Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Social Economy Missions

COSME Programme
EUR 400.000 The maximum grant per project will be EUR 50.000

The Social Economy Missions will help to gradually build an ecosystem of players, encouraging the interaction between different partners both at public and private level and significantly contributing to enhancing and developing the European social economy community.collaboration contribute to gradual setting up of a permanent community of practice in the field of social economy as the key component of a sustainable European economic system.


The proposals to this call for proposals must address only one of the following 4 social economy priorities/topics:

  1. Socially responsible public procurement;
  2. Education framework for social economy;
  3. Tackling regional/local unemployment via social economy model;
  4. Social economy clusters


The project duration is 6 months.


Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible: EU Member States; countries participating in the COSME programme, please check the attached document for Non-EU members participating countries.

For British 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, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required toleave the project on the basis of Article 34.3.1.


The deadline for submitting applications is 26 September 2019, 17:00 Brussels time


The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 400.000. The maximum grant per project will be EUR 50.000. The reimbursement rate for this grant is maximum 90 % of eligible costs.

The Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (2014-2020)2, (COSME), aims to promote growth and to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Applicants must be legal entities forming a consortium: Public authorities (at regional or local level); Social economy enterprises; Other public and private entities specialised in social economy.