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Apply for funding from the ESF Plus "Future Centers" program

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you as a company would like to be supported in the digital, demographic and ecological transformation, you can apply for funding. The offers are aimed particularly at SMEs and employees. Contact the Future Center in your federal state.

The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) supports companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees, in coping with digital, demographic and ecological change. With the ESF Plus program "Future Centers", SMEs receive concrete consulting and qualification offers based on a tailor-made analysis. The aim is to redesign work and learning processes. The introduction of digital technologies and human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) systems is also supported.

(Solo) self-employed persons are also to be supported in the establishment of interest groups and the promotion of self-regulating processes.

The following 3 fields of action will be supported:

  • Regional Future Centers (RZ)
  • a Coordinating Future Center
  • a House of the Self-Employed (HdS)

The aim is to achieve nationwide coverage with the future centers. Companies, especially SMEs and their employees, should also be able to be reached easily in rural areas through different forms of offer.

Type and scope:

The funding is granted in the form of pro rata financing with grants. The maximum grant amount is 90 percent of the total expenditure in all three priority areas.

Applications are approved by Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See (DRV KBS). The DRV KBS has the following tasks

  • informing the applicants and providing advice on funding,
  • examine applications,
  • approve and pay out grants and
  • review projects.

The duration of an individual project is generally 48 months. An extension of the project duration remains unaffected, subject to the availability of funds. The earliest possible start date for projects is January 1, 2023.


Process flow

The funding procedure for the ESF Plus funding guideline "Future Centers" is a two-stage process. In the 1st step, you submit an expression of interest. In the 2nd step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an application.

Step 1:

  • The expression of interest procedure has already been completed.

Step 2:

  • If your project has been positively assessed, then you have been invited to submit a formal, written funding application via the Z-EU-S funding portal.

If the project is approved, the usual regulations for grants apply, supplemented by special regulations for federal funding from the European Social Fund 2021-2027.

Requirements

Applications can be submitted by

  • legal entities under private or public law
  • associations of persons with legal capacity
  • associations of such persons who can prove their proximity to joint interest groups of self-employed persons, consulting experience, network connections and their professional and administrative suitability.

The following are excluded from funding:

  • Eligible applicants over whose assets insolvency, composition, sequestration or bankruptcy proceedings have been applied for or opened
  • Eligible applicants who have submitted or are obliged to submit a statement of assets in accordance with the provisions of the German Code of Civil Procedure or the German Fiscal Code.
Which documents are required?
  • In the funding portal Z-EU-S for the ESF Plus federal program "Zukunftszentren" all necessary documents.
What are the fees?

There are no costs for the expression of interest and application.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • You can lodge an appeal against decisions made as part of the approval process (funding decision, final decision) via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • A direct appeal procedure is also permitted against decisions made as part of the expression of interest procedure - provided these were issued by a supreme federal authority
Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

You can replace the written form with the electronic form of the qualified electronic signature (qeS) or electronic proof of identity (eID) approved in the Z-EU-S funding portal.

Please give preference to the electronic form.

Only in exceptional cases can you apply to the granting authority to submit the signature by post.

In such exceptional cases, you must download the electronically recorded forms submitted in Z-EU-S after electronic submission. You must then sign the forms by hand and submit them by post. Please note the applicable deadlines.

Author

Division I4 at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

25.11.2022

Teaser

If you as a company would like to be supported in the digital, demographic and ecological transformation, you can apply for funding. The offers are aimed particularly at SMEs and employees. Contact the Future Center in your federal state.

Process flow

The funding procedure for the ESF Plus funding guideline "Future Centers" is a two-stage process. In the 1st step, you submit an expression of interest. In the 2nd step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an application.

Step 1:

  • The expression of interest procedure has already been completed.

Step 2:

  • If your project has been positively assessed, then you have been invited to submit a formal, written funding application via the Z-EU-S funding portal.

If the project is approved, the usual regulations for grants apply, supplemented by special regulations for federal funding from the European Social Fund 2021-2027.

Requirements

Applications can be submitted by

  • legal entities under private or public law
  • associations of persons with legal capacity
  • associations of such persons who can prove their proximity to joint interest groups of self-employed persons, consulting experience, network connections and their professional and administrative suitability.

The following are excluded from funding:

  • Eligible applicants over whose assets insolvency, composition, sequestration or bankruptcy proceedings have been applied for or opened
  • Eligible applicants who have submitted or are obliged to submit a statement of assets in accordance with the provisions of the German Code of Civil Procedure or the German Fiscal Code.

Which documents are required?

  • In the funding portal Z-EU-S for the ESF Plus federal program "Zukunftszentren" all necessary documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for the expression of interest and application.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • You can lodge an appeal against decisions made as part of the approval process (funding decision, final decision) via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • A direct appeal procedure is also permitted against decisions made as part of the expression of interest procedure - provided these were issued by a supreme federal authority

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

You can replace the written form with the electronic form of the qualified electronic signature (qeS) or electronic proof of identity (eID) approved in the Z-EU-S funding portal.

Please give preference to the electronic form.

Only in exceptional cases can you apply to the granting authority to submit the signature by post.

In such exceptional cases, you must download the electronically recorded forms submitted in Z-EU-S after electronic submission. You must then sign the forms by hand and submit them by post. Please note the applicable deadlines.

Author

Division I4 at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

25.11.2022

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