The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) aims to support member states and regions to improve employment and education opportunities, to enhance social inclusion and to tackle poverty.
This call for proposals is financed under the Employment and Social Innovation("EaSI") strand of the ESF+ which is a European-level financing instrument. It provides financial support to achieve high employment levels, fair social protection, a skilled and resilient workforce ready for the future world of work, as well as inclusive and cohesive societies aiming to eradicate poverty.
This call will promote knowledge and capacity building activities supporting the implementation of the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness' work programme.
The European Platform to Combat Homelessness (hereinafter the Platform) was launched by the Lisbon Declaration in June 2021. The Platform’s objective is to promote debate, facilitate mutual learning, increase knowledge and improve monitoring systems, as well as strengthen cooperation between all actors involved with a view to reducing homelessness substantially before 2030.
In line with the Platform’s work programme adopted in February 2022, the activities will promote capacity and knowledge building in the area of homelessness and housing exclusion from 2024 onwards. More specifically, the support to the Platform should:
• Provide learning tools, evidence and knowledge on specific aspects of homelessness, and identify good practices in terms of policies and projects;
• Improve the sharing of knowledge and practices to inform policy makers and other intervening actors in the Member States on the design of integrated homelessness strategies at the national level.
The ultimate goal is to achieve concrete results in combatting homelessness with a view towards reducing it substantially across the EU by 2030.
This action grant will fund activities that contribute to the implementation of the above-mentioned objectives, priorities and initiatives in the area of homelessness and housing exclusion. The grantee(s) will implement among others analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, mutual learning and exchanges of good practices, awareness raising, information and dissemination activities in the field of homelessness and housing exclusion in line with the Platform’s work programme, with EU added value.
Activities may include:
Single applicants or the lead applicant in case of a consortium, must have signed a framework partnership agreement (FPA) for the period 2022-2025 for EU level Social NGO Networks (call ESF-2021-OG-NETW-NGO-FPA). Each FPA signatory can only participate in one proposal.
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
+ be legal entities (public or private bodies)
+ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
Applications by both single applicants (single beneficiaries) and consortia are allowed.
The coordinator/lead applicant must have signed a framework partnership agreement (FPA) for the period 2022-2025 for EU level Social NGO Networks (call ESF-2021-OG-NETW-NGO-FPA). Each FPA signatory can only participate in one proposal.
In case of consortia, all applicants should fall under one the following categories:
The available call budget is EUR 740 000.00. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal.
Project budgets (maximum grant amount) are expected to be EUR 740 000.00 per project.
Projects should normally last 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).