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What is PEOPLE?

PEOPLE is a European mini-programme led by the Junta of Andalucia co-funded under the Interregional Cooperation programme INTERREG IVC.

The aim of PEOPLE is to explore the opportunities for new forms of employment and for improving well-being and cohesion in the frame of the demographic and societal changes. This way, PEOPLE will contribute to reinforce the cohesion and social welfare in the participating regions and find solutions to address some of the consequences of the economic down turn.

There are five themes open under PEOPLE in the UK :

  • E-health & Independence (Sub-objective 2)
  • Silver economy (Sub-objective 3)
  • Social and e-inclusion (Sub-objective 4)
  • Social entrepreneurship (Sub-objective 5)
  • Civil society empowerment (Sub-objective 6)

This is a €4m programme involving 7 European regions: Andalucia ( Spain ), South East England (UK), Venezia ( Italy ), Noord-Brabant ( Netherlands ), Malopolska ( Poland ), Stockholm ( Sweden ) and Timis ( Romania ). 

Call for Sub-projects:

The PEOPLE programme was launched on 17 June 2009 with a call for proposals inviting local and sub-regional stakeholders to participate with innovative ideas and solutions to respond to the challenges brought about by changing demographics and different life-styles faced by most European regions. A maximum of 10 sub-projects will be funded covering the five themes.

A sub-project, in order to eligible must be performed by a cluster of public entities from a minimum of three participating regions.

The close of the call and deadline for the submission of bids is 15 September 2009. 

For more information on the PEOPLE programme, please visit

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