Dear EAN Members, dear stakeholders, dear colleagues, dear friends,

I am writing to invite you to the European Commission’s upcoming virtual helpdesk that will provide advice to social services to access the EU’s Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII and CRII Plus), the EU’s main funding instrument to help Member States respond to COVID-19.

Conducted in the form of a webinar, the virtual helpdesk will be held on Wednesday 3rd June 10am-12 Middy CEST- please save the date, a link to register for the event will be sent to you in the following week.

The webinar will be the opportunity for you to engage with the European Commission and Managing Authorities and shape the measures developed to boost CRII funding for social services. If you have additional or pressing funding needs linked to your response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CRII and CRII Plus are built to help fulfil these needs. It is now time to turn that in practice.

To be able to best understand the type of projects you need funding for, we request that you fill out  this short project form and return it to and   by 26th May. This information has been requested by the European Commission and Managing Authorities to assess funding needs and provide answers to your questions during this webinar.

This webinar will provide a unique space to communicate with the European Commission and Managing Authorities and potentially transform your funding needs into EU funded projects. As a result, we urge you to submit your completed template and join us on 3rd June for this webinar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact EAN office.

Best wishes,

Dr. Jiri Horecky, MBA