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Single Market Programme (SMP) – Call for proposals – Social Economy Missions for Community Resilience (SMP-COSME-2023-RESILIENCE)


The general objective of this call is to boost the development of social economy SMEs
active in rural areas. The project is aiming at building a European network of regional
and local authorities with converging priorities on social economy and creating space
and opportunities at EU level for learning and collaboration.
This call for proposals will support consortia developing collaboration through sharing
and replicating best practices and learning with focus on boosting the resilience, the
greening and the digitalisation of social economy enterprises and SMEs active in rural

Themes and priorities:

The proposal must address one of the themes listed below or identify another theme of relevance to the consortium partners around boosting social economy businesses in rural environment:

  1. Building clusters of social innovation and ecological innovation in rural areas
  2. Boosting green, and digital transition through social economy in rural areas
  3. Fostering social entrepreneurship, including for sustainable agriculture and food systems
  4. Reinforcing education, training and skills development activities for unemployed people in rural areas, targeting in particular youth and women
  5. Developing the New European Bauhaus and quality of life in rural environment
  6. Other relevant theme.


In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
− be legal entities (public or private bodies)
− be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
− EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
− non-EU countries:
− listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Single Market
Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an
association agreement and where the agreement enters into force
before grant signature.

Available budget:

The estimated available call budget is € 1.000.000
4 projects are expected to be funded, with a maximum budget € 250.000 per project.

Deadline for submission: 7 December 2023, 17:00 (CET).

More information here.