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CEPES publishes two calls for aid from the European Social Fund with a value of 19.2 million euros

29 06 2020

The Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy (CEPES), as the Intermediate Body of the 'Operational Program for Social Inclusion and Social Economy' of the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, has launched two calls for aid to Social Economy entities with an endowment of 19,263,776 million euros, for projects that take place between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2023.

• The first call, with 12.3 million euros, aims to increase the number of Social Economy companies, promote collective entrepreneurship, improve competitiveness, as well as apply measures to mitigate the effect of the crisis caused by Covid- 19. Available at: https://fse.cepes.es/files/public/1_calls/Bases_Convocatoria_Ayudas_FSE_CEPES_PI_8.3_2020-2023.p df

• The second, with 6.9 million euros, aims to increase the number of Social Economy entities and companies working for the integration of people with disabilities or at risk of social exclusion, improve their competitiveness and structures, as well as alleviate the effect of the crisis generated by Covid-19. Available at: https://fse.cepes.es/files/public/1_calls/Bases_Convocatoria_Ayudas_FSE_CEPES_PI_9.5_2020-2023.pdf

• "The management of CEPES as an Intermediate Body of the ESF, so far has allowed to create 625 new companies, more than 1,800 new jobs and has consolidated more than 2,000 jobs and 786 business projects," said CEPES President Juan Antonio Pedreño.

• The aid information is available on the CEPES website: https://fse.cepes.es/

• On July 7 and 8, CEPES will organize two webminars to explain both calls and answer questions.

 

Madrid, June 29, 2020.- The Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy ( CEPES ), as the Intermediate Body of the 'Operational Program for Social Inclusion and Social Economy' of the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, has launched two calls for aid to Social Economy entities with an endowment of 19,263,776 million euros, for projects that take place between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2023 .

The first call, with an allocation of 12,324,706 euros , aims to finance projects to increase the number of Social Economy companies , encourage collective entrepreneurship and improve competitiveness , as well as the application of measures to alleviate the effect of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 .

The second call, with an amount of 6,939,070 euros , aims to finance projects that aim to increase the number of social economy entities and companies that work for the labor integration of people with disabilities and / or in a situation or risk of social exclusion , the improvement of their competitiveness and the strengthening of their representative structures (facilitating their financing and improving the quality and efficiency of the support services for creation and consolidation), as well as maintaining the employment of these vulnerable social groups , developed by social economy entities and companies and the application of measures to mitigate the effect of the crisis generated by Covid-19.

This double call takes place after the Administrative Unit of the European Social Fund (UAFSE) recognized CEPES in 2016 as the competent entity to manage the Social Economy actions of the POISES.

“The management of CEPES as the Intermediate Body of the ESF, so far has allowed to create 625 new companies, more than 1,800 new jobs and has consolidated more than 2,000 jobs and 786 business projects </ strong> ”, stated the president of CEPES, Juan Antonio Pedreño .

“With these two new calls, we make available to CEPES and Social Economy companies important resources to generate stable, quality and inclusive employment, in addition to strengthening our business fabric in the face of the important challenges we face. in the reconstruction after the crisis caused by the Covid-19 ”, affirmed the president of CEPES.

Information on CEPES grants as an Intermediate Body of the ESF is available on the CEPES website: https://fse.cepes.es/

 

Accreditation and Submission Deadlines

APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF ENTITIES

From today until July 17 until 11:59 p.m. , a deadline for submitting accreditation applications opens, either for a new registration or for updating the data of the entities or companies that have participated in previous calls. The objective of this accreditation process is the review by CEPES of the fulfillment of the conditions to be an applicant entity. This accreditation process is done through the CEPES FSE Portal: https://fse.cepes.es/

CEPES will notify the Applicant Entity of the definitive resolution of whether or not to be accredited for the presentation of a grant application between July 1 and July 31 via email.

 

SUBMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS:

Only entities that have been previously accredited by CEPES may submit a grant application. An Entity can present up to a maximum of 3 projects individually and / or in collaboration. The presentation of projects may be carried out from August 1 to September 25 using a standard electronic form that appears in Annex VII of the call.

 

POISES

The Operational Program for 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 inclusive growth. The POISES establishes that “The promotion of inclusive growth involves, among other elements, reinforcing the fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, guaranteeing equal opportunities in access to the labor market and taking advantage of the potential of the social economy for economic recovery ”, thus placing the promotion of the social economy as one of the fundamental axes of the operational program.

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