Call for proposals for social policy innovations supporting reforms in social services
The European Union financial aid granted will not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action.
The consortium members must guarantee the co-financing in cash of the remaining 20%.
The overall purpose of this call for proposals is to foster innovation and reforms in the social services to tackle the main challenges identified above and to develop innovative responses corresponding to national, regional and local realities and in line with the social investment approach.
This call promotes the social policy experimentation as a method for testing and evaluating innovative solutions with a view to up-scaling them.
The call has two objectives:
1) using social policy innovations for undertaking structural reforms in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy, in particular the Country Specific Recommendations received by the Member States as part of the European Semester; and
2)strengthening partnerships between public, private and civil society sector to involve in awareness raising activities about the use and benefits of social policy innovation.