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Reducing youth unemployment: setting up co-operatives to enhance working opportunities in the EU
Deadline: 25 Jun 2019   - 60 days

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 Young Farmers
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 Education and Training
 Higher Education
 Youth Exchanges
 Youth Workers

This call aims to improve the development of cooperatives and promote their image among young people. It seeks to embed cooperative entrepreneurial education in secondary and higher education as well as outside the educational environment. The Commission wants to support project that are innovative, transnational and implemented with a clear intention of replication. Projects should make results public and available for any actor interested in the cooperative business model and entrepreneurial training.


 25 June 2019

Particularly, the objectives intend to stimulate the transfer and development of competences of the cooperative entrepreneurship in countries

  • where the cooperative tradition is weak and where benefits offered by the cooperative model are not sufficiently well known
  • struggling with high youth unemployment

To achieve the expected results, the action will be built around 3 different topics

Topic 1: Delivering pilot training courses for students in secondary/higher education level
Topic 2: Cross-European workshops to share knowledge and learn from practitioners (‘train the trainers’).
Topic 3: Fostering the entrepreneurial mind-sets of young people to create cooperatives outside the educational environment.

Eligible applicants

Applicants must be established in one of the current 28 EU 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 to leave the project on the basis of article II.17.3.1 of the grant agreement.

Budget and project duration

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €1,950,000.
The maximum duration of project is 18 months.
Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: The contribution will be up to 90% of the total eligible cost of the action.

Call for proposals

The full text of the call for proposals is available soon.


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