Results of the ESCF Call
120 applications were received from 22 countries in the Call for proposals in 2020, describing innovations relevant to all 16 social challenge areas identified. These are drawn from the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Financial and non-financial support was offered to 7 selected organisations/consortia to develop plans to scale proven innovations across a range of challenge areas including employment, ageing, homelessness, mental health, migrants, digital inclusion, and ecological and social transition. Plans were developed for these innovations in a total of 16 countries, 7 of which are CEECs.
Long Live the Elderly
To scale a Community-based pro-Active Monitoring Program (CAMP) targeting people aged over 80, followed by the implementation of Individualized Care Plans (ICPs) to mitigate the impact of frailty on citizens’ quality of life and use of care services.
WA Helps All
To scale a Web Accessibility (WA) enabling & measuring tool for people with disability, critical for digital inclusiveness. The innovation targets a key accessibility problem experienced by many CEEC countries and facilitates knowledge transfer across Europe.
Duo for a Job
To scale a mentoring programme for young people with a non-EU migrant background to find a job with the guidance of mentors aged 50+
To scale a proven innovation aimed at effectively reducing energy poverty by giving training and support to social operators tackling situations of vulnerability
Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
To scale Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach for people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to gain and sustain paid employment
Alternatives to Detention
To increase adoption of engagement-based, case management centred alternatives to detention pilots based on a social work approach
From Streets to Homes – Social Housing Agency
Planning scale-up strategies for a Social Housing Agency (SHA) creating affordable housing for homeless, vulnerable, and low-middle income groups
COUNTRIES FROM WHICH APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED
Country in which lead organisation is based
Number of applications
GEOGRAPHIC SPREAD OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
FOCUS AREAS OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
The applications received describe innovations relevant to all 16 social challenge areas identified in the Call. Many of the innovations are relevant to more than one social challenge area. The primary social challenges addressed by the applications are illustrated below.