Information, consultation & participation of representatives of undertakings


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme (SOCPL)

Programme Description

More information about the Programme will be available as soon as the European Commission publishes the Programme’s documents.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Information, consultation & participation of representatives of undertakings


The main purpose of this call is to fund operations aimed at developing employee involvement in undertakings – meaning any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees’ representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within the company – in particular by raising awareness and contributing to the application of EU law and policies in this area and 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.

Transnational actions involving representatives from several Member States as well as the joint participation of employers and workers shall be promoted.

Detailed Call Description

The appropriations of this call for proposals finance measures enabling the social partners and the social actors at company level to familiarise themselves with EU law and policies in the area of employee involvement in  undertakings, to exercise their rights and their duties to this regard and to work together towards the definition and implementation of concrete responses to the challenges posed to workers’ involvement.

The call covers in particular funding of measures aimed at strengthening transnational co-operation between workers’ and employers’ representatives in respect of employee involvement. These appropriations may also be used to fund short training actions as well as actions involving representatives of social partners in the candidate countries in the field of employee involvement. Measures and actions should be inclusive for vulnerable employees in order to achieve inclusion of persons with disabilities.

In order to be eligible, the applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in an EU Member State. In addition, the consortium must comprise of 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 the management of undertakings, organisations representing employers at regional, national, European, sectoral or multi-sectoral level. In case of commercial undertakings, the objective of the project must be non-commercial in nature.

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-commercial.

Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months and the project’s budget is expected to range between € 200,000 and € 400,000.

Call Total Budget


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


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Industry
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Producer Associations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Trade Unions
  • Training Centres

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion: