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Europe: Funding opportunity for social and labour market integration of refugees

With this call for proposals, the European Commission wants to supports the fast-track integration of asylum seekers, refugees and their family members into the labour market. Published under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020, the total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of projects (maximum 80%) under this call is estimated at EUR 14.200.000. 

In order to ensure fast-track integration, of the target group into the labour market, which is one of Eu's Integration Action Plan points, the objectives of this call are:

  • to promote the development and testing of innovative and effective mechanisms;
  • to develop sustainable multi-level partnerships models;
  • to foster knowledge- and experience-sharing between different Member States of already functioning swift and successful insertion mechanisms, with a strong emphasis on the challenges faced by women.

The Commission expects to fund approximately 5 to 7 proposals, lasting between 24 and 36 months and starting in November 2017. To be eligible, proposals must involve an international consortium made of at least 4 organisations, with at least one established in an EU Member States and in principle, at least one of the organisations in one of the candidate countries. In addition, actions must result in effective integration into the labour market within the time-frame of the project.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 March 2017.

Application documents can be downloaded from the EaSI website.