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Call: Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations

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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Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations
Description of call
"Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations"
This call aims to improve expertise and knowledge on industrial relations through analysis and research on EU-level and in comparative terms to contribute to the quality of industrial relations in Europe.
Proposals should focus on:
  • the potential of industrial relations connected to a number of challenges and opportunities that are listed in detail in the call document and,
  • functioning and effects of coordination of collective bargaining across different levels and territories
Measures funded under this Call should guarantee access for people with  disabilities.
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Thematic Focus Employment & Labour Market, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants International Organization, Public Services, NGO / NPO, Research Institution, University
Applicant details Applicants must fall within one of the following categories: non-profit-making organisations linked to industrial relations, including universities and research institutes; social partners; public authorities; international organisations active in the fields of social dialogue and/or industrial relations.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details To be eligible, actions must:
  • include at least one co-applicant, affiliated entity or associate organisation next to the lead applicant
  • have the involvement of a non-profit making university or research institute
  • be in consortium with at least one organisation from a different eligible country if the lead-applicant is not a European-level or international organisation
These rules do not apply to international organisations which can submit proposals as the only applicant.
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration max 24 months
Further info The indicative duration of projects is 24 months.
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total budget: 4.1 million €
Requested funds should be between 150 000 € and 500 000 €.
EU co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Applications must be submitted using the electronic submission system available at, and by sending 2 signed, printed versions of the application form and its annexes by post or courier service to the following address:

European Commission
Call for proposals VP/2018/004
DG EMPL/CAD.2, J-27 – 00/120
B-1049 Brussels

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