The European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” 2014-2020 can help addressing social challenges, such as the current refugee integration challenge – by providing better and innovative responses to identified social needs, in order to deliver better social outcomes.
The EaSI 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,
c) combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation;
d) 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.
Legal entities properly established and registered in the following countries are eligible as lead applicant and co-applicants:
- EU Member States;
- Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement;
- Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of projects under this call is estimated at EUR 14.200.000.
The deadline for submission of applications is 30 March 2017.