Social Policy ‘Experimentation’ – EU Funding

October 24, 2012

This EUR3.5 million Call, launched on 21 September under the PROGRESS employment and social solidarity programme, aims to promote evidence-based social policy experimentation to address challenges such as to ensure constant adaptation of schemes and measures to evolving social needs; to provide for the participation of stakeholders in all steps of the policy cycle; and evaluation of the social impact of decisions.

The Call focuses on the following topics:

* Social inclusion of vulnerable groups such as Roma, migrants and their descendants, the homeless and youth.

* The quality of child care.

* Active and healthy ageing.

* The transition from education to employment for young people.

Among the actions to be financed are:

* Design, management and evaluation methodology of social experiments.

* Strategies to expand social experiments and translate findings into broader policy measures.

* Cooperation and networking activities.

Activities of 18-24 months duration should begin during the second quarter of 2012.

Deadline: 15 December

via Funding Tracker.

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