Social Economy Missions for community resilience


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Social Economy Missions for community resilience


The general objective of this topic is to co-fund projects, which will build resilience and increase the capacity of regional or local public administrations, social economy SMEs and civil society to overcome difficulties and crises. The call will support building local resilience through:
a) transnational and inter-regional peer-learning and collaboration in the field of social economy; b) developing social economy local action plans with the cooperation of social economy stakeholders;
c) formulating recommendations to be potentially replicable in other parts of Europe.

Detailed Call Description

The specific objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals for topic “Social Economy Missions for community resilience” are the following:

  • Developing transnational and inter-regional collaboration between social economy stakeholders (public and private sector) in the field of Social Economy Missions’ theme;
  • Boosting peer-learning, sharing and replicating good practices and success stories between social economy stakeholders;
  • Improving collaboration between existing social economy networks and stakeholders at regional and local level in the identified theme;
  • Showcasing social economy enterprises and organisations and promoting their role in building resilience in territories;
  • Developing local action plans with social economy enterprises and stakeholders in the identified theme.

Call Total Budget


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

100% for the costs for providing financial support to third parties and 90% for all other costs categories.

Thematic Categories

  • Economy-Finances
  • Employment
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Authorities
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

A consortium of applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:
(a) at least three regional or local public administrations (such as regions, municipalities, cities, etc.) validated as public entities in Participant Register from at least three different eligible countries;
(b) at least one business related organisation such as SMEs organisation or association, social enterprises organisation, chamber of commerce, etc. relevant for this call topic;
(c) additional applicants can be other economic operators such as network or umbrella organisations, SMEs organisations, SMEs, social economy organisations or enterprises, civil society organisations, local urban development and innovation agencies, technology centres and service providers, digital innovation hubs, science parks, local industrial clusters, educational institutions, educational or vocational training organisations, chambers of commerce, etc. relevant for this call topic.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry
Industry and Technology Service
1421, Nicosia, Cyprus

Contact Person:
Spyros Triantaphyllidis
Telephone: 22867333

(Publish Date: 04/10/2021-for internal use only)

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