Calls for proposals

The overall objective of the Silver Economy Awards is to highlight the potential that a growing older population can generate for entrepreneurs, investors, public authorities and civil society through the development of innovative solutions responding to these opportunities.

Therefore the awards will reward products and services which use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the quality of life of Europeans aged over 50 in three categories:

  • Public authority
  • Non-for-profit organisation
  • For-profit organisation

All applicants will benefit from online publication on the Silver Economy website and winners and finalists will be invited to showcase their product or service at a high-level Award Ceremony in May 2018. The winning solutions will be further promoted by the European Covenant on Demographic Change, the European Commission and the SEED partners in the media, on websites, in newsletters and through other promotional material.

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Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

SocialChallenges.eu is calling for scalable solutions able to meet social and environmental challenges. A grant and a mentoring programme is offered.

A project funded by Horizon 2020 Social Challenges Innovation Platform is a European online ecosystem encouraging the interaction between social innovators and SMEs for the co-development and take up of sustainable and marketable innovations with a clear social impact. Do not confuse "social challenges" with the "societal challenges adressed by the programme Horizon 2020. 

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Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 21 December, 2017

The specific challenge addressed by this topic is to enable SMEs in traditional and new sectors, collaborative economy and creative sectors, cultural heritage and the social economy as well as collaborative public service creation to innovate and grow across traditional boundaries, through new business models and organisational change.

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Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, 7 November, 2017

The aim of the call is to support projects by Member States that analyse existing gender gaps and develop effective measures to tackle them, in particular the gender gap in pensions. 

This call for proposals aims to achieve the objectives defined in the Strategic engagement for gender equality 2015-2019 and the European Pact for gender equality. 

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Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 22 February, 2018
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