EaSI – PROGRESS – Call for proposal Mobility for Professionals
Objectives of the call
The general objective of the call is to test whether there is a need for a scheme for mobility for professionals with companies, in particular for SMEs and associations representing enterprises at European level. The testing (with a strong legal analytical dimension) could consist in an action supporting short term cross-border mobility for employees from a particular group of SMEs. The action could give financial support to a limited number of professionals identified for an exchange or a limited stay in another company.
The call aims to achieve the following operational objectives:
1) To examine the state of play and the need for action at European level and the situation of SMEs, in particular to assess the demand for EU action and to identify the obstacles faced by companies, in particular SMEs, based on the compilation of information on existing similar or complementary schemes at national and European level, a survey carried among SMEs, workshops with employers, and consultations and market research among European organisations representing enterprises;
2) To design, test and evaluate a pilot scheme supporting short term cross-border secondments for employees, in particular from small and medium companies taking into account the results of the survey and workshops with employers, the existing studies and the initiatives in place and the evaluation of the pilot scheme
3) To explore possible options for a future EU intervention in this area, possible benefits and obstacles, taking into account the results of the results of the analysis and of the pilot action
Types of actions
An analytical component: producing an analysis of needs and obstacles
An action-oriented component: a pilot scheme on short time cross border secondments and/or exchanges of employees
Overall networking activities and coordination with the Commission
The European Union’s overall financial contribution will not exceed 95% of the total eligible costs of the proposed activities. Contributions in kind (i.e. contributions for which no financial flow can be traced in the written accounts like unpaid charity work done by individuals or corporate bodies, etc.) will not be taken into account.
Deadline for submitting applications: 26 June 2015
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