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Results of the ESCF Call

120 applications were received from 22 countries describing innovations relevant to all 16 social challenge areas identified in the Call. 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. 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

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+

SUITE

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
Austria
3
Belgium
18
Bulgaria
3
Croatia
1
Cyprus
1
Czech Republic
2
Denmark
1
Finland
1
France
10
Germany
8
Greece
5
Hungary
5
Ireland
22
Italy
9
Latvia
2
Lithuania
1
Netherlands
6
Poland
1
Romania
1
Slovakia
1
Slovenia
5
Spain
14
Grand Total
120

GEOGRAPHIC SPREAD OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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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. 

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