Progress - for social policy experiments supporting social investments
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%.
Contributions in kind are not accepted as co-financing.
Social policy experimentation is considered in this call as a tool to test the impact of a new policy or a new measure on a small scale with a view to up-scale it if its effectiveness has been demonstrated.
This call aims to expand the knowledge-base, support evidence-based policy-making and intensify the mutual learning among various actors in the PROGRESS participating countries and facilitate the adaptation of social programmes and policies to real needs.
The significance of the social policy experimentations depends not only on the valuable information they provide, but also on whether they are used to estimate the impact of new social policies or programmes and on the possibility to eventually replicate and/or upscale these ‘experimental’ policies or programmes.
The present call focuses on the methodological aspects of the different phases of social policy innovations, policy reforms or policy adaptations.
Consequently, particular attention should be given to the evaluation and dissemination.