Information, consultation & participation of representatives of undertakings


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme (SOCPL)

Programme Description

Prerogatives are tasks resulting from specific powers directly conferred by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to the European Commission.

The prerogatives budget lines managed by the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion deal with social dialogue, labour mobility as well as analysis of the social situation, demographics and the family.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Information, consultation & participation of representatives of undertakings


The main priority of this call is to promote actions aimed at developing employees’ involvement in undertakings in particular by raising awareness and contributing to the application of Union law and policies in this area, with a particular attention paid to the take-up and development of European Works Councils. This call also aims at supporting projects which seek to identify and address challenges in workers’ involvement resulting from changes in the world of work, in the context of the twin transitions (green and digital).

Detailed Call Description

The types of activities which may be funded under this call include but are not limited to:

  • training actions, manuals and any other type of outreach activities, exchange of information and of good practices involving workers’ and/or employers’ representatives, with a focus on activities generating a lasting effect;
  • analysis of quantitative and qualitative aspects and results on subjects related to workers’ and employers’ representation and social dialogue at undertaking level in a transnational cooperation context and enhanced collaboration and pro-activity of stakeholders in the anticipation of / response to change and restructuring activities and to changes in work organisation, business/production models and forms of work;
  • dissemination of the above information through websites, publications, newsletters and other means with a view to support the lasting effect of the action.

Call Total Budget


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


Project budgets (maximum grant amount) are expected to range between €250,000 and €300,000 per project.

It is expected that 8 to 10 proposals will be funded under this topic.

Thematic Categories

  • Employment
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • International Organisations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in an EU Member State. In addition, the applicants must be representatives of workers or employers such as:

  • for workers: the applicants may be works councils or similar bodies ensuring the general representation of workers; regional, national, European, sectoral or multi-sectoral trade unions;
  • for employers: applicants may be organisations representing employers at European, national, regional, sectoral or multi-sectoral level.

As an exception, applicants may also be technical bodies such as non-profit training or research bodies and commercial companies only if the aim of the project is non-profit.

Consortium composition

Actions may involve consortia. The coordinator representing the consortium shall be a European, national or regional level workers’ or employers’ organisation. Proposals must comply with the following conditions:

  • Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from minimum 2 different eligible countries.
  • In the case of proposals not submitted by a European-level workers’ or employers’ organisation, the action must involve other beneficiaries (with/without affiliated entities) from more than one Member State or Candidate Country.
  • Technical bodies or commercial companies (only if the aim of the project is non profit) can take part as other beneficiaries; these may be coordinators only where they are expressly mandated by one or more eligible participating organisations representing workers or employers and when a mandatory letter of endorsement is included.
  • International organisations may participate as co-applicants only (other beneficiaries, not as coordinator) even if, as exception, their registered office is not in one of the EU Member States or Candidate Countries. They cannot be coordinators.

Proposals by single applicants are allowed. Single applicants are only eligible if the entity is either a trade union or employers’ organisation, or an international organisation.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion: 

For further questions send to the email address below:

(Publish Date: 17/01/2023-for internal use only)