Grants for promoting social cohesion, employment…

Call for: proposal on promoting social cohesion, employment and decent work
Deadline: 06/04/2010

The thematic programme ‘Investing in People’ pursues a broad approach to development and poverty reduction, with the general aim of improving human and social development levels in partner countries in accordance with the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Part of the fourth theme of the programme ‘Other aspects of human and social development’ is dedicated to addressing inequalities and promoting social cohesion, fostering the ‘decent work’ agenda, and employment.

Overall objective
The overall objective of the call for proposals is to contribute to poverty reduction and to social inclusion for workers in the informal economy and vulnerable groups.

Specific objective
* The development of sustainable initiatives (including capacity building of local communities) to strengthen social protection and employment at community level for workers in the informal economy and/or vulnerable groups as well as the dissemination and exchanges of related good practices at local, national or transnational level.
* Cooperation and partnerships between non-state actors and government at local and national level are encouraged with a view to developing innovative, community-level schemes for social protection and employment for vulnerable groups and workers in the informal economy.

Expected results
* Sharing and learning from best practices in community level initiatives in the field of social protection and employment carried out;
* Local communities capacities to identify needs of the informal workers and vulnerable groups strengthened;
* Sustainable social protection and employment in the community-level improved.

Size of grants

Any grant requested must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
* Minimum amount: EUR 500 000
* Maximum amount: EUR 2 000 000

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Application procedure
All interested applicants need to fill out the Grant Application Form and submit it until 6th April 2010.
Before applying read carefully the Guideline for frant application.

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