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Cross-border partnerships and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries and social partners

Is estimated at EUR 6,923,523, the EU grant may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs.

The overall objectives of the call are to promote workers' intra-EU labour mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as to support the implementation of the EURES Regulation.


An application must only be dedicated to one of the strands presented below. Applicants that wish to apply for more than one strand will have to present separate applications.

  • Strand 1 "Cross-border partnerships"
  • Strand 2 "Support to the development of new cross-border partnerships"
  • Strand 3 "Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility in the EEA countries"
  • Strand 4 "Support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for social partners"

The type of specific actions that may be funded under each strand is indicated in the call text.


The action duration should indicatively be for projects not having been awarded a grant under the call VP/2017/006 and IF the proposal is awarded a grant under the present call:

  • Earliest starting date: date of submission of the proposal with the latest end date of the action: 31 December 2019


Legal entities properly established and registered in the following countries are eligible as lead applicant and/or co-applicants:

  • EU Member States
  •  Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement.


Deadline for submitting applications 25 June 2018 Swim, Courier and Post : 24:00 Brussels' time (CET) Hand deliveries 16:00 Brussels' time (CET)


This call for proposals is financed under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" 2014-20201 which is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, British beneficiaries will cease to receive EU funding. Organisations of social partners without legal personality under the applicable national law of above-mentioned countries are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met (Art.131 2 (b) of the Financial Regulation) 18.