EURES Social partners cooperation


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

Identifier Code



EURES Social partners cooperation


The overall objectives of the call topic are to facilitate workers’ intra-EU labour mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as to support the implementation of the EURES Regulation.
The ultimate goal of the call is to facilitate the job matching, placement and recruitment process on a fair basis.

Detailed Call Description

This topic covers activities of European social partner organisations which are observers in the Advisory Committee on Free Movement of Workers to inform about, coordinate and to facilitate intra-EU labour mobility among their member organisations and to ensure that those member organisations, which are also part of the EURES network, are well aligned to the objectives of EURES and/or become EURES members or partners admitted by the national EURES Coordination Offices.

Proposals under this topic must support at least one of these activities:

  • To improve the visibility and awareness of EURES targeted at their members, in line with the EURES communications strategy. The campaign should have the clear goal to increase the use of the services offered by the EURES portal and network
  • To cooperate with other organisations in EURES-related activities such as recruitment events.
  • To improve client services provided by social partner organisations to mobile and cross-border workers, bearing in mind good practices and the developments relating to admission systems for EURES Members and Partners

In addition, proposals under this topic can support any of the following activities:

  • To organise stakeholder events relating to intra-EU labour mobility, EURES, cross-border partnerships and cooperation in this area, bringing together representatives of employers’ organisations, trade unions, public and private employment services and public authorities, with a view to reporting to the Commission on data, findings and recommendations.
  •  To support exchange of best practices and mutual learning on the development of new or better services for jobseekers and employers, to be provided by social partners or other organisations in the context of chapter V of the EURES Regulation.
  • To provide recruitment assistance through their staff to jobseekers and employers, such as:
    • Recruiting workers and attracting employers.
    •  Identifying suitable job vacancies or CVs.
    •  Helping to draft CV’s, job applications, and job vacancies.
    •  Matching CVs and vacancies.
  • To provide guidance and information, to potential mobile jobseekers and their employers, on:
    • living and working conditions, including general information on social security, taxation, labour law and administrative procedures regarding employment
    • apprenticeships, traineeships and access to vocational education and training.
  • Participate in the coordination meetings of the of EURES cross-border partnerships.

Call Total Budget

€12 000 000

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


Thematic Categories

  • Employment

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Legal Entities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Trade Unions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, 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
    • non-EU countries:
      • EEA countries in accordance with Article 29 of the ESF+ Regulation

Social partner organisations without legal personality under the applicable national law of above-mentioned countries are also eligible.

Applicants (single applicant or lead and co-applicants) must be social partners, established at European level and represented in the Advisory Committee on Free Movement of Workers, i.e.:

  • The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • The Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE)
  •  European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEunited)
  • European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest (CEEP)

Affiliated entities can take part in the consortium, but must satisfy the eligibility criteria as all applicants.

Not eligible under this topic are training activities for EURES advisers and other staff of social partners, which can be covered by the EURES training programme.

Consortium composition

Actions may involve consortia. Proposals may be submitted by a consortium whilst applications by single applicants (mono-beneficiary) are allowed.
Any consortium member must be actively involved in the implementation of the action and financially engaged, (by incurring costs). The way they are financially engaged must be detailed in the budget of the proposal.

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: 20/03/2023-for internal use only)