Jul 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM
The submission session is now available for: ESF-2021-CBC-ECP(ESF-PJG)
EURES Cross Border Partnerships
TOPIC ID: ESF-2021-CBC-ECP
Programme: European Social Fund + (ESF)
Work programme part: European Social Fund +
Call: EURES Cross-border partnerships and support to EURES cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries and social partners (ESF-2021-EURES-CBC)
Work programme year: ESF-2021
Type of action: ESF-PJG ESF Project Grants
Type of MGA: ESF Action Grant Budget-Based [ESF-AG]
Deadline model: single-stage
Opening date: 08 July 2021
Deadline date: 30 September 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time
Expected Outcome:The overall objectives of the call are to facilitate workers' intra-EU labour mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as to support the implementation of the EURES Regulation.
The ultimate goal of the call is to facilitate the job matching, placement and recruitment process on a fair basis.
The application must specify which category is covered by each activity proposed.
The actions should tackle the most relevant issues, as identified in the latest available data analysis.
Each activity must be linked with a results indicator and a specific target to be achieved during the action. Indicators have to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.
Scope:This topic shall support cross-border partnerships in implementing the objectives of the EURES Regulation, improving the functioning, cohesion and integration of the cross-border labour markets and promoting voluntary and fair geographical and occupational mobility in such regions.
The cross-border partnership must be established based on actual needs in terms of mobility flows and economic activity. In particular, it should address skills mismatches in the border region.
While cross-border partnerships are free under the EURES Regulation to define a number of specific tasks (as indicated in Article 27(2)), cross border partnerships co-financed by this call have to provide a minimum number of services.
Cross-border partnerships under this topic must support all these activities:
To provide recruitment assistance through the staff of the organisations participating in the partnership to frontier jobseekers and employers, such as:Recruiting workers and attracting employers, for instance organizing recruitment events.
Identifying suitable job vacancies or CVs.
Helping to draft CV's, job applications, and job vacancies.
Matching CVs and vacancies.
To provide guidance and information, relevant for the area covered by the partnership, on:living and working conditions, including general information on social security, taxation, labour law and administrative procedures regarding employment.
apprenticeships, traineeships and access to vocational education and training.
To advertise the information and services provided in line with the EURES communications strategy.
To monitor placement outcomes and customer satisfaction.
To contribute to the pool of job vacancies and CVs in the EURES portal, in cooperation with the NCO.
In addition, cross-border partnerships under this topic must support at least one of the following activities:
To provide post-recruitment information and assistance.
To gather and analyse evidence on cross-border mobility covering the current state of play and potential future developments.
To develop and implement a catalogue of specific actions for raising the offer of cross-border apprenticeships and traineeships in the participating regions and to provide information, guidance and assistance to candidates interested in applying for such offers across the border.
To contribute to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights with specific actions addressing at least one of the principles under the chapter “fair working conditions”.
On voluntary basis cross-border partnerships can develop activities drawing the lessons from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their cross-border regions. In particular, in the area of becoming an adviser and recognised interlocutor for public administrations and political bodies on cross-border labour market issues, the regional/national response to the pandemic, and their capacity to link between administration/politics on the one side and employers and workers on the other side.