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Who is eligible?

PROGRESS financially supports activities with a strong Europe-wide dimension and of an appropriate scale to ensure EU added value.

The programme cannot support individuals' private projects on a case-by-case basis - such projects might be able to find funding opportunities from the European Social Fund or the European Progress Microfinance Facility.

Participation in PROGRESS is open to:

  • EU countries
  • Candidate and potential candidate countries
  • EFTA/EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)

The following kinds of organisations can respond to a call for proposals or a call for tender, provided they meet the criteria in the technical specifications:

  • national authorities
  • local and regional authorities
  • public employment services
  • national statistics offices
  • specialised bodies, universities and research institutes
  • employers' / employees' associations and non-governmental organisations.