Approaches to Mitigate the Societal Consequences of Russia’s War against Ukraine

EU Programme

Financing type: Action Grant  

Programme: ESF+ Social Innovation Plus Initiative 

Main objective

In line with the key objectives of the ESF+ Social Innovation + Initiative, this call aims to promote transnational cooperation and mutual learning between the EU Member State. It promotes the development of innovative approaches to societal challenges that empower citizens and improve our societies and welfare systems. By fostering the transfer and upscaling of social innovation, the call aims to contribute to the dissemination of proven successful models and invites to transform pressing social problems into opportunities. 

With an estimated budget of 22 million EUR, the call will support transnational projects which aim at transferring or scaling up of social innovations and contribute to the following objectives:  

  • Integration and social inclusion of people who have fled Ukraine. Projects under this objective are expected to propose a multi-layered approach to the integration of refugees in host countries across the EU, including tailored solutions in areas like employment, skills, housing, and access to social and care services. 
  • Mitigation of the consequences of the crisis on Member States’ societies and their public services. Projects under this objective are expected to develop innovative models for addressing broader challenges, such as tackling energy poverty, easing the purchasing power crisis, and developing more inclusive social services.


Who is eligible 

Only consortia are eligible.    

To be considered eligible, the consortium must include an applicant (the coordinator) and at least one co-applicant. The members of the consortium shall represent at least two different EU Member States.  

Financing Type:
Funding Theme:
Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Target Geographies:
EU Member States