European Social Economy Missions (SMP-COSME-2023-RESILIENCE)

DEADLINE: 07 December 2023


The call follows up two "Social Economy Missions" calls for proposals launched in 2020 and 2021 aiming at developing inter-regional cooperation to scale up social economy business models in regional context. The Commission released a Social Economy Action Plan in December 2021. With this plan, the Commission put forward concrete measures to help mobilise the full potential of the social economy sector, building on the results of the 2011 Social Business Initiative and the 2016 Start-up and Scale-up Initiative

This action will implement point 3.4 of the Social Economy Action Plan. In particular, it will enable social economy actors relevant for the Proximity and Social Economy ecosystem to develop innovative and sustainable business practices to boost rural growth and competitiveness and help to drive the twin transition. It will foster the exchange of good practices, success stories in the various policy domains contributing to reaching the goals of the Long Term Vision for Rural Areas.

The action will in particular boost the scale up of social economy businesses in rural areas focusing on the following topics (non-exhaustive list):

  • Clusters of social and ecological innovation
  • Green and digital transition
  • Sustainable and circular agriculture and food systems
  • Education, training and skills activities for unemployed people
  • New European Bauhaus and quality of life

Available budget: €1 000 000

Number of projects to be funded: maximum of 4

Project duration: 18 or 24 months

Important for submission

When applying to the call, on top of mandatory standard Application Form Parts A & B, you must upload the following mandatory annexes:

  • detailed budget table/calculator - template is available in the Submission System and the correct file is ‘Tpl_Detailed Budget Table (SMP COSME GFS 90)’ – to be uploaded under ‘Detailed budget table’ field;
  • SMP-COSME-2023-RESILIENCE Annex 5 - Eligibility Checklist - to be uploaded under ‘Other annexes’ field.

Informative session

On 09 November 2023, EISMEA will held an informative session about the call European Social Economy Missions (SMP-COSME-2023-RESILIENCE).

More information are available on the event page.

Recording and PPT of the event will be published on this page after the event.

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