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  • ESf Social Innovation in the Netherlands

    1. 2. <ul><li>David Lindenaar </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Agency SZW (management authority ESF) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist on the subject of ESF 2007-2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sub specialisation Social Innovation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 3. Objective of this presentation <ul><li>Stimulation of Social Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Particularities and different themes </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and afterwards </li></ul>
    3. 4. Stimulation of Social Innovation <ul><li>Introduction workshop on 2nd of September: 300 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts with NCSI </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Direct contact with the management authority by email and telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Low minimum subsidy (possibilities for SME) </li></ul><ul><li>Factsheets, presentations and FAQ placed on the website of the management authority </li></ul>
    4. 5. The European Social Fund in the Netherlands <ul><li>5 different Operations: </li></ul><ul><li>Total amount of funds in 7 years: € 736.439.750 </li></ul><ul><li>Operation E: </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant: Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: social innovation: improvement of labour productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Total amount of funds in 7 years: €41.500.137 </li></ul>
    5. 6. Background of Social Innovation <ul><li>EU regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Program for the Netherlands </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on talks with social partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on experience of EQUAL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Innovative Intiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3th priority: enlargement of the adaptability and investing in human capital </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Background of the Social Innovative Initiative <ul><li>€ 41.500.137 </li></ul><ul><li>Co financing by applicant or project partner </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant: legal body / entity who is defined as a employer </li></ul><ul><li>Focus group: management and employees of organizations </li></ul><ul><li>5% of the annual ESF budget is available for Social Innovative Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Reason for low percentage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insecurities of absorption capacity and possibilities of performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplier-effect: small projects with big effects </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Financing the Social Innovative Initiative <ul><li>ESF financing between € 67.000 and € 160.000 </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the total project costs are ESF financed (25% co financing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big difference with the other ESF initiatives in the Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations A-D: 40% eligible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations A-D: 20% overhead costs are eligible; Operation E: no overhead costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operation A-D: low educated individuals. Operation E: labour productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations A-D: activity bases. Operation E: writing a plan and the testing of this plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: all the percentages are the maximum percentage! </li></ul>
    8. 9. Different themes in the Social Innovative Initiative <ul><li>Basic assumption: government has a facilitating role </li></ul><ul><li>Three themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: flexible breaks, better work places, new means of working </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible labour organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: flexible work and private life balance, flexible working times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New relations in labour organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: task circulation, corporate culture </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Application <ul><li>Digital application by an E-form. This form could only be send to the Ministry when the following documents are attached to the form: </li></ul><ul><li>General documents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Documentation and Internal Control (AO/IC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External performer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-financing declaration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific Social Innovative Initiative documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An explanation to which theme the project can be linked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis of the Social Innovation Potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document with support of the employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document that explains how implementation plan and the testing phase take shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How the imbedding in- and exporting outside the organization of the testing results take shape </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Eligible Costs <ul><li>Costs for the creation of the Social Innovation Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Costs for the testing of the Social Innovation Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible costs: direct costs for the project leader and employees who are involved in the project and costs for external experts </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Implementation Plan contains the following compartments: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>>next slide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Activities of the Social Innovation Plan     Additional explanation € 0 € 0     € 0         € 0 € 0     € 0     Activity- and time schedule of follow-up actions 7 € 0 € 0     € 0     Costs/benefit analysis of a further action 6 € 0 € 0     € 0     Creation of a report of the implementation test 5 € 0 € 0     € 0     Testing of the implementation plan 4 € 0 € 0     € 0     Measurable objectives 3 € 0 € 0     € 0     Analysis of social innovation potation 2 € 0 € 0     € 0     Analysis of problems labour productivity 1 total subtotal rate hour subtotal rate hours Activity Number     Internal costs     External costs     0 Name Applier 0 Project name
    12. 13. After the application <ul><li>Lottery </li></ul><ul><li>Completeness test: possible Question Letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the date that the application is ‘complete’ eligible costs can be claimed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content test: possible Question Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Official Decision </li></ul><ul><li>Start of project </li></ul><ul><li>Half-way Visit: Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the project well on the way, compliance with legislation, advise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End op project </li></ul><ul><li>Final Audit: Official Report/Official Decision </li></ul>
    13. 14. A Lottery <ul><li>Is the handing out of EU funds based on change a good thing? </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for this decision: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical: new Initiative: insecurities about how many applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical: based on advise NCSI: it is not possible to rank projects based on objective criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem: No good qualitative checks for new projects </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: ??? </li></ul>
    14. 15. Thank you for your time Mail: [email_address] Telephone: +31703152071 Mobile: +31622553777