The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme aims to support employment, social policy and labour mobility across the EU. EaSI is a strand of the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) programme.
As part of ESF+, EaSI follows the same policy objectives with the European Pillar of Social Rights as its main framework. The activities in the 2022 Annual Work Programme of the EaSI strand will also contribute to the EU‘s recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The specific priorities for the EaSI strand are as follows:
Funded activities include:
EaSI supports civil society organisations, administrations, social security institutions and employment services, as well as microfinance institutions and institutions providing finance to social enterprises or other social investment actors.
Read more about EU policy on the Post COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
The overall budget for the EaSI strand for 2021-2027 is € 762 million.
The Wheel is the national contact point for EaSI in Ireland.
Find open calls for EaSI.
European Commission’s EaSI website