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Greening SMEs in the proximity and social economy ecosystem through transnational co-operation

Registration deadline

09/11/2022 - 14/02/2023 17:00:00 Brussels time


The call for proposals foresees the following outcome:

  • Improved capacity of social economy SMEs and entrepreneurs to perform on the green transition;
  • Enhanced transnational cooperation of public authorities and other stakeholders on the identification and implementation of sustainability practices for the proximity and social economy ecosystem;
  • Fostered cross-sectorial cooperation and knowledge transfer between social economy SMEs and start-ups, mainstream businesses, consultancies, business support centres and incubators with regard to the uptake of green skills and the development of more sustainable products and services;
  • Evidence-based integration of sustainable innovative processes by social economy SMEs and start-ups boosting their competitiveness and creating potential new market opportunities;
  • Further investment of social economy SMEs in sustainable alternatives, capacity building and knowledge transfer.

Eligible Activities

Each consortium must deliver the following mandatory activities:

  • Organisation of transnational capacity building activities bringing together different partners and stakeholders;
  • Organisation of coaching, mentoring and business support activities targeting social economy SMEs and entrepreneurs;
  • Delivering capacity building through advisory services to support social economy SMEs and entrepreneurs in identifying and implementing sustainable changes;
  • Providing financial support to the SMEs.

For more details on activities and their focus see the Call document.


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 (list of participating countries);

Ukraine, as stipulated in the Eligibility Criteria section of the revised SMP Work Programme 2022, Annex 2.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc.
(see section 13 Call document.)

Type of aid and economic conditions

Project budgets (maximum grant amount) are expected to range between EUR 750 000 and EUR 1 000 000.

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rates fixed in the Grant Agreement (100% for the costs for providing financial support to third parties and 90% for all other costs categories).



Applicable regulations


Route for processing

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper applications are NOT accepted.To use the Submission System create an EU Login user account

Registration deadline  09/11/2022 - 14/02/2023 17:00:00 Brussels time