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Activities in the field of undeclared work

European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI"
€ 2,447,622.00. The grant may not exceed 80.00% of the total eligible costs of the action.

The main objective of this call for proposals is to complement and add value to the activities indicated in the work programme of the European Platform tackling undeclared work. The priority is to co-finance actions fostering joint activities and cross-border projects of enforcement authorities improving their technical capacity in the field of preventing and deterrence of undeclared work.


The types of activities which may be funded under this call  must address at least one of the areas of action identified below:

  • Common training courses for staff involved in enforcement activities.
  • Joint inspections and exchange of staff of enforcement authorities.
  • Provision of technical assistance to other EU/EEA enforcement bodies to contribute to capacity building, implementation of good practices, etc.
  • Information exchange systems.
  • Collaborative work in form of sharing of information and mutual learning between enforcement authorities.
  • Joint awareness-raising campaigns/sector specific campaigns/regional cross-border campaigns.


The action's duration should indicatively be between twelve (12) months and eighteen (18) month.


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

  •  EU Member States;
  • Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement;
  • Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey


Deadline for submitting proposals 13 June 2018, Swim, Courier, and Post : 24:00 Brussels' time (CET). Hand deliveries 16:00 Brussels' time (CET)


"EaSI" 2014-20202 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: 
To be eligible, applicants (single/lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities) must fall into one of the following categories: i. Public enforcement authorities such as labour inspectorates, social security inspectorates, tax authorities, customs authorities, migration bodies, ministries in charge of tackling undeclared work, the police and the public prosecutor's office. ii. Social partner organization at European14, national or regional level. Social partner organizations may be single or lead applicant if officially entitled by law or institutional agreements to carry out enforcement tasks15. Other types of social partner organizations may be co-applicants. They can also be non-profit organizations (private or public).