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TOPIC : Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes

Topic identifier: COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02
Publication date: 22 September 2016

Types of action: COSME-GA Grant agreement
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
22 September 2016
Deadline: 20 December 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises COSME website
Pillar: Supporting entrepreneurs
Work Programme Year: COSME-2016
Work Programme Part: COSME 2016
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The specific objectives are to bring together relevant players at national and regional levels into trans-national networks, to work together based on the existing evidence of what is effective and to achieve better impact. The emphasis will be on exchanging experience and peer-learning between participating organisations, and on furthering information and research on what is effective to a wider circle of stakeholders and organisations.

Scope:

The aim is to bring together relevant players at national and regional levels into trans-national networks, to work together based on the existing evidence of what is effective and to achieve better impact. The emphasis will be on exchanging experience and peer-learning between participating organisations, and on furthering information and research on what is effective to a wider circle of stakeholders and organisations.

Activities supported by this call will aim to:

  • the creation of cross-regional and cross-country networks of migrant entrepreneurship support providers;

  • the organisation of face-to-face and on-line meetings, seminars and workshops bringing together representatives of migrant entrepreneurship support organizations from different regions and countries;

  • the collection and exchange of data on the results and impacts of existing schemes to support migrant entrepreneurs;

  • the evaluation of services to migrants provided by participating organisations;

  • the improvement and further development of support for migrant entrepreneurs provided so far, including its extension to additional dimensions of support

  • the transfer or extension to another region/country of existing schemes;

  • the establishment of joint projects between participating organisations;the dissemination of information, guidance and advice to a wider audience of interested public administrations and migrant support organisations.

Proposals need to be submitted by organisations that are active in helping the economic and social integration of migrants, in fostering migrant entrepreneurship and/or and providing support services to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.

The activities will be implemented in collaboration with other organisations. Applicants should describe how they intend to cooperate in order to exchange experience and best practice, and improve what they are doing or extend/transfer their practices to different regions and countries.

Expected Impact:

The expected final outcome of the initiative is that additional support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs will be developed and the existing ones will be improved, based on best practice and shared experience among all the actors involved.

As a result, more migrants will be led to starting new and sustainable businesses, with benefits such as an increased entrepreneurial activity, job creation and a better integration of members of migrant communities.

Concrete outputs of the projects should be:

  • the creation of trans-national Networks on migrant entrepreneurship support;
  • a better evaluation and benchmarking of existing support schemes;
  • the organisation of Peer-Learning activities for the benefit of organisations active in this field;
  • the improvement and further development of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs;
  • the dissemination of information, guidance and advice to a wide audience of interested stakeholders;
  • the organisation of European Workshops gathering key players from different countries.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 6 of the Call document.


  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 6 and 7 of the Call document.

  3. Evaluation

    3.1. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 and 9 of theCall document.


    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants.
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.


  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:


    COSME Grant Agreement, max. 90% co-funding rate (COS-GA):
    Standard proposal template Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
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    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary (example, final version to be uploaded soon)


    Annex to the Call: Evaluation and Analysis of Good Practices in Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship

 

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