EMPLOYMENT and SOCIAL INNOVATION (EaSI)

Donor: 
Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
Global
Europe
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Employment, decent work and capacity building in Tourism
Gender in Tourism
Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in Tourism
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Intro text: 
The 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. EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission.

Official website

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1081

Geographic focus

EU 28 and EEA countries

Who can apply?

Any natural or legal person active in education and research institutions, public authorities and enterprises - SMEs,  from within the EU Member States and EEA countries.

Objectives and activities

The objective is to support:

Activities:

  • Strengthen ownership and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion.
  • Support the development of social protection systems and labour market policies.
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its application.
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises.
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities, through specific action to promote women's employment and social inclusion.

Type and level of funding

The total budget for 2014-2020 is €919,469,000.

Financial assistance is provided in the form of grants, loans and equity investments.