Social Finance analyst module: join the upcoming EaSI Technical Assistance sessions
The European Union will offer a number of online and offline sessions under the EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Enterprise Finance programme. The Social Finance Analyst Module’s sessions will take place between March – June 2022. Participants are encouraged to follow all the sessions. However, each session can also be attended as a stand-alone one, without having to follow the whole module or block.
Public consultation on EaSI and EPMF programmes now open (deadline: 28 December 2021)
The consultation, open until 28 December 2021, aims at supporting the ex post evaluation of the Employment and Social Innovation Programme (EaSI) and the final evaluation of the European Progress Microfinance Facility (EPMF).
EaSI information session on the call for proposals for National Contact Points
The information session provided to about 20 participants more information and guidance on the call for proposals for the support to National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) strand of the European Social Fund plus (ESF+).
EaSI strand participating countries can apply for EU co-financing for their National Contact Points
On 10 June 2021 the call for proposals for EU co-financing for National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) strand of ESF+ was published and it is open for applicants as of 13 June 2021.
Green light for ESF+ from European Parliament and Council
The European Parliament gave the final approval for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Regulation, worth €99.3 billion (in current prices), at its plenary session on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
Employment and social innovation: new loans worth €8 million for small businesses in Lithuania
The Lithuanian Credit Union LKU Group (LCCU) has signed a guarantee agreement with European Investment Fund (EIF) under the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). The guarantee will back a portfolio of around 320 new microloans to small businesses and micro-enterprises in Lithuania, for a total of up to €8 million
New survey: contribute to the performance monitoring of the European Union programme for employment and social innovation (EaSI)
The performance of the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is assessed every two year using a dedicated stakeholder survey.
EaSI programme engages organisations across Europe
The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme supports organisations throughout the European Union and other European countries. The degree of participation differs from country to country and depending on the call for proposal.
OECD publishes social housing policy brief
Co-funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) a policy brief on social housing has been published by OECD.
Coronavirus: EIF and European Commission launch new measures supporting micro- and social enterprises under the EUR 400m EaSI Guarantee instrument
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are launching new COVID-19 support measures under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument (EaSI) to enhance access to finance for micro-borrowers, micro- and social enterprises.