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Call: Access to Social Protection and National Reform Support

Acronym EaSI
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation"

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.


  • Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion
  • Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises
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Description of programme

The PROGRESS axis of EaSI helps the EU and its countries to improve policies in three thematic sections:

  • employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment
  • social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty
  • working conditions
Access to Social Protection and National Reform Support
Description of call
"Access to Social Protection and National Reform Support"
The present call for proposals is divided in two lots.
Lot "Access to social protection" should fund activities that test, develop and implement innovative actions to facilitate the access to individual information on social protection entitlements, with the purpose of facilitating labour market transitions and enabling people to manage their careers better.
Lot "National reform support" will support national authorities in preparing policy reforms to ensure access to adequate rights in social protection regardless the form of employment, as envisaged by the Pillar.
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Thematic Focus Employment & Labour Market, Administration & Governance
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Public Services, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, National Government
Applicant details Lead or sole applicant must be the competent national public authority, such as the ministry responsible for social protection, or a public agency expressly mandated in writing by the competent national authority to assume responsibility for the implementation of the action.
Project Partner Details consortia are possible but not mandatory
Project duration min 30 months
Project duration max 36 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details total budget: 5 Mio €
co- financing rate: 80%
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