Quality jobs and greater sustainability


The role of social economy in addressing social exclusion, providing quality jobs and greater sustainability



Planned opening date: 04 October 2023

Deadline:  07 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time

Financing type: Action Grant 

Programme: Horizon Europe    

Budget: €10 million

Main objective

Research projects should contribute to the following expected outcomes:

  • Address challenges of the policy and legal frameworks that hinder the thriving of the social economy and the scaling up of its successful activities.
  • Better integrate the role and weight of social economy organisations in addressing social exclusion and providing quality jobs in multilevel policymaking.
  • Contribute to improving the working conditions in social economy organisations, including in the care sector.

Clustering and cooperation with other selected projects under this call and other relevant projects (such as HORIZON-CL6-2023-COMMUNITIES-01-1: Enhancing social inclusion in rural areas: focus on people in a vulnerable situation and social economy) are strongly encouraged. International cooperation is encouraged, especially with EU Neighbourhood and candidate countries.

Who is eligible

(described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes)

A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide.


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Funding Theme:
Social inclusion
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