CONTESTS | SI2E
The SI2E – Incentive System for Entrepreneurship and Employment was launched in the context of Portugal 2020 support with the main objective of promoting entrepreneurship and job creation. In the Northern Region, it is implemented with funds from NORTE 2020, through the FEDER and the FSE, and managed by Local Action Groups, Intermunicipal Communities and Metropolitan Area of Porto.
Based on the logic of stimulating small businesses in low-density areas or territories with high unemployment, SI2E provides for the application of European Union funds for the creation of micro and small enterprises or the expansion or modernization of micro and small enterprises.
Micro and small enterprises, including entities engaged in a craft or other activity on an individual or family basis, societies of persons or associations which regularly carry out an economic activity.
NORTE 2020 funds are invested in investments in one of the 86 municipalities in the North of Portugal. For SI2E, the candidate must confirm that the location of the investment is eligible in one of the areas of intervention of the managing entities:
- Investments up to 100 thousand Euros l Areas of intervention of the Local Action Groups (LAGs), responsible for the promotion of Local Community Based Development Strategies (LCBDS) – Check here the area of incidence of LAGs
Investment between 100 and 235 thousand euros (100 thousand euros in areas with no LAG intervention) | Areas of intervention of the Intermunicipal Communities and the Porto Metropolitan Area, responsible for the stimulation of Pacts for Development and Territorial Cohesion (PDTC) – See here the incidence area of the CIM e AMP
To apply for SI2E should access the Counter 2020, the access point for all entities wishing to apply for funding from Portugal 2020. The authentication on the portal requires the use of tax identification number and password provided by the Tax Authority. Before registering the application, and in order to ensure the correct framework, you must make sure that NORTE 2020 competition (item Social Inclusion and Employment) the proposed investment is eligible.
The deadlines for the calls for tenders in which these grants are included should be consulted in the respective notices published online (item Social Inclusion and Employment)
All economic sectors are eligible for SI2E, without prejudice to any restrictions foreseen in the calls for tender, of the investments resulting from obligations under concession contracts with the State and of the following exceptions provided by law: fisheries and aquaculture, primary agricultural production and forests, processing and marketing of agricultural products listed in Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and processing and marketing of forestry products; Of projects to diversify activities on farms, under the terms of the Partnership Agreement, and projects that focus on the activities foreseen in the CAE – Rev.3:
i) Insurance and financial services – divisions 64 to 66 of section K;
ii) Defense – subclass 25402, of class 2540, of group 254, of division 25, of section C; Subclass 30400, class 3040, group 304, division 30 of section C; Subclass 84220, of class 8422, of group 842, of division 84 of section O;
iii) Lotteries and other parka games – division 92 of section R.
An application forms part of FSE support when it provides for expenditure on remuneration for jobs created in the following situations:
- a) Creating Your Own Job;
- b) Creation of jobs for unemployed registered for more than 6 months in the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, I. P. (IEFP, I. P.), including long-term and very long-term unemployed;
c) Creation of jobs for young people up to 30 years in search of the first job enrolled in IEFP, I. P., as unemployed for at least 2 months.