Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

European Social Fund +

Programme Description

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.

Programme Details

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The activities will promote capacity and knowledge building in the area of homelessness and housing exclusion from 2024 onwards.

More specifically, the support to the Platform should:

  • Provide learning tools, evidence and knowledge on specific aspects of homelessness, and identify good practices in terms of policies and projects;
  • Improve the sharing of knowledge and practices to inform policy makers and other intervening actors in the Member States on the design of integrated homelessness strategies at the national level.

The ultimate goal is to achieve concrete results in combatting homelessness with a view towards reducing it substantially across the EU by 2030.

Detailed Call Description

This action grant will fund activities that contribute to the implementation of the above-mentioned objectives, priorities and initiatives in the area of homelessness and housing exclusion. The grantee(s) will implement among others analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, mutual learning and exchanges of good practices, awareness raising, information and dissemination activities in the field of homelessness and housing exclusion in line with the Platform’s work programme, with EU added value.

Activities may include:

  • Developing learning tools related to the different areas included in the the Work Programme of the Platform, including a learning tool on the “housing first” principle;
  • Collecting and deepening evidence and knowledge on specific aspects of homelessness and housing exclusion;
  •  Identifying good practices in terms of policies and projects and presenting them on the Platform’s Europa website;
  • Developing and delivering on-site visit programmes to homelessness projects for members of the Platform and other interested stakeholders;
  • Developing and delivering training activities for practitioners, including webinars/ seminars;
  • Supporting members of the Platform in the elaboration and preparation of national strategic documents on the eradication of homelessness.

The activities should integrate cross-cutting (inter-sectional) issues (e.g. gender, disability, non-discrimination).

Applicants should optimise the use of online/offline activities depending on the objectives of each activity, and taking into account environmental and health considerations. Possibilities offered by online activities to maximise impact should be utilised (e.g. publically available recorded webinars). The cost-effectiveness, size and frequency of physical events should be carefully considered and be reasonable.

Call Total Budget

€740,000,00. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Public Administration
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Single applicants or the lead applicant in case of a consortium, must have signed a framework partnership agreement (FPA) for the period 2022-2025 for EU level Social NGO Networks (call ESF-2021-OG-NETW-NGO-FPA). Each FPA signatory can only participate in one proposal.

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  •  be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
      • non-EU countries:listed EEA countries and countries associated to the ESF+ or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)

Consortium composition
Applications by both single applicants (single beneficiaries) and consortia are allowed.
The coordinator/lead applicant must have signed a framework partnership agreement (FPA) for the period 2022-2025 for EU level Social NGO Networks (call ESF-2021-OGNETW-NGO-FPA). Each FPA signatory can only participate in one proposal.

In case of consortia, all applicants should fall under one the following categories:

  • public authorities;
  • international organisations (with registered headquarters both inside and outside of eligible countries of the call);
  • non-profit organisations (private or public);
  • research centres/institutes;
  • higher education establishments (private and public);
  • civil society organisations; or social partner organisations at European, national or regional level.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Directorate-General for European Programs, Coordination and Development
29 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia
Tel:  +357 22-602883

(Publish Date: 17/03/2023-for internal use only)