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CEPES organizes an informative day on the calls of helps of the ESF to the Social Economy

07 11 2017

CEPES held today an informative day on the calls of subsidies 2018-2020 of the helps of the European Social Fund (FSE) for the Social Economy. This event, held at the headquarters of ONCE Foundation in Madrid, was attended by more than a hundred representatives of companies and entities of the Social Economy throughout Spain and aimed to make a general presentation of the calls currently open, the requirements to be presented by the participating projects and entities, cost eligibility and co-financing, as well as the methodology applied for the evaluation of the projects presented.

• This event, held at the ONCE Foundation headquarters in Madrid, brought together more than a hundred representatives of companies and entities of the Spanish Social Economy.

• CEPES currently has two open calls for grants to Social Economy entities, co-financed by the ESF, with 17.1 million Euros.

 

Madrid, November 7, 2017.- The Spanish Business Confederation of the Social Economy (CEPES) today held an informative day on the calls for grants 2018-2020 of the European Social Fund (ESF) grants for the Social Economy .

This event, held at the ONCE Foundation headquarters in Madrid, was attended by more than a hundred representatives of companies and entities of the Social Economy throughout Spain.

In the Conference, the director of CEPES, Carmen Comos , recalled that CEPES , as the Intermediate Body of the 'Operational Program for Social Inclusion and Social Economy' of the European Social Fund (ESF), has just launched a double call for grants co-financed by the ESF with an allocation of 17.1 million euros for the period 2017-2020 .

The first call has an allocation of 10.9 million euros with the aim of creating companies and entities of Social Economy; as well as improving the competitiveness of the companies and entities of this model and supporting business consolidation.

The purpose of the second call of 6.2 million euros is to strengthen the associations, unions or groups of the Social Economy that work for the social and labor inclusion of people at risk of exclusion and / or disability.

The CEPES ESF Area team made a general presentation of the calls currently open, as well as the requirements that the projects and participating entities had to present. Likewise, the eligibility of the costs and co-financing has been explained, as well as the methodology applied for the evaluation of the presented projects.

The deadline for submitting applications ends on December 13 at 23.59h. On the CEPES website you can consult both calls, the application forms , as well as the beneficiary guide ( https://fse.cepes.es/convocatorias ).

 

POISES

The Operational Program of Social Inclusion and Social Economy for the period 2014-2020, co-financed by the ESF (hereinafter POISES), is one of the instruments that the Spanish State has designed to contribute to the achievement of the objectives set by the Europe 2020 Strategy , especially those related to integrative growth. The POISES establishes that "The promotion of an inclusive growth happens, among other elements, to reinforce the fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, to guarantee equal opportunities in accessing the labor market and to take advantage of the potential of the social economy for economic recovery ", placing, in this way, the promotion of the social economy as one of the fundamental axes of the operational program.

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