The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people.
Τhe ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.
The main objective of this call for proposals is to complement and add value to the work of the European Platform tackling undeclared work.
Therefore, the call for proposals aims to support relevant actors in the field of tackling undeclared work such as ministries, enforcement authorities, social partners, etc. to develop innovative initiatives which shall contribute to enhancing the implementation, application, knowledge and better enforcement of EU and national law in the area of undeclared work, including through cross-border cooperation, thus supporting the transformation of undeclared work into declared work.
The types of activities which can be funded under this call for proposals must address at least one of the areas of action identified below:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) for both topics must:
To be eligible, single applicants or lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must be established in EU Member States and EEA countries, according to ESF+ Regulation.
Co-applicants can also be established in associated Candidate Countries and Potential Candidates, in accordance with ESF+ Regulation. Organisations of social partners without legal personality under the applicable national law are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met (Article 197.2(c) of the Financial Regulation).
Single or lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall into one of the following categories:
Proposals may be submitted by single applicants or by a consortium of composed of at least 2 eligible applicants (lead applicant and co-applicants) (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), as described in the section 6 above.
Applicants may participate with affiliated entities (i.e. entities linked to a beneficiary which participate in the action with similar rights and obligations as the beneficiaries, but do not sign the grant and therefore do not become beneficiaries themselves).
They will get a part of the grant money and must therefore comply with all the call conditions and be validated (just like beneficiaries); but they do not count towards the minimum eligibility criteria for consortium composition (if any).
Co-applicants can also be established in associated Candidate Countries and Potential Candidates, in accordance with ESF+ Regulation.
Affiliated entities must satisfy the eligibility criteria as all applicants.
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(Publish Date: 20/03/2023-for internal use only)