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State.

A project must involve at least two Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects. Maximum duration of the meeting: 21 days.

The grant is calculated on the basis of Lump sum financing system fixed per tranches". The lump sums cover all the eligible costs of the actions, i.e.: - Staff costs linked directly to the action;

Funding scheme (e.g. real costs, lump sums, etc.)

- Travel and subsistence costs of participants at events;

- Rental of room/interpreting and translation needed for the running of events; - Communication/dissemination costs linked to the events;

- Coordination costs generated by the involvement of several organisations; - Cost of research and it tools needed for the preparatory.

For Town Twinning, the lump sum is based only on the number of participants invited, i.e. international participants sent by partners from countries eligible for the programme, other than the country hosting the twinning. Maximum Grant â‚Ź Maximum EU contribution %

Expected timing (Selection, starting date f actions, etc.)

Award Criteria

Pre-financing is not applicable to Town Twinning projects. Maximum eligible grant for a project: 25 000 EUR. 100%

The project must start within the relevant eligibility period, which depends on the deadline of the Measure within which the application is submitted: 4/06/2014: Projects must start between 1 July 2014 and 30 September 2015

1/09/2014: Projects must start between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 Consistency with the objectives of the Programme and Programme Strand (30%): • Appropriateness of the objective of the submitted project with regard to the

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objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme, strand and measure.

• The proposed activities and expected outcomes should contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure.

• The thematic focus must be in line with the objectives of the Programme, strand and measure and preferably taking into consideration the annual priorities. Quality of the activity plan of the project (35%):

• The activities must be appropriate to reach the project's needs and objectives.

• Coherence: correspondence between the different objectives of the proposed activities and adaption of the proposed inputs and resources to the objectives. • Effectiveness: effects should be obtained at reasonable cost.

• Projects have to present a clearly elaborated European dimension.

• Priority is given to projects which gather different types of organisations (local authorities, NGOs, research institutes, etc.) or developing different types of activities (research, non-formal education, public debates, exhibitions, etc.) or involving citizens coming from different target groups. Priority is given to projects using new working methods or proposing innovative activities or with less opportunities. Dissemination (15%):

• Each project supported by the Programme must make the necessary efforts for ensuring the exploitation and dissemination of its results.

• The proposed project should create a multiplier effect among a wider audience than that directly participating in the activities. • A realistic and practical dissemination plan should be in place in order to allow an effective transfer and exchange of the results foreseen by the project. Impact and Citizen involvement (20%): • The number of organisations, participants and countries involved should be large enough to ensure a real European outreach of the proposed project. • Impact: Preference will be given to grants for projects with a high impact irrespective of their size, in particular those which are directly linked to Union policies with a view to participate in the shaping of the Union policy agenda. • Sustainability: Proposed projects/activities should aim at reaching middle or long term effects.

• The proposed activities should give participants the possibility to engage actively in the project and with the issue raised. • A balance should be sought between citizens who are already active within organisations/institutions and citizens who are not yet involved. Further

• Priority will be given to projects involving citizens from underrepresented groups or with less opportunities.

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comments/adds

As required in the basic act, a geographical balance will be taken into account, as far as possible, in the selection.

Twinning must be understood in largo sense, thus referring to the municipalities which signed or are engaged to sign twinning agreements as well as to the municipalities having other forms of partnerships fostering their cooperation and cultural links. http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/about-the-europe-for-citizens-programme/futureprogramme-2014-2020/index_en.htm

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