CHERRIES Örebro | Second Open Call for Solutions

CHERRIES is calling European companies and organisations to solve the “Breaking and preventing involuntary loneliness among elderly” challenge

Closed Call
CALL OPENS: Sep 24, 2021
CALL ENDS: Nov 25, 2021

The Challenge:

Promoted by Region Örebro County and Activa Foundation, the challenge is to find the persons who are involuntary lonely and offer them a social context. In addition, the challenge aims to solve long-term loneliness risks leading to self-isolation from social contacts and society in general. There is also often an expectation that others will make contact, an expectation that is rooted in a perception that they do not want to be a burden. Therefore, the people with the greatest need for social contacts can be difficult to reach with various efforts that aim to break the loneliness and offer a social context. In the groups that are easier to reach, there are people who have understood that there is a connection between loneliness and lack of social contacts, who in this way also see a benefit in getting involved and participating in various forms of activities.

Therefore, we need to work in new ways to find and engage the group of older people that we do not reach on a daily basis with efforts to reduce involuntary loneliness.

Read the full call for solutions here: CHERRIES Call for solutions Örebro

Why should you apply:

  • Co-develop and validate the solution with the challenge promoter
  • Receive 31 500 € to develop your solution over 8 months*
  • Mentoring support to ensure smooth development and implementation of the solution

*Eligible costs are project costs such as actual personnel costs, external services, travel and accommodation. Read more about actions involving financial support to third parties in Horizon 2020 Work programme Annex K.

Who can apply:

Associations, companies, public enterprises and other types of organizations registered as legal entities in EU or EU/H2020 associated countries can apply for project funding.
As the co-creation process will be carried out in local language, the applicants will need to be able to communicate with stakeholder groups in Swedish.
Actors who are granted project funding do not need to be connected to the western part of Örebro County (including the municipalities of Degerfors, Karlskoga and Laxå) but must be able to offer their solution in all or parts of this area.

Application process:

The call will be open for 2 months. Date for closing the call: 25th of November.

Applications should be submitted to

Application form, template for the budget calculation and full description of the call can be found in the “Documents” section below.  Approved languages for applications are English or Swedish.

Selection process:

Applications will be rated based on the evaluation criteria from a range 1 to 10. Please refer in the ‘’Documents’’ section .

The top three applications will be invited to a pitching and Q&A session shortly after the deadline of the call.


Please submit your questions to

Please notice that all questions and related answers will be published in the “CHERRIES Örebro Call for Solutions_FAQ” document.


Description of Call for solutions: CHERRIES Call for solutions Örebro

Application form: CHERRIES Orebro Call for solutions application form

Budget template: CHERRIES Orebro Call_Budget template

Evaluation Criteria: CHERRIES Orebro Call_Evaluation criteria

CHERRIES Örebro Call for Solutions_FAQ: FAQ call for solutions_CHERRIES Orebro

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