CALL LAUNCH – Support for the establishment of social enterprises

August 24, 2018

The Ministry of European Funds launched the call for projects “Support for the establishment of social enterprises”.

Project submission period: 27.08 – 27.11.2018

Eligible applicants/partners:

  • Social economy entities;
  • Accredited public and private training providers;
  • Authorized public and private employment services providers;
  • Social services providers;
  • Trade unions and employers;
  • Professional Associations; NGOs;
  • Chambers of commerce and industry

Eligible activities:

1.Scheme for the establishment of social economy entities

The Beneficiary / Project partnership must provide the target group with:

  • Specific entrepreneurship training (ANC training: Entrepreneur in social economy or Social enterprise manager) and other relevant training courses;
  • Counseling in the field of entrepreneurship / social entrepreneurship in the implementation of the business plan;
  • Monitoring the operation and development of the enterprise;
  • A micro-grant of up to 100.000 euro / business plan;

2.Actions aimed at developing the social economy domain

  • Creating and strengthening partnerships with relevant actors to increase engagement in providing services to vulnerable groups;
  • Creating support networks, partnerships to disseminate good practices, information, know-how transfer, etc.
  • Developing tools for a better knowledge of the sector and improving the visibility of the social economy;

Maximum project value: 3 mill. euro, of which min. 70% for granting subsidies (de minimis aid) for setting up social enterprises;

Non reimbursable financing:

  • 100% for minimis aid costs.
  • for other expenses:
    • 100% for NGOs;
    • 95% for private beneficiaries;
    • 98% / 85% of public institutions;

Target group:

  • People wishing to set up social enterprises;

Implementation level: exclusively in less developed regions (Center, South-East, South Muntenia, North-East, North-West, West, South-West Oltenia)

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